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Friday 16 January 2004

How much does a good DJ / disco cost?

Just lately I've had a few hits from search terms such as how much does a "DJ" cost for a disco. Strange, seeing as how I've never written on the subject, until today.

So, the answer really is "How long is a peice of string?" but that's not particularly helpful.

DJ and mobile disco prices depend heavily upon where you are and what you want.

Here in the Midlands, a good quality mobile disco will cost anywhere between 140 and 300. My charge to a private client will normally be between 160 and 250. Factors effeting this rate will include playing time, ease of access and the amount of kit required.

Charges to regular bookers such as hotels will often be significantly less.

However, there are any number of discos that will work for 80 to 100. At the end of the day you have to ask yourself, why are they so cheap? Do they use good quality equipment that will produce something you want to see and hear? Unfortunately for many hardworking DJs, the cheap cowboy operators are depressing the price for the reat of us.

If you're outside the Midlands, I really can't help you on pricing. Some areas, such as London, are much much higher in price others can be lower.

At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself how much your occassion is worth to you. With weddings especially, people think nothing of spending thousands on car hire and the like yet half of the people you invite will only be coming to the evening function. If your DJ is no good then that is likely to be the only thing they remember about the your day.

Update: Here's a blatant plug to make the most of the hits this entry gets:

If you're looking for a good quality mobile disco, band, magician or any other entertainment in the Midlands or anywhere in the UK, try aardvark.dj a UK mobile disco & entertainment agency based in West Midlands.

January 16, 2004 12:50 PM | Work


loz said on May 14, 2004 11:19 AM:

for a private client is the price range per hour or for the whole night. plz tell me as i'm trying to orgainise a disco a.s.a.p.

loz said on May 14, 2004 11:20 AM:

for a private client is the price range per hour or for the whole night. plz tell me as i'm trying to orgainise a disco a.s.a.p.

kevin said on February 11, 2005 7:43 AM:

Yeah my old china plate.I have been doing disco down in Essex.. North London..We charge 250 to 500

Well here across the Irish sea its the same story, except its all Euros . the going rate for say a 21st is 250 and it aint much lower than that !!!. But like yourself it depends on the function time spent playing , equiptment used and location.

Happy Spinning


how much does a disco cost for 3hours (for children)

how much does a disco for 16 years old cost and it is for the prom its for about5 hours

Mark said on May 15, 2007 12:34 PM:

Hey can ya'll help me on how to estimate the demand or customer base for a disco. I am planning to set up one and was thinking on the methodology for pricing.


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