Festival Folk

Festival Folk

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    Kent
  • Guide Price:

    £1,880

Break out the banjo's and get set for a big old barn dance! Festival Folk are here to bring their fun fuelled, Mumford & Sons style sound to bare on all your favourite hit tunes. An ideal addition to your festival themed wedding!

Style

Stylish and contemporary with a relaxed, rock and roll feel. The sound and look of your favourite festival headliners.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece festival style show with an awesome live!
  • 2 x 60 minute live sets - 1 x folk-style & 1 x electric indie/rock/pop
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA, sound engineer and stage lighting
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • 60 minute acoustic live lounge set - perfect for your drinks reception 
  • 60 minute Roaming acoustic set - a fun alternative to the live lounge set for drinks or dinner, the band perform sing-a-long classics unamplified and mingling between your guests 
  • Band member to DJ live before and after sets 
  • Additional special song requests
  • Daytime music and wireless mic for speeches

The band were just fantastic! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone said how great they were!

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Mumford/Folk-Style

All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dance Monkey - Tones And I
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Faith - George Michael
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Ride With Me - Nelly
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shotgun - George Ezra
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Time Is Now - Moloko
Toxic - Britney Spears
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blacc & Avicii
Electric (Modern)
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Boy – Estelle
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Basket Case - Green Day
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Common People – Pulp
Dakota – Stereophonics
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Feels - Calvin Harris feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean
Forget You - Cee Lo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
I Need You Tonight - INXS
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
If You Wanna Come Back - The Vaccines
Kids - Mgmt
Last Nite - The Strokes
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Say Something - Doja Cat
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Wants To Move - N.E.R.D
She’s Electric – Oasis
Someday - The Strokes
Stacy's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Love - Maroon 5
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
What You Want - Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall – Oasis

Electric (Modern)

All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Boy – Estelle
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Basket Case - Green Day
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Common People – Pulp
Dakota – Stereophonics
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Forget You - Cee Lo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Going Underground - The Jam
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Hounds Of Love - The Futureheads
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
If You Wanna Come Back - The Vaccines
It's The End Of The World As We Know It - Rem
Kids - Mgmt
Last Nite - The Strokes
Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Riptide - Vance Joy
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She’s Electric – Oasis
Someday - The Strokes
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Love - Maroon 5
Toxic - Brittany Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
What You Want - Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall - Oasis

Electric (Classic)

500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be) - The Proclaimers
All Day & All Of The Night - The Kinks
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
Faith - George Michael
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Want To Break Free - Queen
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumpin’ Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Keep On Runnin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
My Generation - The Who
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hailey and the Comets
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
You Make My Dreams (Come True) - Hall & Oates
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Afternoon Acoustic

8 Days A Week - The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Back For Good - Take That
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Cant Hurry Love - The Supremes
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Graceland – Paul Simon
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Linger - Cranberries
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
My Life - Billy Joel
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Riptide - Vance Joy
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Tender - Blur
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
There She Goes – The La's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Toxic - Britney Spears
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Winter Winds - Mumford And Sons
Yellow – Coldplay
You're My Best Friend - Queen
You're So Great - Blur
Your Love Gets Sweeter – Finley Quaye

First Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Something - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
You’re My Best Friend - Queen

testimonials

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“Huge thanks from us both! You guys were epic! Great time had by all and a few sore heads to start the new year.”

Sioned & Donald - Wedding, Winters Barn, Canterbury
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“They were absolutely incredible, everybody absolutely loved them and people are still asking about them now!”

Jade & James - Wedding, The Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
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“Please pass on the most massive thank you to Festival Folk ever! They did the most amazing job entertaining our guests, the roaming set in the sunshine was beautiful and they got every one up dancing in the evening!!
It's always a little worrying when you've never seen a band before, and doing your first dance to a version you've never heard but we were so so happy we did as it was amazing!\
Everyone keeps asking us where we found our band as they were amazing. They really really made our wedding!”

Dominic Upton - Wedding, Millbridge Court, Surrey
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“The band were incredible, so friendly and professional. We are thinking of throwing a party just so we can hire them again! Thank you to all involved, such an easy arrangement from beginning to end.”

