How much does it cost to hire an Irish band?

Ballpark fees?

Each band (we base the figures on a typical 3 piece band) has it's own fees, so the examples below are shown as a guide only to the approximate amount involved.

The ballpark figure is based on the minimum and maximum fee you would usually expect to pay.

When you make an enquiry about a specific act we'll check if they're free and get a firm figure quoted for you.

Mon-thurs: £650-£850

Fri-sat:      £750-£950

Playing times?

The standard playing times for booking a band are for 2 hours.

Example: 9-11pm and includes 1 x 15 minute break.

It's also an option for some bands to play for 3 x 45 minute sets within a 3 hour window.

This involves additional cost.

Extra fees?

Depending on the location of your event or venue and its proximity to the location of the band, extra travel costs may be involved.

This would be included in any quote we provide you.

Where the cost of an overnight stay is required this will also be included in any quote we provide you.

In some cases the booker will provide the accommodation required in consultation with the band via the agency.

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In the vast majority of cases, the acts are not vat registered because they are earning under the vat threshold, therefore NO vat normally applies.

In the rare case of an exception, we'll always advise you at the time of any quote and it will be included and specified in any paperwork.