Hiring a wedding band in South Africa – a short guide (Updated May 2020)

1 OCTOBER 2017
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

South Africa is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, and for good reason. Stunning landscapes, vibrant and trendy cities, the numerous wildlife preserves and pristine, deserted beaches, are just some of the factors that make South Africa such a hotspot for tying the knot, especially with British and American couples.

When it comes to hiring a live wedding band in South Africa, it can be difficult to find exactly what you want for your special day.

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In general, couples who head to South Africa for a destination wedding want a band that plays covers of British and American pop, rock and indie music (as well as some funk and soul thrown in for good measure). As such, British wedding bands are increasingly in demand to make the journey to entertain at destination weddings in South Africa.

Due to the demand for British cover bands to entertain at South Africa weddings, some have relocated to the country permanently – for example, one of our bands who plays a mix of pop, rock and indie covers, consists of British musicians from London but they are now based in South Africa where they entertain at weddings and parties throughout continental Europe.

Several of FixTheMusic’s UK-based wedding bands are proving popular for destination weddings in the region. Of course, travel expenses mean that it can cost roughly double the price of hiring these bands to perform in the UK.

On FixTheMusic, bands always provide quotes directly to you with a clear breakdown of costs so you can make an informed decision – no other costs are added, and once you’re happy to book, you can pay securely online via card.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

FixTheMusic is free for event planners to use – the price you agree with musicians is the price you pay. There are no costs added on top and 0% booking fees.

Here are videos of some of our international cover bands who frequently perform at weddings in South Africa...

If you'd like to receive free quotes from our bands that are available to hire for weddings in South Africa, submit your enquiry to get started.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to hire English wedding bands in South Africa, and we hope to help many more couples find their perfect wedding band in the years to come.

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If you're planning your own wedding in Africa, what are your plans for the live music or entertainment on your special day? Tell us in the comments section below!

— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.