Do you want to book a DJ? An important part of your event or wedding is selecting a great DJ. The DJ creates the atmosphere you are looking for. You can choose from different music styles - a house DJ, lounge DJ, DJ and saxophonist, party DJ, or an all-around DJ.
Our DJs each offer a different package in terms of style and music genre. For example, a DJ who plays house music is perfectly suitable for a hip business party or a discotheque. Are you getting married and are looking for a nice DJ? Your best option would be to book a DJ who plays a diverse catalogue.
Our party DJs and all-around DJs are perfect for weddings, functions and business parties; this is because our artists play music from the past and present. It is ideal for a diverse audience and everyone can party, dance and have fun. Do you want to request a British DJ for a children's party… or do you want to hire a wedding DJ? Our DJs can be used for all kinds of bookings.
Hire a DJ for your wedding, birthday and business party
All our artists bring their own equipment, so you do not have to worry about the sound equipment and lighting. If a musician plays along with the DJ, the musician plugs his equipment into the DJ’s system. The musicians play short sessions with the DJ. If you have some equipment on location, you can specify this in advance and it will be taken into account.
For questions and additional information, you can reach us seven days a week by email or telephone.
To assess the costs of your DJ party, the price for hiring a DJ is important. Do you want to steal the show with a famous DJ, or would you rather a budget-friendly DJ? The necessary technology, turntables, DJ booth and lights are included in the listed price of hire. It is also possible to hire a complete drive-in show. You can always book artists via our booking office. A unique solution is possible for every occasion; that is why we like to consult with you regarding hiring the perfect DJ for your event.
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Blog about DJs
Are you going to organise your son's eighteenth birthday party and you want to make sure it will be a blast? Is your wedding coming up in a few weeks and the music for the reception is the only thing that you still have to arrange? Or maybe you are throwing a party for your friends at home and you would like some nice music, but you don't want to spend the whole evening playing with Spotify. In these situations and more, hiring a DJ would be a fantastic idea to maintain a great party.
Musically, a DJ is one of the most versatile options you can choose from. From cosy birthdays and dazzling weddings to festive corporate events and parties until the late hours, you can book a DJ for almost any occasion. Whatever party you organise, chances are that booking a DJ will surely provide added value for yourself and all of your guests. A live set from a professional DJ can take your party to the next level and make it the real deal.
The popularity of DJs as entertainers has grown enormously in recent decades. Some of the most well known and successful artists in the world at the moment are DJs. Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Zedd, and David Guetta are all great examples. Any popular festival will surely boast a few top DJs whether it be for Tomorrowland, Coachella, or Lollapalooza. With the popularity of DJs sky high, it is an obvious choice to choose this kind of performer if you want dancing, partying, and fun at your event.
In addition, there are also many differences between the many available DJs in terms of music genre. When you think of booking a DJ, you probably are thinking of a form of dance or electronic music, but that is only a small part of all DJs. You can book a DJ for almost any music genre, from hip-hop and lounge music to golden oldies and catchy pop music. It mainly depends on what kind of music you are looking for and what role you have in mind for the DJ at your party.
Booking the ideal DJ for your party or event does not have to be complicated, but given the broad variety of options, it is often a good idea to get guidance from a professional company that has experience. Not every DJ will fit the type of event you are arranging, but Evenses can help thanks to our extensive portfolio of professional DJs that we have worked with for years. We are happy to make that expertise and experience available to our clients so that we can help them book the best act possible.
You can reach our event specialists seven days a week via the quotation form on our website, or by e-mail or telephone. If you want to begin by taking a look yourself, you can start exploring with the help of the search engine on our website. In order to make the entire process even more transparent for you, we will also explain why it is a good idea to book a DJ and what you should pay attention to during the booking process.
Why would you book a DJ?
There is an extensive range of DJs in the Netherlands, Belgium, U.K, and America. Finding the DJ that fits your party perfectly is a matter of choosing well, but are you still unsure about using a part of your budget on a DJ when you could just play pre-made playlists from Spotify? That is a good question that many people have thought about, but booking a DJ comes with various benefits.
Certainly from parties such as weddings and celebrations, the things that guests remember most is catering and entertainment. As a party organiser, you don't want to see your guests start to look bored or disinterested after an hour, so it's important that you entertain them. A live DJ can be the difference-maker and have everyone up on their feet having a good time.
This is partly due to the fact that a DJ is present at the party live and will bring a high-quality sound and light system to create a dance club atmosphere. By booking a DJ, you ensure that the music is constantly adjusted to the atmosphere and preferences of the people at the party so that people do not get bored. A good DJ will play music that fits the moment and reads the room well. An experienced DJ can also quickly respond to things that happen during the party, such as the arrival of a guest of honour or announcing a speech. They can also act as the MC of the reception and ensure the schedule moves along smoothly.
However, there are other ways you can go through booking a DJ can give you a personal touch to your party or event. Almost every DJ can also play requests so that you can personalise the setlist for the party to a large extent if you wish. This is useful if you are getting a DJ for your daughter's 10-year-old birthday and want a DJ to play more Disney or Shawn Mendes songs. Most party DJs are more than happy to do this and abide by the songs that the party wants to hear.
