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The Best Folk Acoustic Wedding Bands 2018

January 2nd, 2018

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Whether you’re planning a festival-themed wedding, a rustic-style wedding or you just love Mumford and Sons style folk music, folk acoustic wedding bands are the hottest live wedding band hire trend right now!

The rustic, festival-style look is perfect for a barn wedding or even a summer ball. With the addition of authentic folk instruments like the double bass, banjo and cajon, acoustic bands create an atmosphere like no other, taking feel-good songs to a new level. It’s easy to see why folk acoustic wedding bands are such a hit with brides and grooms.

Summon blissed-out summer vibes at your afternoon drinks reception with upbeat contemporary folk tunes blended with folkified versions of all your favourite mellow pop, rock and soul.

Many of the bands featured allow you to complete your festival wedding line-up in a single booking: casting their acoustic instruments aside, they perform a fully amplified evening wedding reception set crammed with floor-filling pop, rock and indie anthems.

We’ve listed the best folk and acoustic bands below, so if you’re looking to book the best Mumford and Sons style band, be sure to pay close attention!

Wandering Wings

A troupe of extremely talented musicians, with a captivating pastoral charm!

Wandering Wings are a fantastic five-piece band, with a repertoire full of hits from all eras, from the 50s and 60s right up to the biggest songs in the current charts. Spectacular acoustic arrangements of amazing tunes, authentic instruments and stylish rustic-chic costume, combine to create one of the hottest festival-themed bands in the UK.

Wandering Wings offer an acoustic guitar/vocalist duo set that’s perfect for setting a relaxed mood at your drinks reception or enhancing the romance of your wedding ceremony. The band also play a fully acoustic roaming set, where they can perform, free from the restrictions of electric cables, and play their way through the audience.

For an unforgettable wedding music experience, hire Wandering Wings today!

The Wayfarers

One of the UK’s hottest contemporary folk wedding bands, The Wayfarers conjure an exultant atmosphere that never fails to put a smile on the face of every guest. These sensationally talented young musicians specialise in energetic sets of live acoustic music that compel people to dance and sing along. Featuring modern folk superstars like Avicii, The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, as well as rustic spins on rock and pop old and new from artists as varied as The Beatles, Luther Vandross and Bruno Mars, The Wayfarers have something for everyone!

As well as their hard-hitting wedding reception performance, The Wayfarers offer an acoustic roaming set and, uniquely, a smooth jazz set that’s perfect for a leisurely champagne reception in the sun.

Charismatic, charming, captivating: book the Wayfarers for the ultimate wedding performance!

Rose Avenue

Four-piece acoustic folk band, Rose Avenue, feature stunning lead female vocals with acoustic guitar, double bass and cajon. The band members are all highly experienced musicians with 10 years of performing under their belts.

Rose Avenue’s live show is jam-packed with feel-good hits performed in their unmistakable folk-pop style. With plenty of flexibility, the four-piece band can transform into an even more energetic five-piece with the addition of a saxophone. Additional to this the band offer an extra duo set for your ceremony or drinks reception.

If you’re looking for an exceptional, female fronted folk band, look no further than Rose Avenue!

The Peaky Blinders

This upbeat duo are the perfect addition to your big day! The Peaky Blinders are a contemporary, acoustic duo with a unique sound. They perform a diverse range of songs by well known artists, all in their signature energetic, grin-inducing style.

With gorgeous vocal harmonies and talented guitar playing, The Peaky Blinders can perform a fully acoustic roaming set, and charm your guests as they ‘roam’ around your venue. Their set can also be amplified for larger venues. Both Peaky Blinders boys are natural performers who love putting smiles on the faces of their audience.

For a fun filled night, with a full dance floor to match, hire The Peaky Blinders!

Folk Addicts

The ideal band for an authentic festival-style wedding! With vintage styling and a corresponding set list, Folk Addicts will raise the roof at your wedding reception!

