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Sitars for hire in the UK

Hire a sitar in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 5 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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From£180
SitarBrussels

Joachim (aka Sitardust) is a sitar player from Brussels. His compositions and sitar playing are mixing European and Indian flavours...

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From£180
SitarStroud

Jon Sterckx is an innovative tabla player & percussionist with over 25 years experience of working with world percussion.

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From£180
SitarLeicester

I've been playing the Sitar since 2001 and have been playing live gigs/ weddings and functions around the Midlands area since 2004

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From£250
SitarWaltham Abbey

Traditional sitar player

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From£180
SitarBordeaux and London

Based in Bordeaux, France, but available for work all over Europe.

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Popular genres:
Classical, Bollywood, Indian music
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How much does it cost to hire a sitar?

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can any sitar play my favourite song?

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

How much time do sitars take to set up?

Your sitar 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 sitar 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 sitars 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 sitars 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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