Finally, you can avoid a lot of potential stress by booking a professional DJ. Whatever party or event you organise, there are always a lot of things that need to be arranged and factors that need to be taken into account. Booking a DJ of your choice ensures that you no longer have to think about the music and there's one less thing that you have to plan out for the event.
With a DJ and a good preparation of the setlist, you have a lot more time for other things during the event and you can spend more time with the people you have invited. A great DJ will entertain the guests one way or another so that you won't have to worry about entertaining them yourself.
Some things to keep in mind when booking a DJ
Booking a DJ for your party or event does not have to be difficult, but there are some things that you should pay attention to when looking to book. From the experience of the DJs, the required equipment, and the characteristics of the location, ultimately these various factors are important to take into account.
The DJ experience
A disadvantage of the massive popularity of DJs nowadays is that there is a lot of variation in terms of quality. However, it is important to keep in mind that not every DJ with a turntable and a website is necessarily a good one. Therefore, be sure to pay attention to the artist's experience and try to find some videos and reviews online before booking a DJ. With Evenses, you won't have to worry about this as we only work with professional and experienced DJs.
The musical preference of the DJ
As stated earlier, there is also a lot of variation in terms of music styles. While some professional DJs only play electronic music or techno, other DJs concentrate on 80s music or pop. This does not mean anything about the quality of the DJs in question, but more about the extent to which he or she fits in with the party that you are going to organise. It is therefore important that your preference for the party matches the musical specialities of the DJ.
The required equipment
An advantage of booking a DJ is that he or she will not need a lot of equipment to play a set. However, it is wise to discuss which specific requirement an act needs before you sign the contract. For example, does the DJ bring his or her own turntable? Do you have to provide additional equipment with specific specifications yourself? As an organiser, it is one of your duties to ensure that all equipment is present and working correctly before the event starts.
What Evenses can do for you
As an entertainment agency, we work with a wide range of DJs that are suitable for shows at all kinds of parties and events, from birthdays and weddings to festivals and corporate events. You can also book DJs that perform with instrumental accompaniment or a live singer. Whether you're giving a summer party in the garden or organising a New Year's Eve dinner for the office, Evenses will gladly help you find the ideal option for your party or event. By booking a DJ you can make your party completely unique, especially if you put the playlist together with him or her in advance.
It is advisable to book a DJ with a company that understands a thing or two about planning events and working with DJs. Evenses has been active in the world of artist bookings for years and we have booked hundreds of different acts. You can already start looking by using the search engine on the website. You may also contact our event specialists seven days a week with questions about booking a DJ. You can always reach them by filling in the quotation form on the website and sending it without obligation, or by e-mail or telephone.
FAQ for DJ booking
How much does hiring a DJ cost?
Cost indication for a DJ:
£ 0 - £ 250 Hobby DJ
£ 250 - £ 500 Professional DJ, short set
£ 500 - £ 1000 Professional DJ, full evening
£ 1000 - £ 1250 Professional DJ with musician
£ 1250 - £ 1750 Professional DJ with band
£ 2000 and above Well-known DJ
The exact prices for booking a DJ depend on a number of elements:
The length of time the DJ performs. A performance of 1 hour has a lower price than 4 hours. Relatively speaking, the price of booking a DJ decreases as the DJ spins. The travel costs and set-up / dismantling costs of the DJ are also included in the first hour.
The amount of light and sound technology that the DJ must bring.
The travel distance that the DJ must cover.
How long does the DJ play?
That is flexible and entirely dependent on your wishes. Usually a DJ spins from 1 hour and usually up to 4 hours. However, it is also possible to deploy a DJ for more than 4 hours. A drink and small snack is welcome!
Does the DJ bring sound and light with him?
Yes, in most cases we agree on this. Our DJs have a sound set that is suitable for a party of up to 150 people. This can also be expanded for larger numbers of guests. You can also hire it yourself if you prefer. Often the cheapest option is to book this with the DJ. He is also familiar with the equipment, which works well for him or her.
How long does it take to build up the DJ technique?
Building up the technique of a DJ is quite fast. You can assume a period between 30 and 60 minutes.
How long in advance is the DJ ready?
The DJ is ready to start 30 minutes before the performance. This means that everything has been built and the sound check has been successfully completed. In consultation it is also possible for the DJ to be ready to start earlier. This may be desirable if, for example, you give the party in the same room where the dinner takes place.
Can the DJs also play with musicians?
Yes, this is certainly possible and is a nice addition to the act. Often chosen musicians at the DJ are saxophonists, violinists or singers.
Can I pass my request numbers on to the DJ?
Yes, this is possible. It is best to agree this with the DJ before booking. Then he or she can ensure that the songs are nicely processed in the DJ set. You can also submit a single request number on the evening itself, but we do not recommend doing this too much. This makes it more difficult to make a good set-up.