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DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

So there are quite a lot of old posts on DJs for weddings etc.. and loads of adverts on anibis for DJs .. But I can't see anywhere a price.

We're thinking about throwing an 80s party in the new year for a birthday and tossing around the idea of big hall and DJ etc..

Any clues to what that costs? DJ part.. The local hall is cheap as chips but a 5 grand DJ might change the plans before they take off
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

I know some (Dutch) DJs that I can ask what they would charge, aside from a plane ticket and a hotel room. Not sure if I know any that play 80s music though.

I'm guessing booking one for nye would be a tad more expensive, but I can always ask.


Edit: ok, I just asked and one of my friends that does gigs in Amsterdam from time to time (but is no Armin van Buuren by any means) and he says that normally for a night like that and for a whole night, he would usually charge in between 2000 and 3000 euro (additional compensation for a plane ticket and hotel excluded). I guess that's a ballpark figure, he'd be able to give a better estimate depending on the specifics.

I guess it also depends on the DJ you would like to hire. But I know this guy knows his (80s) stuff, so feel free to send me a message if you're interested.

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Old 06.11.2015, 04:11
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea



I hired a fantastic Italian DJ (Torino based) who charged me 1200E for 3 gigs (plus hotel and transportation. He'd surely charge more for NYE, though I doubt he would be into 80s night.

I could ask if you are interested in having cool grooves.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

I pay mine at the bar 250 for 4-5 hours worth of playing. All my equipment etc so that be an extra cost..... . a dj for a party will be min 500-1000 including all equipment etc
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I hired a fantastic Italian DJ (Torino based) who charged me 1200E for 3 gigs (plus hotel and transportation. He'd surely charge more for NYE, though I doubt he would be into 80s night.

I could ask if you are interested in having cool grooves.
Usually DJs charge double on nights such as nye, so I don't think there will be a huge difference.

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I pay mine at the bar 250 for 4-5 hours worth of playing. All my equipment etc so that be an extra cost..... . a dj for a party will be min 500-1000 including all equipment etc
A Swiss based DJ that will charge 500chf for the whole night on nye, including equipment? I'd like to see that...


In the end DJs come in all shapes and sizes. I know guys that charge 2000 euro just for one set of 1-1.5 hours on a normal night. And I know guys that charge 10000-20000 euro for a set. (And hit multiple clubs on a night such as nye.) For top DJs you can easily add a zero to that amount and then some.

Just try to find a reliable DJ, that shows up on time and doesn't get piss drunk at the end of the evening.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

I may be reading it wrong here but I don't actually think John H wants a DJ for New Year's Eve.
His OP says for a birthday party in the new year which to me means some time in January or maybe even February.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

Try my pal Zoe. She's a Yorkshire lass...

http://djlittlemiss.com/

She's Zurich based but I'm sure she'll give you an sea of cost.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

Surely for an 80's party you'd want a DJ who specialises in that and not one who does House/Trance/ Dubstep etc.
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I may be reading it wrong here but I don't actually think John H wants a DJ for New Year's Eve.
His OP says for a birthday party in the new year which to me means some time in January or maybe even February.
Oh whoops, it was me that misread then. Sorry, my bad.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

Haa yes indeed .. In the new year actually means February!
We're just thinking about a small 40-50 people birthday party in the village hall. 80's theme due to the age of the party go-ers

Somebody who knows cheesy 80s music from a-ha to wham to tiffany to culture club and has equipment.

Anibis has ~50 adverts within 20km of my location but none of them have price so I just wanted a rough idea before i start contacting people. If it's really expensive I'll take my bose and play "now thats what i call 80s" on repeat.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

Some years ago, I did an internship at a dance organization. One of the venues they rented had this really small extra room/area. They didn't really feel like hiring a DJ for it, so they came up with the idea of 'creating' DJ iPod. So they basically put an iPod on a pedestal and let it play from a playlist the whole evening.

Of course, DJ iPod became an overnight sensation.
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Re: DJ for a party -- Rough cost idea

You'll be able to find a DJ that has their own equipment and willing to play for 500 francs upwards.
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