Alternative Bands for hire in Belfast

Hire an alternative band in Belfast for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 62 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Belfast
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£400 - £2000
Alternative bandBelfast

Leave a generous helping of pop music to simmer for 8 decades and serve with a cold pint.

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£360 - £1250
Alternative bandCounty Down, UK

If you love 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Pop/Rock/Blues/Dance and current chart hits - you’ll love us!

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Alternative bandNewtownards

Classic Rock/ Blues/ 90’s 3 Piece Party Band

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£360 - £540
Alternative bandStourport-on-Severn

An acoustic duo like no other promises to bring a unique and uplifting experience to your event.

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£900 - £1350
Alternative bandManchester

Funk, Soul, Motown, Folk, Country, Pop, Indie....whatever you fancy WE ARE YOUR BAND :)

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£400 - £1420
Alternative bandSalford

One of the UK's leading function bands. An elegant 2-5pc band offering the finest musicians guaranteed to provide high quality entertainment

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£1150 - £2200
Alternative bandCardiff

Winners of the 2020 best band in Wales Award! Our musicianship & experience means we are guaranteed to wow your guests! Now booking for 2023

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£815 - £1140
Alternative bandGlasgow

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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£320 - £1665
Alternative bandManchester

Professional Party Band for all of Your Event Needs. Playing a range of pop, rock, motown, ska and more!

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£1400 - £1600
Alternative bandManchester

The Covers Band For Music Fans. All Weddings & Events! Rock/Indie/Britpop/Soul/60s,70s,80s. Manchester/Cheshire/Worldwide!

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£1 - £995
Alternative bandBirmingham

A fantastic, high energy, 4-piece band, perfect for weddings & corporate events

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£500 - £700
Alternative bandWirral

Recognised as THE best covers band in Merseyside. Indie, pop and rock with attitude.

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£1199 - £1599
Alternative bandPontefract

Brassy, Funky Pop For Any Occasion - Backstage Brass are guaranteed to bring a party atmosphere to any event!

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£750 - £1250
Alternative bandSutton Coldfield

Taking you right back to the Nineties, paying homage to Britpop, Manchester, and Indie with an authentic, energy-packed performance.

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£565 - £765
Alternative bandGlasgow

The Brogues are a UK-based ceilidh band who met in Glasgow and now play all over the country. #lovetoceilidh

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From£1500
Alternative bandCoventry

What Are You Vibing?

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£750 - £1150
Alternative bandManchester

High quality covers trio with their own twist on classic tunes. Bringing the energy of an originals band playing your favourite hits!

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£1500
Alternative bandLeeds

The Ironsides are the ultimate Festival Folk trio that are creating waves all over the UK with their incredible performances!

Hiring an alternative band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
July, September, December

How much does it cost to hire an alternative band?

The typical price per group member for alternative bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any alternative band play my favourite song?

Professional alternative bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that alternative bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the alternative band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do alternative bands take to set up?

Your alternative band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the alternative band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our alternative bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our alternative bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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