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Festival Style Folk Wedding Band Hire Kent

Bring that magical Glastonbury main stage sound to your wedding with the fantastic Kent based Festival Folk. The folk-driven quartet will bring their gale-force storm of a live set, delving into a mammoth setlist of classics from across the years from David Bowie to Oasis along with modern day chart hits from the likes of Pharrell and George Ezra. The collective of immense musicanships also have studio credits with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran as well as having shared stages with the likes of Rolling Stones and Hot Chip. Festival Folk have played at world renowned venues such as o2, Hammersmith Apollo, Royal Festival Hall and The Barbican whilst also previously performing live on the likes of television shows such as Charmed, Smallville and The Late Late Show so are no doubt the elite outfit that you need.

If you’re after the perfect live band to suit your vision for your special day, you can be sure with Festival Folk you have chosen tried and tested professionals that can rival any touring band, offering the ultimate wedding package.

“The band were just fantastic! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone said how great they were! Really impressed with them and all my communication with Tailored Entertainment. Very slick.”
Emma - Wedding, The Crown Inn, Henley-on-Thames

GET IN TOUCH!

From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / info@festivalfolkband.com and will be very happy to hear from you.

BOOK THE BAND

Once you have decided that Festival Folk are the band for you, Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit of £210 to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.

PLANNING

In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.

ON THE NIGHT

Festival Folk will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.

If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.

A guide to a standard evening reception would be:

  • 17:30 - Band Arrive
  • 19:00 - Background Music On
  • 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
  • 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
  • 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
  • 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close

Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer.The standard price for Festival Folk is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.

The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least three weeks notice of the song choice.

Festival Folk also offer a brilliant live lounge-style acoustic set, this is the perfect addition to your drinks reception and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate band for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 50% cheaper than hiring an equivalent act.

To discuss hiring Festival Folk to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240 or email info@festivalfolkband.com.

Festival Folk are based in Kent and have established themselves as the South East's most popular wedding band. Festival Folk travel wide and peform regularly in the Kent area, including Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Dover, Ramsgate, Tonbridge, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Swanley, Brighton and further afield including London, Essex, Surrrey, Suffolk and many more locations.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Laura
Celebration of Life, Kent
The band were just amazing - we couldn’t have hoped for better. So lovely, kind, considerate and talented. They set up and left without any fuss and put on a spectacular show that Josie would have loved. I had at least 4 people asking who they were so they could book them for other events. Can you thank them all again so much, from the bottom of my heart.
Lauren
Wedding, Lynsted Park, Sittingbourne
Everything has been so smooth throughout the whole process of booking the band for our wedding. I was extremely impressed with Festival Folk, they went above & beyond to make our day special. There were incidents with power cuts at the venue but the band were amazing and carried on with an acoustic set while we were trying to get the power back on. All the guys were lovely, so I can honestly say I had the best experience and would definitely recommend Festival Folk to everyone. Thank you again for helping make our day amazing!
Matthew & Emily
The Oak Grove, Upchurch
Wow, what can I say, you nailed it. It was the perfect band for the perfect venue. They got the guests up and dancing, and kept them up! A great variety of music. We have had nothing but praise for the band from our guests, and I think everyone enjoyed letting their hair down!
Adam
Wedding, Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex
5/5 - The band were absolutely fantastic, and the guests had nothing but positive words to say about them, they really made our evening what it was and it wouldn't have been the same without them. Erin and Rya at Tailored Entertainment have been a great help too during all the planning, and helping adapt our plans in the forever changing restrictions. Thank you so much for everything!!
Sioned & Donald
Wedding, Winters Barn, Canterbury
Huge thanks from us both! You guys were epic! Great time had by all and a few sore heads to start the new year.

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