Charlotte Reeves - Wedding, Millbridge Court, Surrey
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“Tailored Entertainment:
Responsive to emails - very clear about what you needed from us and the band info sheet for song selections etc. was very intuitive. Had a few email conversations about set structure and learning a first dance which we sent well in advance and had prompt and sensible responses to - no concerns!

Festival Folk:
Excellent fun. Clearly understood the feel we were going for and created a fantastic set based around that. Although our first dance song choice needed a bit of interpretation to fit with their arrangement they managed it perfectly and honestly I'd say it should be included in their repertoire!
Arrived on time, set up quietly, did one full song (not from set) as sound check with no additional noise made. Great crowd interaction, slick set with zero gaps between songs, played 2 full sets of great choices.
Loved it!”

Oliver Barker - Wedding, Elmore Court, Elmore
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“We just wanted to pass on a quick message to the band because they were AMAZING!! Festival Folk absolutely made our wedding, every single song was brilliant and the dance floor was full from start to finish. Cannot recommend these guys enough, we have had so many comments from our guests saying they are the best wedding band they have ever heard. We just wish we could do it all again, thank you!!!”

Charlotte & James - Wedding, Hidden Valley, Godalming, Surrey
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“Thank you so much for playing so brilliantly at our wedding! We had the most fantastic day and you were a big part of that. We loved you rendition of Wagon Wheel' for your first dance, and your set list was perfect- the dance floor was full all night. So many of our guests have commented that you were the best band they've heard at a wedding. We'll definitely be recommending you to anyone we hear of who's looking for a band! Thanks again!”

Samantha & Tom Fletcher - Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey
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“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
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“Festival Folk were absolutely incredible, we honestly couldn't be happier, and we've had a lot of comments about how brilliant they were. And everyone at Tailored Entertainment has been so helpful - booking our band was by far one of the least stressful parts of the whole wedding, and Tom and I are incredibly grateful to you all!”

Sam - Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey
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“Thanks, you guys were amazing. Will definitely be recommending you if anyone asks me about live music in the future.”

Colin D Miller Photography - Claire and Reanne's Wedding at Two Woods Events in Pulborough, Sussex
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“The guys were bloody brilliant on Friday and we loved having them be a part of it - so much fun. We will of course send a proper review when we’re back from honeymoon and have finally got over our hangovers!”

Steph & Rich - Wedding, Clock Barn, Hampshire
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“5/5. The band were absolutely amazing thank you so so much, everyone was raving about them on the night. They were professional even when the timings got moved and interacted with everyone. Would highly recommend them.”

Claire - Wedding - Two Woods Estate, Pulborough
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“THANK YOU, for making our day so perfect and special.

We could not have asked for a better day!

We are still on cloud nine and we can’t stop looking at all the photos from the day.

Everything went so smoothly and all our guests were so impressed by the evenings entertainment. You really know how to get the party started. Our guests could not tear themselves away from the dance floor. It was just a perfect fit for us, the music, your personalities, your professionalism.

The service you provided is a credit to the hard work and dedication you put into your job. I know you must have hundreds of weddings but you made us feel like we were the only ones!

We honestly cannot thank you enough for all your hard work.

I hope our guests weren’t too crazy, many have said that it’s the best wedding they have ever been to!

Please do pass my message onto all the team so they are aware of what an asset you are to all the couples you entertain for.”

Mr & Mrs Barnbrooke - Wedding, Southend Barns, Chichester
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“Festival Folk were just awesome! They played at our wedding a few weeks ago and I really cannot thank you all enough for making the evening so memorable, personal and perfect. The band and the team were very professional & personable, they arrived with plenty of time for set up and once they started playing - WOW! All the guests are still talking about how great you were and what a fantastic evening they had, I don't think I left the dance floor all evening and you truly added to making our day so perfect. As having experience planning a wedding, I felt a little nervous not knowing exactly how the band would be as I hadn't seen them in person, however hands down Festival Folk really are fantastic and I would recommend to anyone booking them for an event or very special day. A big thank you to you all we hope to see you again soon at another wedding, or maybe we will plan another party :-)”

