Live Music and Bands for an Outdoor Festival Wedding

Ian Hardy from Music 8 Agency has been kind enough to do us a feature blog full of his...

Ian Hardy from Music 8 Agency has been kind enough to do us a feature blog full of his experience in matching the right music and bands to you and your outdoor wedding celebration.  As music is often such a big part of any event, we are very excited to share this with you.

Ian, take it away…

Live Music and Bands for an Outdoor Festival Wedding

Festival style weddings are becoming ever more popular in the UK, and with a great live band plus fantastic weather and amazing food, what could be better.

Planning a festival wedding will allow you to add your stamp on proceedings, creating just the right atmosphere for you and your guests. To add the finishing touches why not hire a premium quality tipi from a 5 star google rated company Sami Tipi. Whether your wedding is at a known venue, an empty field or even in your garden you will find your perfect tipi, so check them out today.

Live music plays a large part in any wedding, so if you are looking to hire a band, we have put together a few ideas that you may like.

Mumford Folk Bands

For the ultimate festival vibe, you can’t go wrong with a Mumford & Sons folk wedding band.

These bands will bring pure excitement to the day and a presence that will lift your wedding celebration to the next level.

Performing hits from, of course, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, George Ezra and many more, they are sure to have your family and friends up and dancing along.

The added bonus with a Mumford style band is they not only play with acoustic guitars and double bass but will swap them out for electric guitars and perform a high energy indie style set with classics from Oasis, Blur, and The Kaiser Chiefs, for example.

This enables you to get the best of both worlds with the music we all love. 


A typical list of songs these bands will perform.

Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
The Cave – Mumford and Sons
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Budapest – George Ezra
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Pencil full of lead – Paulo Nutini
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Last Nite – The Strokes
Parklife – Blur
I Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Wonderwall – Oasis

Acoustic Roaming Bands

Another favourite for outdoor weddings is the acoustic roaming bands. While everyone is gathered outdoors on a lovely summer’s day, having a drink and eating some food, a roaming band will wander around, mixing with your guests performing in different areas of the grounds.

Playing their acoustic instruments unamplified allows them the freedom to mix and encourage guests to join in.

A roaming band comes in many different styles and genres like pop, jazz, and folk, or you could hire a roaming brass band with instruments including horns, sousaphone, percussion, and a vocalist. A modern brass band will not only provide the wow factor but will have your guests tapping their feet to tunes from a vast arrangement of genres like pop and funk.

Hire a String Quartet

Maybe you are looking for a touch of sophistication for your wedding day? A string quartet will not only provide that but a touch of class also. String quartets are not just about classical tunes but also perform pop, rock, soul, jazz, and anything you can think of. If you want to liven proceedings up, they can play with electric instruments providing a real X Factor for your celebrations.


Suppliers Involved

Article Written by Music8 Agency
Mumford Style Band | The Hustlers
Roaming Band | The Roaming Five
String Quartet | Classical & Electric String Quartet


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