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Dirty Weekend

Festival Themed Band based in East Sussex

Price from £1201

Dirty Weekend have been to the biggest & best music festivals in the world & have even been lucky enough to play at some of them! Knowing first-hand how priceless it is to be surrounded by your closest mates whilst watching your favourite artists, this band have designed the coolest, most exciting show ready to rock your party! Choose 3 of 5 sets each designed to pay tribute to the world's most major festivals, from Glastonbury, Live Aid '85, the Isle of Wight, V & more!

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Isle of Wight Festival
Set length - 40 mins

The Isle of Wight set is as classic as it gets! Featuring some of the greatest acts plucked from the long history of the festival, and with a bit of something for everyone, this set is an excellent choice to get the party started.

The Monkees - I’m a Believer
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Jam – Town Called Malice
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
The Who - My Generation
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
The Rolling Stones -  Sympathy For The Devil
The Beach Boys - I Get Around

Live Aid ‘85
Set length - 40 mins

Although Live Aid has been repeated, nothing beats the outstanding line-up of the original 1985 event. We've selected our favourites to capture that classic ‘80s stadium vibe! Ray Bans and stonewashed Levi's not included.

Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World
Erasure - A Little Respect
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the Dark
Echo And The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Simple Minds - Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
Phil Collins - Easy Lover
Duran Duran - Rio
David Bowie - Let’s Dance
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I’m Looking For
Queen - Under Pressure

V Festival
Set length - 40 mins

If you like a bit of Indie, but don't fancy your wedding turning into a mosh pit, then the V Festival set is for you! Packed with the best of modern pop and with a few raucous moments to keep the energy high, this set is ideal if you don't want to offend mum and dad but you still want a big party!

Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill 
Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Bastille - Pompeii
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face
Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know
The 1975 - The Sound
The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can’t Stop
The 1975 - Chocolate
Florence + The Machine You've Got The Love
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

Reading & Leeds Festival
Set length - 40 mins

Reading and Leeds have always been the homes of rock, but that doesn't mean they have to be anti-social. If you ever dyed your hair blue, got something pierced without telling your mum, or struggled to find something in the wardrobe that wasn't black, then the Reading and Leeds set will be right up your alley. An awesome mix of modern rock classics without ever getting completely out of control... Well, maybe…

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Blink-182 - All The Small Things
The Strokes – Last Nite
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So 
The Libertines - Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Green Day - Basket Case
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle 
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again? 
Weezer -  Buddy Holly

Glastonbury Festival
Set length - 40 mins

This is for the real music fans. A great mix of the newest, coolest bands and the biggest sing-along classics of all time. Show off your discerning music taste by choosing the very cool and eclectic Glastonbury set.

The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
The Wannadies - You & Me Song
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
Catfish and the Bottlemen - Kathleen
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Alabama Shakes - Hold On
Foals - My Number
Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
Pulp - Common People
The Cure - Friday I’m In Love
Beck - Devils Haircut
Blur - Girls And Boys
Coldplay - Yellow
Prince - Kiss 

Acoustic Tent - Please note this set is only available as an optional extra and will require an earlier arrival time.
Set length - 40 mins

It's always nice to have something a bit more chilled out earlier in the day, before the party really gets going. If you're planning on having cocktails in the sun or games and a BBQ, why not choose the acoustic set to really complete the picture. Featuring a top-notch selection of classic love songs and dreamy Live Lounge-esque re-imaginings, the Acoustic Tent is for those people who need as much great music on their wedding day as possible.

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
The Killers - Read My Mind
Justin Timberlake - My Love
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Strokes - Someday
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Universally Speaking
Blur - Tender
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
Nick Cave - Into My Arms
Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter
Weezer - Island In The Sun

BRAND NEW FOR 2018: Monsters of Rock!
Available for bookings from March 2018 onwards.
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Metallica - Enter Sandman
KISS - I Was Made For Lovin' You
Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator
Boston - More Than a Feeling
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

Create Your Own
Some of our clients have recently expressed an interest in completely customising their own sets, making selections from all of our festival options. The idea of the festival sets is to provide a sort of 'taster platter' from similar genres of music, but like any good pizza place, you can of course 'create your own'. Customers booking Dirty Weekend can also select songs from our other band line-up; Teenage Kicks. The profile for Teenage Kicks can be found here.

Please note that we will need to know selections in advance, and that clients booking Teenage Kicks can not select songs from Dirty Weekend as we will not have sufficient instrumentation to perform them.









