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Hire a Festival Band

Forget the rain, mud and soggy tents that are associated with UK festivals. The music is the most important thing and makes the difference between the good and great festivals.

Whether it's Balkan Gypsy Jazz, Delta Blues or good old fashioned Rock n Roll, we have an amazing lineup for you to choose from.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local festival band for your event.

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  • Killerstream

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1200
    Killerstream deliver a cool mix of fresh new pop/rock tracks to pure classic tunes. We can customise our sets from our repertoire at the clients request. Our Lead singer always gets the crowd ...
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  • Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute)

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £2000
    Johnny2bad Bio: Johnny2bad are an 8 piece UB40 tribute band, who perform the music of the legendary Reggae act presenting their Dazzling live shows to audiences up and down the country both here ...
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  • The Upsiders

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £950
    The Upsiders are 5 piece band specialising in Funk, Soul, Pop and Folk music. With their diverse backgrounds in theatre, classical music, jazz, rock, blues and pop, they can cover all areas of ...
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  • Party On Up

    Trio act for hire
    Fee from £999
    Party On Up are a power trio, for a small set up they have a huge sound which packs more punch than some 10 piece bands! They take all the best bits of a DJ set and a Live Band set and combine ...
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  • Jazz Retrospective

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £999
    Jazz Retrospective perform classic Jazz standards from Swing, Latin, Jazz Waltz & beyond with a focus on warm tones and hypnotising melodies that makes them the perfect background accompaniment to ...
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  • The Curious Incident

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £300
    We're The Curious Incident from London. We make Pop/Rock with a Caribbean twist that tastes like the spice of Hot-Sauce and the nice of Lemonade and makes your troubles melt away. We've played ...
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  • Dust Me Down Blues Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £400
    Dust Me Down blues band is based in London. It is composed of professional musicians, well-known in London's blues scene. Ray Wallen is an experienced singer and harp player; he played in several ...
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  • EDITSELECT

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £450
    EDITSELECT are an indie rock band based in London and also DJ. We write and release our own material but can also provide an absolutely rocking covers set too. We have played on several ...
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  • The Ukes of Hazzard

    Duo act for hire
    Fee from £685
    The Ukes of Hazzard are an exciting new alternative to your typical event entertainment, playing many songs you know and love but with a fun and quirky twist! The Ukulele takes centre-stage in ...
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  • Batch Gueye Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £750
    Batch Gueye Band is a six-piece band, bringing traditional music and dance from Senegal to the UK. Together with a tight band of exceedingly skilled musicians, Batch Gueye consistently delivers ...
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  • King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £800
    * EXOTIC SOUNDS AND AROMAS… Having performed at festivals including Bestival and Secret Garden Party and at top venues in cities including London, Glasgow and Paris, KLFSDB know how to create a ...
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  • Fallen Lights

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £850
    Fallen Lights are a 4-piece Indie/Pop outfit based in Dublin Ireland. Together since early 2014 the band is made up of music graduates and final year music students. Musically speaking Fallen ...
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  • Maya & The Brassberries

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £900
    Maya and The Brassberries is a 6-piece unique sounding London based vocals + brass band, consisting of one of the finest musicians coming from renowned music schools such as the Guildhall School ...
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  • Electric Ocean

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1195
    Hello and welcome to the Headliner page of East Anglia’s premier Wedding & Function band, Electric Ocean. We're one of the the most popular wedding and function bands in Essex and Suffolk with ...
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  • The Jake Leg Jug Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1200
    The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and ...
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  • Tantz

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1200
    4**** “this is not the first time anyone has pushed the boundaries of klezmer, but I have not heard anything quite like this” (Songlines, 2015) Over the last few years, Leeds' based ...
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  • The Dancing Birds

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1200
    Led by siblings Matty & Julia Gurry, The Dancing Birds have recently relocated to London from their hometown of Melbourne, Australia. This highly competent band truly have a CV that "wows" & ...
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  • Mimika

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1300
    Mimika is a London based art music ensemble of up to 18 musicians, performing original music by composer and bandleader Mak Murtic. Critics have dubbed it sci-fi balkan, space jazz & contemporary ...
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  • The Wanderland Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1380
    The London-based Wanderland Band is a group of four gifted musicians who have an ingenious approach to entertaining the crowds. Offering a completely unplugged performance, the band immerse ...
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  • The Fontanas

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1650
    THE FONTANAS STYLE:  Brazilian Funk  / Latin Ska The Fontanas get the party started. As festival veterans, they deliver an upbeat live-set that gets audiences bouncing around like carnival ...
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  • Hackney Colliery Band

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £2500
    Hackney Colliery Band have had a simply phenomenal few years. From playing a 45 minute set at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and sets at the MOBO, Brit and Mercury Awards to live ...
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