Responsible hiring of bands and musicians in the UK

We encourage event planners to think carefully about their responsibilities. Hiring musicians offers rich experiences for your guests, but it comes with a certain level of commitment. Here are some ways you can be a responsible live music host...


Make a first aid kit easily available.

Fire Prevention

We are providing the suggestions below to get you started.

The Government has published a guide to fire safety in England and Wales, which you can access here.

Your local fire service is responsible for enforcing the fire safety laws and in some cases they may want to inspect your venue to make sure that it is safe for your guests.


Ensure you have a clearly marked fire escape route.


Ensure your venue is properly ventilated. If you have gas appliances, you should make sure you have a functioning carbon monoxide detector, that appliances are serviced regularly, and that you are following any gas safety regulations that apply to your venue.


Ensure you have adequate public liability coverage.

Also have a read of our Booking Agreement.