‘Dry hire’ means hiring equipment to use yourself, without the need for a sound or lighting engineer to be present during your event. Dry hires will generally need to be collected from St Albans AL4, and returned at a suitable time after the event. We can offer delivery too, depending on location and our schedule on your event day.

Most of our dry hire enquiries tend to be either to support a DJ (we can provide them too!), background music, or for small lighting packages, as detailed below. If you have different requirements, just let us know, and we can put together a bespoke package that works for you.


Dry Hire DJ System Package

Our most common dry hire package is an all-inclusive stand-alone DJ system. Just bring your decks and DJ mixer – we bring everything else that you need for an incredible set up for up to ~200 audience members, and set it up for you too:

Example of our dry hire DJ sound and lighting system

Standard price £600+VAT, set up and delivered within 10 miles of St. Albans, Herts.

  • 2x mid/high speakers
  • 2x subwoofers
  • DJ booth
  • 1x wired microphone
  • 1x mixing desk with DJ input and mic input
  • Stage wash and 2x moving head lights
  • Delivered and set up within 10 miles of St Albans, Herts

Prices are based on arrival time of 5pm, and a collection time of midnight. Earlier delivery and later pack downs are possible for an increased fee.


Background music Package

Another common dry hire package is a small sound system for background music. This system is bluetooth enabled and easy to operate. Of course, how to set it up will be explained to you when you collect.

One bluetooth enabled column speaker, £25+VAT, collected from St. Albans AL4, Herts:

  • 1x bluetooth enabled column speaker
  • cable to connect iphone/android/minijack device (just in case!)
  • wired microphone

Two bluetooth enabled column speakers, £45+VAT, collected from St. Albans AL4, Herts:

  • 2x bluetooth enabled column speaker
  • cable to connect iphone/android/minijack device (just in case!)
  • wired microphone
  • cable to link the speakers together

Uplighter Package

Wireless uplighters are priced at £120+VAT per box of 6, collected from St. Albans AL4, Herts:

Our battery powered RGBWA+UV uplights are the perfect solution to quickly and easily add an impressive look to your event space. They will be fully charged when you collect them, and will work for ~11 hours continuously. The lights come with a small remote control, making setting the colour to match your decor as simple as it gets!

Other dry hire options

Please get in touch if you have any other dry hire requirements – we’re always happy to chat through your event and recommend a solution that will work for you.

Aside from our ‘standard’ DJ setup above, every event is a little different, so giving an idea of price for every event is impractical. Please rest assured that our equipment is well serviced, and our prices are extremely competitive!

Our audio equipment stock includes full range speakers, subwoofer speakers, active speakers, passive speakers, analogue and digital mixing consoles, in ear monitors, instrument microphones, lapel microphones, wireless vocal microphones, wired microphones, and literally miles of cabling!

Our lighting equipment stock includes LED stage wash lighting, LED moving head spot fixtures, LED moving head wash fixtures, LED battery uplighters, LED wired uplighters, LED batons, LED tube lights, LED blinder bars (similar to sunstrips), LED derby lights, plus some generic disco lights.

All lighting equipment is dry hired without a lighting console with the fixtures set to ‘auto’ or ‘sound to light’ mode – lighting control requires a fair amount of knowledge, which is generally outside the scope of a typical dry hire client.

Please get in touch and briefly describe your requirements, and we’ll be happy to put together a quote for a design to match your needs.

If dry hiring doesn’t seem right for you, all of our systems can also be provided with professional sound / lighting engineers and crew to stay for the duration of your event.