Rated Excellent
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Over 3000 5-star booking reviews

Side Drums for hire in the UK

Hire a side drum in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 4 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

Side drumsinUKforany price, sort bybest match
Shortlist
Check availability
From£180
Side drumBristol

I graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and I'm now based in Bristol. I do a variety of solo and ensemble performances.

Shortlist
Check availability
From£300
Side drumBristol

Batch Gueye sings the traditional music of the Senegalese Baye Fall with a soulful voice, magically bringing the heart of West-Africa to you

Shortlist
Check availability
From£180
Side drumLeeds

Singer, pianist and percussionist looking for singing pianist, accompaniment jobs or weddings in North England, BA Music student 3rd year

Shortlist
Check availability
Verified new listing
From£180
Side drumHuddersfield

Experienced percussionist, drummer and occasional keys player, currently studying for an MA by Research at the University of Huddersfield.

Side drums available across the UK and Ireland

England

Can’t find your location?

We might still have musicians in your area:

Hiring a side drum

Useful information

Popular genres:
Marching
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

How much does it cost to hire a side drum?

The typical price for a side drum is:
£Budget£180
££Pro£290
£££High-end£400+

Try our instant price calculator

Answer 1 quick question to get an instant quote estimate
1How long would you need musicians for?
1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any side drum play my favourite song?

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

How much time do side drums take to set up?

Your side drum 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 side drum 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 side drums 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 side drums will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

Trusted by
Just takes a few clicks and it’s always reliable. We used Encore every month for the past 2 years and it has been amazing.
The orchestra were a huge hit on Friday, so thanks again for your help last minute on this! Throughly impressive.
The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day.
Not quite sure of what you want?
We’re here to help!
Harry, our bookings specialist, is on hand to guide and assist you
1
Tell us about your event.
2
Relevant musicians are instantly alerted.
3
Available performers respond with tailored quotes.
Finding the perfect musician has never been easier.