What You Need to Know Before You Book Your Mobile Disco

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Before You Book Your Dj

Are They Available For Your Event?

Established Mobile DJ's for Disco or Karaoke are normally booked up months in advance. Popular dates are Saturday's then followed by Friday and Sunday.

When you find the best DJ for your event, secure the date ASAP.

How Much Do You Cost?

A good DJ will charge you in the region of £200-£1000+ for the evening. Don't book a DJ on cost alone as you generally will get what you pay for.

Your event will rely on your DJ's performance to entertain you and your guests and if you booked a DJ based on a low price you might get a service you would not have expected!

If your looking for a DJ who will make your evening ask them all of the questions you need to before you book them and make sure there willing to have a face to face meeting. Ensure they can provide you with all information you require to make an informed decision.

What Equipment Do You Have?

Depending on your event is the sound powerful enough and will it visually fit? A good DJ will have up to date equipment consisting of a digital play out system (laptop, hard drive player/reader),speakers, lights, be well presented. Also ask if they have back up equipment - (especially PA) because technical equipment can fail at any point, you don't want that to happen at your event!

Will You Be Able To Meet Me In Person?

A way to get to know if DJ would be suitable for your event would be to meet them face to face. Use this time to go over music and what you want from your event.

Ask the DJ as many questions as possible about your function and what you want to achieve. You should quickly work out what experience they have. A good DJ will phone or visit the venue beforehand to get an understanding where to play, electricity supplies etc.

Can I Submit A Play List & Can My Guests Ask For Requests?

Many DJ's will let you add to the music by pre requesting some favourite tracks. ( Remember if it sounds good on the radio it might not be suitable for your party ) Your DJ will use this as a rough outline for the whole evening. They should also take requests from your guests.

Important Information Your Venue May Need.

PLI... protects you and your guests against injury and damages relating to your DJ and their equipment.

PAT... is an electrical certificate that shows that the electrical equipment is safe. Your venue will probably need proof of PLI/PAT.

Don't rely on word of mouth get your DJ to send you copies.

Do You Provide A Written Contract?

This is a legally binding agreement between you and the DJ so if something goes wrong you have proof of purchase? Make sure you check the terms and conditions when signing and make sure you have access to them.

What Happens If Your Not Able To Make It On The Day?

Are they a member of any local DJ group or has thought of what they will do should the worst happen?

Book Directly!

Some DJ's may sub contract Jobs to other DJ's. Check that the DJ your booking is the DJ your getting.

Remember when booking through an agency or in-house DJ (especially hotels) make sure you can meet them to distinguish what your paying and what they are getting! You may be shocked to find your DJ is getting £200 and your paying £350! Your chances of getting a good dj this way are not great and may be let down!


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