We hire Premium Nightliners, Splitter Vans and Touring Services to the Music, tv/film production, performing arts and sports industries

Our Story

From small beginnings back in 2006 Vans For Bands was started by touring professionals for touring professionals. We never wanted to be the biggest; just the best.

Vans For Bands has grown into the largest passenger transport supplier for the live music industry in the UK, servicing around 100 tours per month & moving up to 10,000 artists and crew every year. We have the largest fleet of bespoke 9 seat splitter vans in Europe & a growing fleet of luxury nightliners.

When it comes to touring, we know our business

Touring artists rightfully expect uncompromised standards of service, comfort, reliability and safety which is what we deliver to more than a thousand acts every year.

Our specialist team has decades of collective touring experience at all levels of the industry – we’ve more or less been everywhere, done everything, and encountered most problems at least once, so if you have an issue or need advice one of us will be able to help. 

When it comes to vehicles, we know our business

Vans For Bands has its own purpose-built maintenance workshops, housed at our depot in Oxford. All of our nightliners, sleeper buses, splitter vans and trailers go through regimented mechanical and safety checks prior to every hire. We don’t spare any expense to ensure our vehicles are as good as they can possibly be.

We strive to be the best, and don’t compromise on our standards – if you want a transport solution you can rely on and a team who know what they’re doing, then get in touch.

When it comes to values, we wear them on our hearts

Vans For Bands has been at the heart of the both the UK’s live music community and the wider community since 2006. Over the years we’ve worked with lots of charities and tried to make a positive impact. Most recently, during the Covid 19 Pandemic, we donated use of our sleeper buses to NHS Hospitals to use as rest areas for doctors and nurses. We also converted one of our workshops into a heavily subsidised, low cost, live streaming solution for bands so that they could continue to connect with and build their fanbases.   

We look forward to being at the heart of live music touring and our community for decades to come.

Recent clients have included:

A Day To Remember, Ali Campbell, Alice Cooper, Alison Moyet, American Football, Anna Calvi, Ariane Grande, Asian Dub Foundation, Bastille, Ben Howard, Biffy Clyro, Bill Bailey, Blossoms, Boom Town Rats, Bring Me The Horizon, Canterbury, Charlotte Church, Conor Mcgregor, Cropredy Festival, Clement Marfo, Crystal Fighters, Dandy Warhols, Delphic, Disclosure, D-Ream, Dry The River, Dua Lipa, Edwyn Collins, Elbow, Erasure, Florence and The Machine, Foals, Fixxers, FOXES, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Gaz Coombes, Glassjaw, Ghost Poet, Giggs, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Glasvegas, Hold Your Horse Is, House of Pain, Hudson Taylor, Inme, Inspiral Carpets, Jack Savoretti, Jake Bugg, James Bay, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, John Otway, Joy Formidable, Jackson Browne, Just So Films, Japandroids, Kate Tempest, Katy Tunstall, Kids In Glass Houses, Kim Wilde, Kula Shaker, Lamb, Ladyhawke, Leftfield, Malory Knox, Maybeshewill, Menzingers, Mercury Rev, Mgmt, Nicko McBrain, OMD, Omid Djalili, Our Last Night, Pete Docherty, Peter Kay’s Dance For Life, PIL, Reuben, Ricky Gervais, Rufus Wainwright, Scroobius Pip vs Dan Le Sac, Selange Knowles, Set Your Goals, Skunk Anansie, Slipknot, SOAK, Spandau Ballet, Suzi Quatro, The Staves, Stereo MC’s, Steve Harley, Stiff Little Fingers, Stornoway, Summer Set, St. Etienne, Tellison, The Feeling, The Getaway Plan, The Hoosiers, The Popes, The Proclaimers, The Stranglers, The Staves, The Icarus Line, Tame Impala, Teenage Fan Club, Uriah Heap, We Are The Ocean, Will Haven, Wolf Alice, You Me At Six, Yuck, and hundreds more.

vans for bands has the largest fleet of splitter vans and band vans for hire in the UK as well as a fleet of premium sleeper buses and nightliners