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5 Fun Live Music Ideas for a Cracking Coronation Party


Hold onto your top hats, folks! The country is gearing up for the upcoming coronation of Charles III and the accompanying bank holiday celebrations. Whatever your thoughts on the monarchy, the occasion presents the perfect opportunity to come together and have a good old knees up!

And if you want to make your coronation party one to remember, then live music is the way to go. With live musicians performing for you and your guests, you’ll enjoy a level of entertainment that recorded music simply can’t match. 

But fear not, dear readers, here at Encore we’ve compiled five fabulous live music ideas to make your coronation party the talk of the town…

String Quartet 

The classy option is the timeless and sophisticated string quartet. The beautiful sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach are sure to add an air of elegance to the festivities, and leave your guests feeling oh-so-fancy.

Folk band

If you’re looking to go down a more traditional route, why not opt for an English folk band? With jigs, reels, and ballads galore, these lively musicians are sure to get your guests tapping their toes and swinging their partners in no time.


Jazz band

For those who like a touch of class with a hint of modernity, a jazz band is the way to go. From classic jazz standards to contemporary fusion, this musical genre will create the perfect ambiance for a relaxed yet sophisticated celebration.


British Cover band

If you’re hoping to really get the party started, a cover band is the way to go. Whether you’re into the swinging 60s, the disco-loving 70s, or the neon-clad 80s, a cover band can deliver all the hits that will get your guests up and grooving.


Brass band

Last but certainly not least, why not take inspiration from the great North English tradition of brass band playing and accompany your celebrations with the regal sound of trumpets and trombones. Announce your event with a royal fanfare and then progress onto some festival brass covers in while your guests relax into the sunny (hopefully!) bank holiday spirit.  

So there you have it, folks. With these five fantastic live music ideas, you’re sure to create a coronation party fit for a king!


Jonny Venvell

Jonny is Encore's Head of Artist Relations.

He's responsible for supporting and helping musicians on the platform and writes most of the musician-facing articles on the blog. He can usually be found singing in choirs, drumming in bands, or nodding meaningfully to particularly good chords in London's jazz bars.

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