Serena & Tom - Wedding, Wiltshire
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“5/5 - The band were perfect for our wedding. All the guys got really involved in our wedding and were perfect gents all evening. They made our wedding a party to remember. Would highly recommend!!!! Thank you so much :)”

Patricia - Wedding, Kingsettle Stud Farm, Salisbury
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“5/5 Absolutely brilliant band! All our guests were commenting on how good they were. We love the fact they joined in on our day and had some food/drinks and had a laugh with us. All of the members of the band really made our day. Thanks guys!!”

Katie batten & Arron dale - Wedding, Red Barn, Folkestone
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“Festival Folk were amazing, the client loved them and they were perfect for our summer festival!”

Lemonzest Events - Corporate, Birmingham
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“I just wanted to say a massive thank you. Everyone has commented on how amazing the band were and we had a fantastic evening! It was great seeing my Mum and Dad up having a dance it really made my day!”

Ell and Johnny - Wedding, The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford
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“5/5 - We thought that the band were excellent. They played amazing songs and kept everyone dancing! We absolutely loved them and we know our best friends now also want to book them for their wedding!!! Thank you so much to the whole band! Fantastic!!”

Caroline - Wedding, The Sussex Barn, Hellingly
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“5/5 - Festival Folk were brilliant. They arrived on time and were friendly and polite. The guys had so much energy and enthusiasm, the performance was fantastic.”

Elizabeth - Wedding, The Copse, Reading
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“5/5. Where do I start with Festival Folk, they were absolutely amazing. They are really really nice guys and everyone keeps saying to us how amazing the band were. Please pass on our thanks for getting the party started and keeping the energy so high all night. Couldn’t recommend them enough, 5* from us :)”

Emma Hargreaves - Wedding - Hampton Manor, Solihull
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“The band were fantastic and we'd highly recommend them. They were polite and friendly and everyone told us how much they enjoyed them.”

Paul - Wedding, Gaynes Park, Essex
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“The sound engineer, the band and the whole experience from booking through to the night was absolutely amazing. You will not find a better and more professional live act! You guys rock!! You made our wedding off the scale! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! James and Fiona.”

James Shutt - Wedding, The White Hart
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“Festival folk were brilliant. All guests really enjoyed their sets and they played our first dance choice beautifully.”

Matthew Hunter - Wedding, The Old Greens Barn
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“Festival Folk were truly fantastic and met my high expectations, a lot of our guests commented on how great they were, they gave an excellent performance and really are a high quality band. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for another special occasion. Thank you all very much.”

Mr and Mrs Brooks - Wedding, The Three Tuns, Dorset
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“Festival Folk were fantastic. They played music for everyone. What a nice bunch of lads! Everyone one had a great time. I would not hesitate to book them again or to recommend then to other people. Thank you very much!”

Neil Corbould - Private event - private address
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“"Please pass on our thanks to the band for Tuesday! They were great fun and really pulled it out the bag when the venue decided to be difficult with noise levels. Really helpful and lovely and everyone thought they were a great addition to the event!”

Gleam Futures, Preston Court, Canterbury
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“Thank you so much for last night! It was an absolute epic set you guys played and you made the party. Thank you so much.”

Jamie Calder-Smith - The Officers’ Wellington Barracks, London
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“I just wanted to send an email to say a HUGE thank you!! The event was a great success on Friday and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Festival Folk! They were absolutely fantastic and fitted the bill perfectly!!! We will definitely be booking the guys again for our events :)”

Charlotte - Lemon Zest Events, Donington Hall
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“They were excellent in every way and such nice people to have at the wedding. Our guests loved the music, they were perfect. Will add some comments and will recommend them / you to all our friends. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to them.”

Stu - Wedding, Bignor Park, Pulborough
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“I just wanted to feedback that the band were incredible on Saturday night. Just perfect in every way. Please pass on our huge thanks. They played the best songs and all our guests didn't want them to stop. We will never ever forget that night.”

