DJs for hire in Colchester

Hire a DJ in Colchester for your wedding, party or event. If you need a local DJ who will keep your guests on their feet all night, look no further. From disco to house or pop to rock, our DJs are experienced in reading the room and playing hit after hit for your guests. Choose from 360 of the best professional DJs near you.

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Hire Charlie Sansom DJ with Encore
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£375 - £625
DJBasildon

Festival DJ specialising in R&B, Soul, Hip-hop and Garage! Swing singer covering Sinatra, Buble, Martin and more.

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Hire DJ Ahuncho DJ with Encore
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£120 - £300
DJChelmsford

Celebrities favourite DJ

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£300 - £700
DJChelmsford

Global Discotheque Extraordinaire.

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Hire Dj.Aemzo DJ with Encore
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£180 - £540
DJEssex

International DJ that brings the vibe to every celebration ! Played over 200 different events globally and enjoyed every second of it .

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Hire DJ Eren DJ with Encore
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DJEssex

Professional DJ & Host for All Events with over 18 years of experience Ready to bring good Vibes and Energy! Lets get the party started!

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Hire Events Evolution DJ with Encore
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£187.50 - £343.75
DJBenfleet

Essex #1 mobile DJ and party event hire company! We’ve played nationwide for a huge host of corporate and private events.

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Hire DJ DAKOTA DJ with Encore
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DJChelmsford

OVER A BILLION STREAMS, VOICE BEHIND JONAS BLUE'S HIT SONG FAST CAR. PLAYED FOR BRANDS SUCH AS ASTON MARTIN, BULGARI, SELFRIDGES, SOHO

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Hire DJ Joe Burns DJ with Encore
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DJBenfleet

Private Event DJ with experience of Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events and other occasions.

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Hire Kruel Intentions DJ with Encore
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£450 - £650
DJLondon

International DJ from London, Played all over Europe and alongside the likes of Camelphat / MK / Tinie Tempah / Gorgon City / DJ EZ & More

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Hire George Hilton DJ with Encore
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£625 - £1000
DJLondon

From Disco & Soul to Hip Hop, Indie & modern House, George can seamlessly bridge generational gaps with his selections and seamless mixing

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Hire Jodie Yang - Cooper DJ with Encore
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£812.50 - £1000
DJBristol

Highly Recommended Female Singer DJ - LIVE vocals while DJing at the same time! Playing the best floor fillers, party and club classics

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£500 - £1000
DJLondon

DJ KNIGHT is an internationally renowned open format DJ & Host. He has played for Idris Elba, Stella McCartney, Davina McCall and more

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Hire DJ Sparx DJ with Encore
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£875 - £1250
DJLondon

Female DJ from Holland travelling all over the globe to perform at events and make sure people have the party they've dreamed of!

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Hire Maximum Music UK DJ with Encore
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DJManchester

Award winning entertainment provider, 100+ 5 Star reviews, decades of experience, with a great professional approach. Get in touch now!

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Hire Twotone DJ DJ with Encore
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£500 - £750
DJLiverpool

A unique mix of DJ & Drums, creating unforgettable events

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Hire Tom Green DJ with Encore
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DJAbbots Langley

Seamless mixing, perfect track selection and a friendly personality, DJ Tom Green is a master at keeping the dancefloor full.

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DJSouthampton

Providing high-end sound, quality lighting and party vibes to events across the South of England!! With Steve, you are in safe hands!!

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Hire That Blonde Girl DJ with Encore
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DJManchester

Female DJ with 12+ years experience. High energy Club resident DJ in UK & IBIZA. Full PA setup for Private Parties & Weddings

Latest reviews of our DJs in Colchester

Charlie Sansom
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"Charlie was so friendly right from the very beginning through to the end of the night, we had a mixed bag in terms of age groups at the party but he got everyone up dancing and we all had a brilliant night! "

Chelsey hired Charlie Sansom for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 18 September 2021
Anthony Coleridge
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"We booked Anthony for our sister’s Ibiza themed hen do and he was amazing! From first contact he was extremely helpful and very quick to respond. We also booked a saxophonist, who Anthony hadn’t worked with before but they got in touch with each other and created a brilliant set together. Anthony was extremely professional and very self sufficient, he got himself set-up and packed away without any issues and no fuss. We really can not recommend Anthony highly enough, he was absolutely brilliant, everyone had such a great night and I don’t think anyone left the dance floor for the entire set!"

Kimberly hired Anthony Coleridge for a Private event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 31 July 2021
Charlie Sansom
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"Good DJ, got all the music we need, "

Trinie hired Charlie Sansom for a Birthday party (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 17 November 2019

FAQs about hiring Djs in Colchester

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How much does a DJ cost?

The average price for a DJ is £400 for a 2 hour performance. This price usually includes all of the relevant equipment, including decks, speakers and lighting.

