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Entertainment Ideas and Event Inspiration

For the ultimate in live entertainment ideas and event planning tips, get inspired to create better events with our exclusive blog series. From real-life weddings in our inspiring Your Real Weddings series, to the ideas packed Excellent Events section, you'll find some fantastic tips and live entertainment ideas.

Natasha & Paul

Your Real Weddings

Natasha & Paul

Which Disney song do these fun-loving summer newlyweds choose for their first dance? Check out their gorgeous Beauty and the ... Read more...
Wedding Recessional Songs

Wedding Songs

Wedding Recessional Songs

Need song ideas for your happy 'just married' moment? Explore 50+ popular wedding recessional songs, and find The One to matc... Read more...
Last Dance Wedding Songs

Wedding Songs

Last Dance Wedding Songs

Want a memorable ending to your wedding reception? From romantic ballads to anthems and full-on fun, these last dance wedding... Read more...
What's Your Wedding Style

Wedding Quizzes

What's Your Wedding Style

Do love to hit the festival scene every summer? Or are you a dan of all things vintage? Find your wedding theme, plus bands &... Read more...
Traditional Ceremony Processional Songs

Wedding Songs

Traditional Ceremony Processional Songs

Make a grand entrance with these ideas for traditional processional songs to walk down the aisle to. Get inspiration for your... Read more...
Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Wedding Songs

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Taking to the dancefloor with your dad on your wedding day? Explore the best collection of father-daughter dance songs, and f... Read more...
Non-Traditional Ceremony Processional Songs

Wedding Songs

Non-Traditional Ceremony Processional Songs

Don’t fancy ‘Here Comes The Bride’ at your ceremony? Make a grand entrance with these ideas for non-traditional processional ... Read more...
Ep 9 - Budget-Friendly Live Music.

The Showcase

Ep 9 - Budget-Friendly Live Music.

These top musicians are the most cost-effective way to 'wow' at your event…
Game Of Thrones-Inspired Wedding Songs: The Ultimate Guide

Wedding Songs

Game Of Thrones-Inspired Wedding Songs: The Ultimate Guide

Missing GoT already? This Ultimate Guide to Game of Thrones-Inspired Wedding Songs will help you celebrate your big day, whil... Read more...
Megan & Gerard

Your Real Weddings

Megan & Gerard

Dreaming of a rural wedding with DIY touches, & a Mumford-style party? Want to up your Insta photo count? Want to include you... Read more...
Nick & Spencer

Your Real Weddings

Nick & Spencer

What music do professional performers choose for their own wedding day? Check out Nick and Spencer's off-the-scale gorgeous c... Read more...
Ep 8 - Teambuilding.

The Showcase

Ep 8 - Teambuilding.

These top teambuilding experiences are the most fun way to deliver results…
Anna & Steph

Your Real Weddings

Anna & Steph

Looking for cool & colourful wedding inspo? Planning your own barn ceremony or festival style wedding? Anna & Steph’s summer ... Read more...
Ep 7 - The Tribute Artists.

The Showcase

Ep 7 - The Tribute Artists.

These top tribute artists are crowd-pleasers, offering big shows and guaranteed hits…
Ep 6 - The Greatest Circus Acts.

The Showcase

Ep 6 - The Greatest Circus Acts.

Roll up for five of our favourite show-stopping circus acts for your big-tent events...
Robyn & Ryan

Your Real Weddings

Robyn & Ryan

How does a florist dress her own wedding day? See the surprise bouquet that makes our florist bride get emotional. Want to kn... Read more...
Ep 5 - The Hottest Acts for 2019.

The Showcase

Ep 5 - The Hottest Acts for 2019.

Forget the cold weather – here's what's hot for your 2019 events...
Top 20 NEW Bands For Hire 2020

Top Entertainment Lists

Top 20 NEW Bands For Hire 2020

Here are the top 10 new rock, pop and indie bands for hire on Alive Network this year!
Stephanie & Shaun

Your Real Weddings

Stephanie & Shaun

Want to know how to blend a love of festivals and football with a touch of the Orient and a darn good party? Let your hair do... Read more...
Ep 4 - The Best of 2018.

The Showcase

Ep 4 - The Best of 2018.

It's our end of year round up, featuring your faves of the year...
The Ultimate Guide to Interactive Party Entertainment

Corporate Entertainment Ideas

The Ultimate Guide to Interactive Party Entertainment

Want a corporate party that immerses your guests from the start? These interactive entertainment ideas will give you event t... Read more...
Your Perfect Party Must-Haves

Corporate Entertainment Ideas

Your Perfect Party Must-Haves

We checked in with guests, planners and event experts on THE essentials for pulling off your perfect party. Get ideas for you... Read more...
51 First Dance Songs - As Chosen By Music Insiders

Wedding Songs

51 First Dance Songs - As Chosen By Music Insiders

Chosen your first dance song yet? Here are 51 first dance favourites to help you find The One, as picked by pro musicians an... Read more...
Kerrie & Matt

Your Real Weddings

Kerrie & Matt

Kerrie & Matt’s winter wonderland wedding has it all – fresh snowfall, warming acoustic guitar, Christmas trees, carve-your-o... Read more...