Equipment Hire and Events

Equipment Hire and Live Events

Whether you’re a local band looking for some support at your gig, or you need a PA system for a small party, or even a full system for a live events, or just, we can provide a solution just for you.

Our experienced crew and engineers deliver high quality systems for a range of needs including:

  • corporate / business training days
  • festivals
  • film / broadcast
  • public events
  • ipod parties
  • weddings / ceremonies
  • theatre
  • conference
  • public address / PA systems
  • band gigs
  • DJs
  • live entertainment
  • location sound

To help you find what you need, we have listed our most requested hire packages, as well as a catalogue of some of our more popular gear but if you’re not sure what you require just get in touch and we’ll do the rest.

If you just need the audio gear, you can dry hire what you need, or we can offer a complete service with location transport, setup, operation and monitoring from a team of experienced professional crew.

Prices:

PA Hire – from £50

Stage Management and Co-ordination of your event – from £100

Backline equipment, staging and lighting also available, please give us a call.

Recent events include Sunderland Live, Split Parade, and many Generator Northeast events in our City. In the past we have also handled promotional work for bands such as Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Kula Shaker, The Dead 60s and The Subways. We also organise big one off events for many corporate clients like the University of Sunderland, 107 Spark Fm, Sun Fm, Corporate Funfairs, and in 2005 the warm up and after parties for Radio 1s One Big Weekend.

We also currently showcase the finest local talent at selected venues in and around Sunderland every week and are available to programme and promote your event whatever the size. We have a huge roster of bands and Djs on our books who are available to suit any occasion.

Testimonials

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
2013-08-12T23:38:07+00:00
"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"

Jim Mawdsley (CEO at Generator)

"Generator has partnered with The Bunker since 2004 to bring a number of live events and unique training opportunities for emerging artists and businesses involved in the music industry. This valuable relationship enables both of our organisations to continue to develop music in Sunderland and throughout the North East."
2013-08-12T23:39:41+00:00
"Generator has partnered with The Bunker since 2004 to bring a number of live events and unique training opportunities for emerging artists and businesses involved in the music industry. This valuable relationship enables both of our organisations to continue to develop music in Sunderland and throughout the North East."

Ben Wall, Independent

"The Bunker is such an important player in the Sunderland music scene and are always there when we need them. Their experience is invaluable and the quality of their work is second to none."
2013-08-12T23:39:56+00:00
"The Bunker is such an important player in the Sunderland music scene and are always there when we need them. Their experience is invaluable and the quality of their work is second to none."