The Best Entertainment Ideas for your Festival Wedding

If you’re into live music, there’s nothing more exciting than going to a festival! And if you’re planning your wedding and you love the variety of acts, the food, the dancing, the outfits and of course – the music that you find at festivals then why not have a festival-themed wedding? It’s a popular choice that ensures you and your guests have the most fun possible on your wedding day, and it’s easier to arrange than you’d think!

At Entertainment Nation, we’re all about helping match couples to their ideal wedding entertainment. For a festival wedding, you can throw the rulebook out of the window. It’s your day so plan it how you want, but bear in mind that your audience isn’t necessarily your average Glastonbury crowd. You’re going to need a variety of acts to keep your guests entertained throughout the day – or even the weekend if you’re going the whole hog! Whether everyone’s enjoying some drinks in the sun, or rocking out in the evening, a festival wedding will need a sprinkling of live acts to perform throughout the day.

So let’s have a look at some of the most popular choices of bands and musicians for festival-themed weddings.

DAYTIME ACTS

The daytime provides so much opportunity for a variety of musical acts to perform at your wedding. For a laid-back feel there are a few types of acts you could consider. Let’s take a look!

A SOLO SINGER

Firstly, a solo singer is a great idea. Whether they perform on guitar or piano, they’ll create a Live Lounge-style vibe that’s perfect for a sunny afternoon. If you plan to have them perform a little later in the day, they can create excitement for the headline act by playing upbeat tracks to get those toes tapping!

A SAXOPHONIST

Alternatively, you could take your guests to the sun-drenched beaches of Ibiza with a saxophonist and DJ playing chilled lounge-style tracks. It’s a super-cool option if you want lots of variety throughout your day.

AN ACOUSTIC DUO

An acoustic duo is a fun and vibrant daytime act to choose. They can easily put on an entire stage show to draw the crowd, with many creating whole-track sounds with the use of backing tracks or loop-pedals. Everyone will be dancing and singing along in no time! They can also seamlessly blend into the background and create a relaxing the mood for your celebrations.

A ROAMING BAND

Finally, for the ultimate in daytime entertainment, why not consider hiring a roaming band? Without the need for wires or amplification, they are free to wander among your guests while they play. Guest participation is often encouraged so this really is one of the most interactive and fun experiences you can provide for your guests!

HEADLINE ACTS

When your headline act hits the stage, all your guests are going to be in the party spirit, ready to dance the night away. Choose a band who’ll raise the roof and give everyone a night to remember! To achieve this, we’d recommend hiring one of these three most popular types of band for festival-themed weddings.

FOLK ACOUSTIC BANDS

These Mumford and Sons inspired bands are extremely popular choices for festival weddings. Their feel-good vibe, rustic appearance and folky twist on songs from every era make them ideal if you want to please a large crowd. Regularly incorporating traditional folk instruments such as the double bass, banjo and cajon or often including a saxophone for a funky fresh sound, an acoustic folk band is a fail-safe way of providing an unforgettable evening for your guests.

POP AND ROCK BANDS

Whether you want some old-school rock n roll, classic rock riffs or current chart toppers, you’ll get the lot with a pop and rock band. Their versatility means that guests of all ages will have a great time when they’re onstage, guaranteeing a full dance floor all night long. The atmosphere will be supercharged and there’ll be big smiles all round.

INDIE AND BRITPOP BANDS

If you want a Reading and Leeds feel to your headline act then an indie and Britpop band is undoubtedly the way to go. Before you know it, your guests will be swaying arm in arm, belting out the lyrics to songs by top artists such as Oasis, Kings of Leon and the Arctic Monkeys. Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere created by these high-octane bands, making them the perfect choice if you want a mosh pit on your dance floor!

HOW ABOUT A DJ?

If you want to turn your wedding into a dance-style festival towards the end of the night, a DJ is the way to go. A DJ could become the main event or is a great way of maintaining excitement between acts. To elevate the experience further, many DJs perform alongside a live musician, such as a saxophone, live drummer or even a full band! A DJ and live musician combination isn’t something that you see everyday, so it’s a truly memorable way to finish off the best day of your life, while maintaining the festival feel you’re trying to create.

NON-MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Throughout the day, a festival will normally have a variety of entertainers to keep spirits high and provide endless fun for all. You might want to consider face painters, flame throwers, stilt walkers, dancers or even circus acts to keep things interactive and create a spectacle, ensuring your festival looks as good as it sounds.

HOW CAN I BOOK?

Whatever type of entertainment you choose to book, we wish you the best of luck with your festival wedding! To check out the full range of incredible bands, musicians and entertainers available, go to our website – www.entertainment-nation.co.uk. Have fun choosing and get in contact when you’ve found your dream act!

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