Christina - Wedding, Bignor Park, Pulborough

Key Info

Festival Folk  | Festival Style Covers Band Hire, Kent
Based:
Kent
Guide Price:
£1,880
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums/BVs
  • Double Bass / Electric Bass/BVs
  • Guitar/Banjo/BVs
  • Rhythm Guitar / Lead Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute acoustic band set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Kent. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £25 pp + sound engineer rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

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Repertoire

Mumford/Folk-Style

All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dance Monkey - Tones And I
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Faith - George Michael
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Ride With Me - Nelly
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shotgun - George Ezra
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Time Is Now - Moloko
Toxic - Britney Spears
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blacc & Avicii
Electric (Modern)
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Boy – Estelle
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Basket Case - Green Day
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Common People – Pulp
Dakota – Stereophonics
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Feels - Calvin Harris feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean
Forget You - Cee Lo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
I Need You Tonight - INXS
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
If You Wanna Come Back - The Vaccines
Kids - Mgmt
Last Nite - The Strokes
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Say Something - Doja Cat
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Wants To Move - N.E.R.D
She’s Electric – Oasis
Someday - The Strokes
Stacy's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Love - Maroon 5
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
What You Want - Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall – Oasis

Electric (Modern)

All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Boy – Estelle
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Basket Case - Green Day
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Common People – Pulp
Dakota – Stereophonics
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Forget You - Cee Lo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Going Underground - The Jam
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Hounds Of Love - The Futureheads
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
If You Wanna Come Back - The Vaccines
It's The End Of The World As We Know It - Rem
Kids - Mgmt
Last Nite - The Strokes
Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Riptide - Vance Joy
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She’s Electric – Oasis
Someday - The Strokes
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Love - Maroon 5
Toxic - Brittany Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
What You Want - Two Door Cinema Club
Wonderwall - Oasis

Electric (Classic)

500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be) - The Proclaimers
All Day & All Of The Night - The Kinks
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
Faith - George Michael
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Want To Break Free - Queen
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumpin’ Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Keep On Runnin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
My Generation - The Who
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hailey and the Comets
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
You Make My Dreams (Come True) - Hall & Oates
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Afternoon Acoustic

8 Days A Week - The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Back For Good - Take That
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Cant Hurry Love - The Supremes
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Graceland – Paul Simon
Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Linger - Cranberries
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
My Life - Billy Joel
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Riptide - Vance Joy
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Tender - Blur
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
There She Goes – The La's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Toxic - Britney Spears
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Winter Winds - Mumford And Sons
Yellow – Coldplay
You're My Best Friend - Queen
You're So Great - Blur
Your Love Gets Sweeter – Finley Quaye

First Dance Suggestions

All Of Me - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Something - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
You’re My Best Friend - Queen

testimonials

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“Huge thanks from us both! You guys were epic! Great time had by all and a few sore heads to start the new year.”

Sioned & Donald - Wedding, Winters Barn, Canterbury
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“They were absolutely incredible, everybody absolutely loved them and people are still asking about them now!”

Jade & James - Wedding, The Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
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“Please pass on the most massive thank you to Festival Folk ever! They did the most amazing job entertaining our guests, the roaming set in the sunshine was beautiful and they got every one up dancing in the evening!!
It's always a little worrying when you've never seen a band before, and doing your first dance to a version you've never heard but we were so so happy we did as it was amazing!\
Everyone keeps asking us where we found our band as they were amazing. They really really made our wedding!”

Dominic Upton - Wedding, Millbridge Court, Surrey
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“The band were incredible, so friendly and professional. We are thinking of throwing a party just so we can hire them again! Thank you to all involved, such an easy arrangement from beginning to end.”

Charlotte Reeves - Wedding, Millbridge Court, Surrey
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“Tailored Entertainment:
Responsive to emails - very clear about what you needed from us and the band info sheet for song selections etc. was very intuitive. Had a few email conversations about set structure and learning a first dance which we sent well in advance and had prompt and sensible responses to - no concerns!