Is it rude to ask DJ for a song request?

Not at all! Unlike live musicians, who have to learn music before performing it, your DJ may play almost any song you request. However, we recommend sending your DJ a list of songs you'd want them to include in their set list before the event, as some DJs may be unable to find lesser-known tracks on the night.

What does a DJ do?

A DJ, short for disc jockey, is a musician responsible for selecting and playing recorded music for audiences. They do more than just play songs; they blend music and carefully curate playlists specifically for each event. Our DJs will first discuss with you your music preferences, the theme of the event and the demographics of your guest list so they can get an understanding of the type of music that will work best for your event. When performing, DJs use mixers, turntables or other digital equipment to merge and blend tracks to keep a constant flow of music. Our DJs are experts at reading the crowd and adjusting the music accordingly, ensuring everyone’s having a great time. Many of our DJs offer MC services where they handle announcements and introduce special moments (like the first dance at a wedding). Some DJs also create remixes or mashups, adding their unique touch to popular tracks.

Do DJs need insurance to play?

Yes, many professional DJs in the UK choose to have insurance coverage. While it is not a legal requirement, venues and event organisers often require DJs to have PLI (Public Liability Insurance). This insurance protects DJs from potential legal and financial liabilities if a third party (such as a guest or venue staff) is injured or their property is damaged during the performance. Having insurance provides peace of mind and demonstrates professionalism, especially when performing at events and venues that prioritise safety and security for all parties involved. Encore simplifies the process of finding and booking insured DJs as all our musicians with PLI are marked with a badge on their profile.

What do I need to ask a DJ before hiring?

Aside from the pragmatic questions such as availability, music library and experience, there are some often overlooked questions such as set up times, how much space they'll need and performance style (how they interacted with the audience and their mixing style). If stuck, get in touch with one of our experts who can help you find the perfect DJ for your event.

Does a DJ provide all their own equipment?

DJs typically have their own decks, a high-quality PA system, microphones, and disco lighting. The quality of their equipment has a huge impact on the quality of the sound and experience they create—expensive DJs frequently have superior equipment, with this investment in quality and experience reflected in their price. Always ask the DJ if they require any additional equipment for their performance, as your venue may be able to supply additional sound and lighting to improve the performance.

How do I can find the right DJ for my event?

Finding the right DJ for your event can seem like a daunting task, but with Encore, you can ensure to find the perfect DJ for your event. You can browse through our selection of 360 professional DJs where you can filter by location, price, theme and check availability. We also provide reviews so you get a sense of their style and be assured of their professionalism. We also have dedicated category pages for DJs for corporate events, weddings, and birthday parties to ensure that your chosen DJ has experience with the type of event your hosting. Once you shortlisted a few DJ's you're interested in, you can directly enquire on the site and ask some more specific questions such as mixing style, an example of one of their typical DJ sets, and how they interact with the crowd. You can also specify at this stage whether you'd rather have a party DJ who keeps the dance floor full or a DJ who provides ambient background music, depending on your requirements.

How far in advance should I book?

We encourage booking a DJ as soon as possible. A talented DJ can be sometimes scheduled months (or even years!) in advance for peak periods like Christmas and the summer wedding season. However, at Encore, we handle last-minute reservations so get in touch with one of our experts if you have an event planned soon.

What is a mobile disco?

A mobile disco is a DJ who tours with a portable sound system allowing the DJ to travel around and perform in spaces which might not fit or have the facilities for a traditional stage. The beauty of mobile discos is that, unlike a traditional nightclub or venue, a mobile disco can be set up anywhere, perfect for smaller or outdoor venues.

Do you tip a DJ you hire?

Whether you tip a DJ you hire is completely up to you. If you feel your DJ has gone above and beyond to keep your guests entertained, you may want to tip them to show appreciation. However, ultimately, it is a personal choice and there is no expectation to.

Hiring a DJ in Colchester

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Electronic
Average response time:
4 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a DJ in Colchester?

The typical price for a DJ is:
£Budget£340
££Pro£570
£££High-end£800+

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Party DJ Hire


Our party DJ hire services can be tailored to suit any occasion. Bringing a vast selection of music, our DJs know how to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. From the latest hits to classic tunes, you can trust Encore Musicians for your party DJ.



Mobile Disco Hire


Want the disco experience at your event? Our mobile disco hire service brings the full disco setup directly to you, with disco lights and quality speaker systems, our mobile disco’s can transform any space into your dream party. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any celebration, our mobile discos are a great fit for all occasions.



DJ Services for Every Occasion


No matter the event, our DJ services are flexible and customisable to meet your needs. From intimate gatherings to large-scale events, our DJs are experienced in reading the crowd and keeping the energy high all night long. Let us provide the soundtrack to your next special occasion.

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