  • Festival themed band guaranteed to bring fun and an authentic live music experience to your event!
  • Professional musicians who have performed at SXSW, Warped Tour, Fuji Rock Festival & Coachella.
  • Fully tailor the band’s performance and choose your favourite Festival sets to suit you!
  • Previous clients include Domino’s, The RAF, Iceland Foods, ING Insurance and many more!
  • Acoustic set also available to warm up your guests during the drinks reception or during dinner!

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

Dirty Weekend are a 4-piece band. Their default lineup is:

Guitar/Lead Vocals
Guitar/Keys/Lead Vocals
Bass/Backing Vocals
Drums/Backing Vocals

The boys in Dirty Weekend have been to the biggest and best music festivals in the world, and have even been lucky enough to play at some of them! Knowing firsthand that there is no better feeling than being surrounded by your closest mates whilst watching world-class live music, this band is designed to capture a little of that summer-time festival flavour and bring it your event!

The premise is simple: the band offer 5 different 40-minute sets, each based on a different classic festival. All you have to do is choose your favourite 3 festival sets for your event. If you want even more live music, you have the option to increase the number of sets, including an optional acoustic set designed specifically for summer wedding afternoons with canapés and drinks.

Previous Venues and Clients
Dirty Weekend are true professionals who have a wealth of performance experience.

UK - Glastonbury; Reading & Leeds; Download; V Festival; Isle of Wight.
USA - SXSW; Riot Fest; Bonaroo; Summerfest.
Japan - Asigiri Jam.
Europe - Hurricane; Southside; Bravalla; Provinisi; Colours; Rock in Vienna; Reeperbahn.

Silverstone Circuit; Stanmer House, Brighton; RAF Benson; The Walled Garden, Cowdray; Blackstock Farm, Hellingly; Walton Castle, Somerset; East Quay Resturant, Whitstable Harbour; Latest Music Bar, Brighton; Little Ship Club, London; Concorde 2, Brighton.
+ over 100 more venues played in the last 2 years.

Domino's Pizza, Iceland Foods, ING Insurance, ESS Safeforce, MDSL, The RAF, HM Forces, Action for A-T, Retail Solutions Inc, Advantage Events, Azura Events, Stones Events.
Additional Upgrade Options
We love doing something a little different, and wherever possible we will do whatever we can to accommodate special requests without additional costs to you. However, we do also offer some excellent add-on options. Please see booking options for more details.

• Learn two additional songs - Sometimes one first dance just isn't enough. Perhaps there’s a song that’s special to your parents, the track that was the anthem to the whole stag weekend, or the song that all the Hens can’t stop singing every time they meet up. Dirty Weekend will learn and perform two additional tracks at your event, allowing you to choose up to 3 songs including your complimentary first dance request.

• The acoustic tent - No festival would be complete without the acoustic tent, and every wedding needs a little chill-out time in the early afternoon. Dirty Weekend will arrive early at your event and provide a 45-minute set of dreamy acoustic pop classics, chilled Live Lounge-esque re-imaginings and summer time vibes. 4pm arrival as standard.

• An additional festival set - Marriage may be about compromise, but on your wedding day you need to get your own way! If you just can’t decide between all the great festival sets, you can add an additional 40-minute performance. No early arrival time will be necessary here, timings can simply be arranged on your 3-week call.

• The Big Tamale - Maybe you're the kind of couple who can’t get enough live music. Maybe you need it all! Dirty Weekend will arrive early to perform an acoustic set, and then follow it up with FIVE 40-minute live sets! This option includes a 1am finish, which will normally be required just to fit in all that live music!

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Dirty Weekend from Alive Network

  • Free First Dance Free

    As a thank you for booking Dirty Weekend for your wedding, the band will learn and perform your first dance for free (4 weeks notice required).

  • Two Song Requests Add £118

    For Dirty Weekend to learn and perform up to 2 song requests

  • Acoustic Tent Set Add £340

    1 x 40 minute acoustic set including a 4pm arrival, perfect for your drinks reception or during dinner (see repertoire for more details)

  • 1am Finish Add £157

    For Dirty Weekend to finish at 1am.

  • FREE DJ Service Free

    Book Dirty Weekend within 7 days of making your enquiry and receive a free DJ service (includes laptop with vast amount of popular songs + band member manning and making basic requests).

  • The Big Tamale Add £917

    Includes 4pm arrival, acoustic set, 5 x 40 minutes full band sets plus a 1am finish.