These four incredible musicians have come together to create one of the UK’s best festival-style function bands. Their shows feature an exciting repertoire of folk-infused hits from a wide variety of artists like George Ezra, Fleetwood Mac, Tina Turner, Taylor Swift and The Lumineers.

The band’s stunningly talented female lead vocalist also plays violin and piano, and she is accompanied by acoustic guitar, upright bass and drums. Together, Folk Addicts create a joyful atmosphere that’ll get you and your guests stomping your feet on the dance floor.

Interested in booking the Folk Addicts? Check out their profile!

The Barn Owls

Ready to fill your dance floor, The Barn Owls are a versatile four-piece band ideal for rustic themed events. They offer a folk-pop set, styled much like Mumford and Sons as well as an energetic, amplified rock and pop set for the evenings!

The band is made up of acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass and drums, creating a feel-good folky band. The Barn Owls have years of experience performing together and have mastered their sets, ready for a show-stopping performance. Their repertoire is full of hits from artists such as The Kinks, Coldplay and The Killers, and even a bit of The Beatles.

If you want a full dance floor, a high-energy set and an excellent performance, then The Barn Owls are perfect for you!

Wicker Park

Have you met Wicker Park? This vibrant young band will captivate you and your guests with their effervescent performance of folk style covers and the latest chart toppers.

This versatile four-piece feature male and female lead vocals and offer two specialised sets, separated into two unique styles: an early-evening folk-acoustic set featuring a mix of modern folk and live lounge style renditions of tunes by the likes of Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Sam Smith, followed by a festival-headliner evening party set featuring electrifying covers of pop and rock hits and party favourites from Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Coldplay.

Beat the rush and book Wicker Park today!

The Festival Crowd

The Festival Crowd are ready to make a big impression at your wedding!

This highly in-demand wedding band is made up of some of the UK’s most talented acoustic musicians with vast experience of performing at high profile events and venues across the UK. These guys have even written, recorded and performed with megastar Ed Sheeran!

The Festival Crowd’s repertoire is impressively varied, with a folky/acoustic set, a dreamy afternoon acoustic set and a raucous wedding reception set featuring modern and classic rock and pop hits.

The Festival Crowd have it all. Their diary is bursting with wedding bookings, so we’d recommend booking ASAP if you love The Festival Crowd!

Roaming Free

Roaming Free are an acoustic four/five-piece band, with an exceptional live sound. This troupe of talented musicians have created a performance full of your favourite hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s AND the 10s!

Roaming Free’s jam-packed repertoire is nothing short of perfect for every moment of a wedding celebration: from romantic wedding first dance songs, to roaming afternoon folk favourites, to innervating acoustic party songs to get the dance floor buzzing.

The band is made up of two acoustic guitars, a Cajon and a double bass or sax (or both if booked as a five-piece) for that unmistakeable acoustic vibe.

Book Roaming Free today!


Vintage-style band Arcadian are an energetic and fun five-piece. With many years of live music experience, performing for crowds all over the UK, from festivals to private events, Arcadian deliver a stunning live performance.

Arcadian have a quirky sound, specialising in folk-style covers of contemporary hits. Featuring both male and female vocals, Arcadian’s repertoire is impressively diverse, featuring legendary artists like Bruce Springsteen, Nancy Sinatra and The Mamas and Papas, as well as modern greats like Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Mumford and Sons.

If you’re impressed by Arcadian’s musical talent, enquire now!

The Wheatsheafs

Cool four-piece The Wheatsheafs liven up the room every time they hit the stage! With an eclectic repertoire of hits, all slotting into their vintage style, they get everyone up onto the dance floor.

These guys are experienced and professional musicians with the best musical training. They have performed at huge UK festivals such as the Isle of Wight, Beautiful Days and Victorious and have had their fair share of private bookings at venues like Windsor Castle, The O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium.

