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40th Birthday Party Bands To Get Your Celebration Started!

Last Updated: 4th August 2022

Maybe you can’t quite believe it but the big 4-0 is approaching and you need to get your party planned! What better way to celebrate is there than gathering all your favourites together for the shindig of the century and hiring a killer function band to get them all dancing?

We can’t think of anything more fun, so to help you choose a band for your 40th birthday party, we’ve chosen some of the most popular acts on our roster who are guaranteed to show you and your friends and family a great time. You only turn 40 once, so make it a night to remember!

So here they are – the most popular bands for hire for 40th birthday parties. They won’t disappoint!

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Dawson are the kings of 90s and 00s pop and rock nostalgia. If you want to relive your school days and get down to throwback hits by artists such as Britney Spears, Greenday and Blink 182, you’ll love this talented trio. They’ll also throw in some older tracks to keep things interesting and ensure everyone has an epic night.


It’s easy to see why Wildcard are one of our most popular bands. That voice is insane! These guys are absolute pros, dedicated to making your night absolutely unforgettable with their eclectic repertoire, packed to the nines with rock, indie and soul classics.

The Voltaires

Make a statement when you hire the Voltaires as your 40th birthday party band! With three guitars, a killer repertoire, warm harmonies and tonnes of charisma, they know how to get the party started and get every single guest dancing the night away. Playing everything from The Beatles to Vampire Weekend, they have something in their arsenal to tempt every single person onto the dance floor.

Different Class

Take you and your besties back to a care-free time of Britpop bangers, where Oasis and Blur ruled the waves and music was EVERYTHING. Different Class will deliver a masterclass straight from nostalgic heaven when you hire them to play at your 40th birthday party. They’ll incorporate some 00s indie tracks as well as some British classic rock, cheesy pop and singalong favourites, to ensure your night goes with a bang!

Dance Floor Fillers

It wasn’t hard to name Dance Floor Fillers, we just went with the most literal name that sprang to mind. Each and every one of these top musicians is massively experienced and the band know how to bring the house down with their stunning performance. They’ll play a bit of everything to keep your guests on their toes. These guys are an incredibly popular act so get in quick!

Cosmic Balloon

Cosmic Balloon are a remarkable rock and indie band who beat to the sound of their own drum kit. Their quirky renditions of classic and contemporary tunes are laced with vintage riffs and a unique vibe that makes this trio undeniably cool. They really are one-of-a-kind, so if you love them as much as we do, get booking now!


Set your party on fire (not literally!) with the spectacular sound of Clique – a highly sought-after pop, soul and Motown band who’ll bring the party vibe to you and your people. With a spectacular female vocalist, sax, guitar, bass and drums and the option to add trumpet and keys, this funky ensemble never fail to impress.

House Every Weekend

Love yourself a bit of house music? You’ll adore House Every Weekend! They bring to life all your favourite club classics from the 90s and 00s, taking you back to club nights out in your youth. Get yourself some comfy shoes, because you won’t be leaving the dance floor once they hit the stage!

Record Generators

Gather your guests for an enthralling trip back to the 90s and 00s Britpop and indie scene with hit after hit brought to you by the charismatic and energetic Record Generators! The love these guys have for their craft is obvious from the minute they hit the stage, making your dance floor the place to be!

The Club Complex

The Club Complex know how to get the party started. Performing over the top of specially recorded DJ tracks, this unbelievable act will bring to you a totally enthralling party set filled with club classics from the past 50 years. Complete with sax and keytar, you can’t fail to fall in love with this stand-out group of funky superstars!

City Sounds

You’ll love the slick performance City Sounds will provide for your party. Starting as a cool 4-piece, you can build the sound of this contemporary pop, dance and soul band by adding up to a total of 14 musicians, making them one of the most versatile bands available for hire for your 40th birthday party!

The Demo Discs

This incredible 90s band will have your party dancing all night to throwback dance hits from artists such as N-Trance, Faithless and Madison Avenue, as well as pop and indie classics from the likes of The Backstreet Boys and Oasis. If you love the 90s, this is the band for you!


If you’re looking for an act who’ll get your guests dancing the night away but don’t have the space or the budget for an entire band, Vermillion are an excellent option! This dynamic duo will get the party started with fabulous renditions of your favourite pop and rock tunes, accompanied by high-quality backing tracks for a full-track sound.


Manhattan are a high-octane pop, rock, soul and Motown band with years of experience delighting crowds at parties all over the country. Their extensive repertoire is overflowing with the biggest floor-filling tracks from the past 70 years and their slick show is polished to perfection. You can build the band up to a full 9-piece show band if you want to really push the boat out – it is your 40th after all!

How Can I Book A Band For My 40th Birthday Party?

It’s really easy to book! Simply fill in the enquiry form on the profile of the band you love and we’ll get back to you quick as a flash. You can give us a call if you’d like to speak to one of our friendly advisers, who can help you on your way to finding the dream band for your 40th birthday party! There are loads more to browse through on the link below. We can’t wait to hear from you!




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