Festival Folk:
Excellent fun. Clearly understood the feel we were going for and created a fantastic set based around that. Although our first dance song choice needed a bit of interpretation to fit with their arrangement they managed it perfectly and honestly I'd say it should be included in their repertoire!
Arrived on time, set up quietly, did one full song (not from set) as sound check with no additional noise made. Great crowd interaction, slick set with zero gaps between songs, played 2 full sets of great choices.
Loved it!”

Oliver Barker - Wedding, Elmore Court, Elmore
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“We just wanted to pass on a quick message to the band because they were AMAZING!! Festival Folk absolutely made our wedding, every single song was brilliant and the dance floor was full from start to finish. Cannot recommend these guys enough, we have had so many comments from our guests saying they are the best wedding band they have ever heard. We just wish we could do it all again, thank you!!!”

Charlotte & James - Wedding, Hidden Valley, Godalming, Surrey
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“Thank you so much for playing so brilliantly at our wedding! We had the most fantastic day and you were a big part of that. We loved you rendition of Wagon Wheel' for your first dance, and your set list was perfect- the dance floor was full all night. So many of our guests have commented that you were the best band they've heard at a wedding. We'll definitely be recommending you to anyone we hear of who's looking for a band! Thanks again!”

Samantha & Tom Fletcher - Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey
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“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
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“Festival Folk were absolutely incredible, we honestly couldn't be happier, and we've had a lot of comments about how brilliant they were. And everyone at Tailored Entertainment has been so helpful - booking our band was by far one of the least stressful parts of the whole wedding, and Tom and I are incredibly grateful to you all!”

Sam - Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey
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“Thanks, you guys were amazing. Will definitely be recommending you if anyone asks me about live music in the future.”

Colin D Miller Photography - Claire and Reanne's Wedding at Two Woods Events in Pulborough, Sussex
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“The guys were bloody brilliant on Friday and we loved having them be a part of it - so much fun. We will of course send a proper review when we’re back from honeymoon and have finally got over our hangovers!”

Steph & Rich - Wedding, Clock Barn, Hampshire
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“5/5. The band were absolutely amazing thank you so so much, everyone was raving about them on the night. They were professional even when the timings got moved and interacted with everyone. Would highly recommend them.”

Claire - Wedding - Two Woods Estate, Pulborough
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“THANK YOU, for making our day so perfect and special.

We could not have asked for a better day!

We are still on cloud nine and we can’t stop looking at all the photos from the day.

Everything went so smoothly and all our guests were so impressed by the evenings entertainment. You really know how to get the party started. Our guests could not tear themselves away from the dance floor. It was just a perfect fit for us, the music, your personalities, your professionalism.

The service you provided is a credit to the hard work and dedication you put into your job. I know you must have hundreds of weddings but you made us feel like we were the only ones!

We honestly cannot thank you enough for all your hard work.

I hope our guests weren’t too crazy, many have said that it’s the best wedding they have ever been to!

Please do pass my message onto all the team so they are aware of what an asset you are to all the couples you entertain for.”

Mr & Mrs Barnbrooke - Wedding, Southend Barns, Chichester
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“Festival Folk were just awesome! They played at our wedding a few weeks ago and I really cannot thank you all enough for making the evening so memorable, personal and perfect. The band and the team were very professional & personable, they arrived with plenty of time for set up and once they started playing - WOW! All the guests are still talking about how great you were and what a fantastic evening they had, I don't think I left the dance floor all evening and you truly added to making our day so perfect. As having experience planning a wedding, I felt a little nervous not knowing exactly how the band would be as I hadn't seen them in person, however hands down Festival Folk really are fantastic and I would recommend to anyone booking them for an event or very special day. A big thank you to you all we hope to see you again soon at another wedding, or maybe we will plan another party :-)”

Serena & Tom - Wedding, Wiltshire
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“5/5 - The band were perfect for our wedding. All the guys got really involved in our wedding and were perfect gents all evening. They made our wedding a party to remember. Would highly recommend!!!! Thank you so much :)”

Patricia - Wedding, Kingsettle Stud Farm, Salisbury
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“5/5 Absolutely brilliant band! All our guests were commenting on how good they were. We love the fact they joined in on our day and had some food/drinks and had a laugh with us. All of the members of the band really made our day. Thanks guys!!”

