Originally Posted by ABajaninCork
The above doesn't really answer your question...
I've worked in Events. Any contractor (i.e Bands/DJ's/Caterers/Florists) coming on to our premises had to have public liability insurance and provide proof of the same. Some venues will even ask for minimum amounts. The venue I worked in asked for £2m.
Our wedding venue did ask for public liability insurance. This was covered by our wedding insurance, and our DJ had his own anyway.
In other words, I would cover that off by taking out wedding insurance. Make sure there is public liability on it.
well, that doesnt answer the question either.
I think 2mill is the standard, its not that much to get it anyway, think cost us 300 last year.
"Is this something that all/most bands/DJ's have?"
The answer is noone knows. There isn't an industry standard mark that professional bands and DJs sign up to (like electricians have RECI) that some sort of census could be done to tell. *
At a guess theres maybe 400 bands in ireland and 500 DJs. how many have PLI?
* Theres a few private enterprises that have tried to start up as
"Irelands recognised standard" on entertainment but none official.