Pic: Ever wonder how much it would cost to hire your favourite band? Well wonder no more 8 years ago

Pic: Ever wonder how much it would cost to hire your favourite band? Well wonder no more

Kings of Leon will set me back how much?

I think at one point or another, we've all said: "Wouldn't it be hilarious if we booked X to play the wedding"? or "If I had my own festival, I'd book X,Y and Z."


It's all good in your head; but this brilliant article on the priceonomics.com shows how much money you need to book your favourite band or artist.

Here are some JOE's picked out.

  • $750,000 if you want Adele to call over sing to you about heartbreak, great craic.
  • $250,000 if you'd like David Guetta to play the same song in your back yard for three hours.
  • $200,000 for One Direction to jump around a stage in Croke Park this weekend (Mind the grass).
  • $100,000 for the moody but brilliant Arctic Monkeys to play in your local community centre.
  • $85,000 for James Blunt, he's some chancer lads.
  • $65,000 for Slash from Guns N Roses to play your Debs.
  • $30,000 for Fountains of Wayne if your name is Stacy and it's your mother's birthday.
  • $20,000 for Coolio to turn your child's christening into a gangster's paradise.
  • $10,000 for Solange to perform a special in-elevator set for you, careful now.
  • $7,500 for The Connells to sing to you about the 1970s.

The entire list is here and let us know if you're thinking of booking anyone, we'd love to go.


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As a reader on Priceconomics pointed out, these are asking prices from a third-party booking agency that specializes in college shows; as such, the numbers are likely inflated.

It's still pretty cool to get a ball-park figure.