big friendly audio is a cheltenham and gloucestershire based speaker, pa and lighting equipment hire company that offers freelance audio engineering

West Midlands based freelance audio engineering, PA, lighting and backline hire for all applications

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Nothing hidden. What you see here (or what I quote) is what you will pay. All prices have VAT included. If you are outside 50 miles of Cheltenham a small additional transportation fee may need to be arranged.



This is for engineer, X32 Compact mixing desk and digital stage boxes.

One band & support £150
3+ band event £170
Full festival day £200


PA Hire (Per Day)

Discounts can be arranged for additional days if the PA can be left set up and secure. Required stands and cables are included.

Public address system - Announcements, background music, acoustic gigs (2kW QSC PA + Engineering) £300
Full small festival PA - 500 people outdoors, 700 indoors (4kW QSC PA + Engineering) £400
Infill/Drum Monitor - For sound infill on wider stages/drum monitoring (QSC KW122) + £40
+ Stage monitors (2x 350W + 3x 200W) + £10 each
+ Vocal/Instrument Mics (5 SM58, 2 SM57 available) + £4 each
+ Drum Mics (Audix DP Elite 9 Piece) + £80
+ DI's (13 Available, 7 Orchid, 6 Behringer) + £2 Each
+ Backline (2x guitar amp, bass amp & drum kit) + £70 (2x £20, £10 & £20)


Dry Hire

When not being used for larger events, parts of my PA are available for dry hire. Prices are for collection. Please call for quotes on delivery and set up. Prices include cables and stands. A valid form of ID will need to be shown and a £100 damage deposit paid in cash or cheque to be refunded up on safe return of the equipment.

2 x Mackie SRM 350 speakers (500W total) £30 per day
2 x RCF ART 310a speakers (700W total) £40 per day
2 x Mackie SRM 350 + 2 x RCF 310a's (4 speakers, 1200W total) £60 per day
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe + Footswitch £20 up to 3 days
Pearl Export 5 Piece Drum Kit + Stands, Cymbols and bags £40 up to 3 days