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HOW TO BOOK

There are also answers to relevant FAQs about booking, etc at Help/Advice.

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If you want to book an act then just ring or e-mail us and we can confirm their availability and then discuss the information we need for the contract - times, venue, etc.

I want more information about the act before booking

Either contact us direct by phone or e-mail, or add the acts you are interested in to 'My Acts' and make an online enquiry.

Seeing the act performing live and "first refusals"

In some cases it may be possible to see an act performing live before making a final decision whether to book them. This will depend on whether they have any bookings coming up where access to the general public is feasible. In these cases, acts are usually able to hold the date for you on a first refusal basis.

What is included in the quoted price?

Our Price Match Promise states that if you are offered the same act at a lower price or on better terms by another agency, then come back to us and we promise to match their offer. Our quoted price is the full price payable including travel, booking fee and any VAT. We believe in fair treatment for our performers, so for an evening booking, our contracts usually ask you to provide hot meals for the artists - a bar-type meal is fine. If your venue can’t provide food, you can give the act a meal allowance instead. 

All acts bring everything they need including lighting and sound equipment where necessary, in which case they will need access to an adequate power supply. Most bands’ PA systems are suitable for audiences of up to 150 in rooms or marquees of corresponding size. For larger events there may be an additional charge for a larger PA. Bands normally provide recorded music before their performance, during the breaks between sets and after their performance, at no extra cost.

VAT

Our booking fee (normally 20%), which is included in the quoted price, includes VAT, so may be reclaimable by VAT-rated hirers. Most of our acts are not VAT-rated so no further VAT is reclaimable on the 80% final balance. Where an act is VAT-rated, VAT may be reclaimable on both the booking fee and the final payment.

Contracts

Once the booking is confirmed, and we have the times, venue and any other necessary details, we will draw up an online contract between you and the act. We give you a login name and password giving you access to the Function Junction online booking system. You will then be able to view, check and agree the contract, and pay a non-refundable booking fee which is usually 20% of the quoted price. Unless otherwise agreed, the “Balance” of the quoted price (usually 80%) will be payable via bank transfer to the act 7 days prior to the performance.

Cancellation

If you cancel your booking, there is a cancellation charge on the following scale:

Date of cancellation Cancellation Charge
180 days before date of event No Cancellation Charge
90-180 days before date of event 50% of Balance
45-90 days before date of event 75% of Balance
Less than 45 days before date of event 100% of Balance
   

Cancellation by the act is not allowed without your agreement. If an act wishes to cancel, Function Junction would seek to offer an alternative act but it is at your discretion whether to accept the alternative. Click here to view our Full Terms and Conditions of Booking

After booking

With Function Junction, things don't simply end with the contract. We strongly believe that a large part of our job is to make sure that the acts have all the information they need for everything to run smoothly on the day. After the contract has been agreed, we will use our online booking system to set up an event coordination form so that your can provide more of the on-the-day details, such as first dance requests, set times, room size, etc. Where it would be helpful for you to speak directly to the act, we can also arrange this.