Katie batten & Arron dale - Wedding, Red Barn, Folkestone
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“Festival Folk were amazing, the client loved them and they were perfect for our summer festival!”

Lemonzest Events - Corporate, Birmingham
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“I just wanted to say a massive thank you. Everyone has commented on how amazing the band were and we had a fantastic evening! It was great seeing my Mum and Dad up having a dance it really made my day!”

Ell and Johnny - Wedding, The Oak Tree of Peover, Knutsford
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“5/5 - We thought that the band were excellent. They played amazing songs and kept everyone dancing! We absolutely loved them and we know our best friends now also want to book them for their wedding!!! Thank you so much to the whole band! Fantastic!!”

Caroline - Wedding, The Sussex Barn, Hellingly
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“5/5 - Festival Folk were brilliant. They arrived on time and were friendly and polite. The guys had so much energy and enthusiasm, the performance was fantastic.”

Elizabeth - Wedding, The Copse, Reading
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“5/5. Where do I start with Festival Folk, they were absolutely amazing. They are really really nice guys and everyone keeps saying to us how amazing the band were. Please pass on our thanks for getting the party started and keeping the energy so high all night. Couldn’t recommend them enough, 5* from us :)”

Emma Hargreaves - Wedding - Hampton Manor, Solihull
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“The band were fantastic and we'd highly recommend them. They were polite and friendly and everyone told us how much they enjoyed them.”

Paul - Wedding, Gaynes Park, Essex
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“The sound engineer, the band and the whole experience from booking through to the night was absolutely amazing. You will not find a better and more professional live act! You guys rock!! You made our wedding off the scale! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! James and Fiona.”

James Shutt - Wedding, The White Hart
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“Festival folk were brilliant. All guests really enjoyed their sets and they played our first dance choice beautifully.”

Matthew Hunter - Wedding, The Old Greens Barn
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“Festival Folk were truly fantastic and met my high expectations, a lot of our guests commented on how great they were, they gave an excellent performance and really are a high quality band. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for another special occasion. Thank you all very much.”

Mr and Mrs Brooks - Wedding, The Three Tuns, Dorset
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“Festival Folk were fantastic. They played music for everyone. What a nice bunch of lads! Everyone one had a great time. I would not hesitate to book them again or to recommend then to other people. Thank you very much!”

Neil Corbould - Private event - private address
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“"Please pass on our thanks to the band for Tuesday! They were great fun and really pulled it out the bag when the venue decided to be difficult with noise levels. Really helpful and lovely and everyone thought they were a great addition to the event!”

Gleam Futures, Preston Court, Canterbury
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“Thank you so much for last night! It was an absolute epic set you guys played and you made the party. Thank you so much.”

Jamie Calder-Smith - The Officers’ Wellington Barracks, London
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“I just wanted to send an email to say a HUGE thank you!! The event was a great success on Friday and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Festival Folk! They were absolutely fantastic and fitted the bill perfectly!!! We will definitely be booking the guys again for our events :)”

Charlotte - Lemon Zest Events, Donington Hall
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“They were excellent in every way and such nice people to have at the wedding. Our guests loved the music, they were perfect. Will add some comments and will recommend them / you to all our friends. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to them.”

Stu - Wedding, Bignor Park, Pulborough
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“I just wanted to feedback that the band were incredible on Saturday night. Just perfect in every way. Please pass on our huge thanks. They played the best songs and all our guests didn't want them to stop. We will never ever forget that night.”

Christina - Wedding, Bignor Park, Pulborough

Key Info

Festival Folk  | Festival Style Covers Band Hire, Kent
Based:
Kent
Guide Price:
£1,880
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums/BVs
  • Double Bass / Electric Bass/BVs
  • Guitar/Banjo/BVs
  • Rhythm Guitar / Lead Vocals
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute acoustic band set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Kent. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £25 pp + sound engineer rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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