What should I know before booking a band

Band price
The band price is the amount that the band charges to play in your area.

If the band has the option of issuing an invoice, VAT +24% will be added to the amount.
If the band does not have this option, then take into account insurance costs per musician (~€20/person).

In Stagebands there is an indication of which bands can write invoice and which cannot.

In any case, our bands have experience and will help you with the details.
If the band is in near distance and can travel in their own vehicle, transportation is calculated on a per kilometer basis, including tolls and ferry journeys.

If the band is at a greater distance then the host usually takes care of the transportation by booking plane tickets for all the members or whatever is needed.
When the journey is more than 2-3 hours usually the bands also want accommodation for 1 or 2 nights depending on the case.

At Stagebands, the bands declare the rooms they want, for example (1 double and 1 single) and the host ensures it or he/she gives extra money to the band to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Sound coverage
There are bands that have full equipment and all you need to do is contact them to book the date.

But for most bands you'll need the final sound system (P/A) because bands can't carry large speakers.

If you don't have a P/A system you can rent one from a sound engineer in your area and the band will help you with that.

For big events you may need the sound engineer himself to talk to the band about the requirements.

In each band's profile there is a detailed draft of the band's set-up and the equipment necessary to be provided by the host.