The Wheatsheafs’ acoustic set is one to get the party going at the beginning of the evening, and soon after they get the party rocking with their electric set. Thanks to their incredible combo of relaxed acoustic songs and high-energy rock and pop tunes, The Wheatsheafs are one of the hottest folk function bands available for you to hire!

Book The Wheatsheafs while you can!

The Pastoral Co

Male fronted five-piece, The Pastoral Co are an exciting summer festival band ideal for bringing some cheery vibes to your wedding.

The Pastoral Co are exceptionally experienced musicians trained to the highest level at prestigious music institutions. The band’s selection of high-energy covers of some of the biggest pop, rock, indie and rock’n’roll hits, in a modern folk-pop style, is sure to get everyone on that dance floor!

With a fresh and cool style this brilliant band make an elegant addition to your wedding. The Pastoral Co’s ever-expanding experience and dedicated training shines through in every performance.

The Pastoral Co are super popular, so make sure you book them ASAP!

The Roving Rabble

The Roving Rabble are a fun and energetic roaming band who charismatic stage-presence is sure to enliven your wedding reception!

The four-piece specialise in performing uplifting songs in their trademark acoustic style. With hits from Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Prince and many more, The Roving Rabble’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of exciting hits.

The Roving Rabble possess an irreverent charm, and you can feel their cheery and joyful vibe in every performance! Whilst playing acoustic guitar, upright bass, percussion and sax, The Roving Rabble roam around the dance floor interacting with guests and creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

Discover The Roving Rabble today!

The Haywains

Festival band to the core: it’s The Haywains!

The Haywains’ incredible style and musicality makes for the perfect function band. Bringing together acoustic guitar, upright bass, banjo and drums, The Haywains create an amazing folky sound whilst covering some of pop music’s biggest hits. Who else can sing Toxic by Britney Spears in a folk-acoustic style?!

The band’s performance doesn’t stop when the acoustic set ends. The Haywains’ second set is an electric rock and pop compilation of massive songs by artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Kinks, The White Stripes, The Beatles, The Darkness, Arctic Monkeys and many more. With additional options for an acoustic afternoon set, The Haywains do it all!

Enquire about The Haywains today!

The Fletchers

Festival-styled and majestically talented are The Fletchers!

This gifted foursome of professional musicians incorporates male and female lead vocals, creating beautiful harmonies that will astound you and your guests. The Fletchers live show features two sets. The first is a folk set with the feel-good factor, and the second is an upbeat, fully amplified pop and rock festival main-stage set.

The Fletchers’ eclectic repertoire is ideal to get guests of all ages on the dance floor, offering something for everyone from toe-tapping toddlers to groovy grannies!

The Fletchers have an amazing history of musical education and experience, meaning that when you hire them, you can be sure your event is in safe hands.

If you love The Fletchers, head to their profile to enquire today!

Full Circle

Full Circle are an impeccably accomplished pair of acoustic musicians with over a decade’s experience each in performing at weddings and other private events.

Both members of Full Circle provide stunning vocals allowing them to tackle of wide range of songs. The duo’s repertoire is brimming with classic songs from the 50s to the present day, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whichever stage of your wedding you hire Full Circle to entertain at, you’re guaranteed a spellbinding performance.

Members of the band have performed alongside the likes of Stereophonics front man Kelly Jones, Newton Faulkner and Mungo Jerry of “In The Summertime” fame. As well as performing with illustrious artists, they’ve appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, numerous West End Theatres and Ronnie Scott’s.

Check out Full Circle’s profile and book them for your big day!

Hire Acoustic Folk Wedding Bands Today!

If one of the amazing acoustic wedding bands featured has caught your eye, then simply fill out the short enquiry form on the band’s profile and we’ll get back to you right away. We’re available to contact through live chat or email from 10am until 10pm every day OR call us on 0800 53 000 35! If you have any questions at all then let us know, we are always happy to help! 🙂

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