DJs for hire in Edinburgh

Hire a DJ in Edinburgh 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 242 of the best professional DJs near you.

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Hire Dj Otiks  DJ with Encore
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£300 - £400
DJGlenrothes

Dj Otiks is a multi-genre Dj, a Club and mobile Dj and has played for several events. Ranging from cooperate event, birthday party, wedding,

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Hire DJ Fred x  DJ with Encore
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£150 - £430
DJEdinburgh

Vibrant DJ running the Edinburgh Clubbing scene, mixing both old and new, I can get anyone up and grooving!

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Hire LG Jam Jockey  DJ with Encore
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DJDenny

Mobile dj service in Central Scotland

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Hire zbrk DJ with Encore
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£150 - £230
DJEdinburgh

Young inspiring DJ with lots of experience garuntted to make your party better

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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 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

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Hire Alex Frost DJ with Encore
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DJHyde

DJ and producer playing everything that feels good!

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Hire DJ Will DJ with Encore
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DJManchester

Upbeat energetic wedding & party DJ

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Hire John A. Christie DJ with Encore
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£195 - £450
DJLeeds

SINGER & DJ UNIQUE! - Also Top Professional Wedding Singer and Stand-up Comedian, with a Huge Karaoke selection, too!

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Hire DJ Glenn DJ with Encore
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DJGainsborough

The electrifying music experience! Professional DJ with smart setup sound and lighting for your event

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Hire Fresh Entertainments DJ with Encore
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DJGlasgow

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Hire DJ Matt DJ with Encore
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£150 - £412.50
DJLeyland

DJ Matt: Unforgettable experiences from festivals to weddings! Contact us to leave a lasting impression at your event. #music #entertainment

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Hire LKE DJ with Encore
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£250 - £400
DJNottingham

LKE & Audio-Live. Experts in weddings, birthdays and clients such as the Ministry Of Defence, Woodborough Hall and Aures - London.

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Hire Multiplex Decks  DJ with Encore
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DJWirral

5 Star Rated DJ! Do you want a busy dancefloor catering for all ages? Make great memories and leave your guests with tired feet. Book today

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Hire Frankie Santana DJ with Encore
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£625 - £750
DJLeeds

Resident Leeds DJ and Radio Presenter, Frankie spins dance and house music that’s guaranteed to fill the floor.

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Hire DJ Karlton DJ with Encore
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£906.25 - £1050
DJStone

DJ Karlton is an award-winning, high-profile, professional DJ that performed at 5000+ events worldwide!

Latest reviews of our DJs in Edinburgh

Dj Otiks
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"Great experience. Fantastic music and a brilliant guy. Guest all loved him too"

Martin hired Dj Otiks for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Edinburgh)

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DJ Fred x
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"Freddie was brilliant! We hired him to do our wedding at Leith Arches and he absolutely smashed it. He listened to what we wanted and kept the dance floor full all evening. He also did the music before the ceremony and during the meal. He was also very responsive to emails. I'd highly recommend him if you're looking for a professional and friendly DJ."

Katie hired DJ Fred x for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 25 November 2023
DJ Fred x
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"We hired Freddie for our daughters 21st Birthday. He was brilliant. His communication was great and he tailored the evening to suit her taste and ensure everyone was up in the dance floor. Highly recommended! "

Emma hired DJ Fred x for a Private event (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 23 September 2023

FAQs about hiring Djs in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh?

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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