The Best Event Crew & Site Crew for Hire!

Contraband Crew offer a reliable bespoke service comprising over 1,200 experienced event staff & event crew – find out how we can ensure your event astounds and amazes, every time!


Contraband Crew provides a bespoke event crewing service and managed staffing solutions for the events industry; both private and commercial projects across the UK and internationally. Whether you’re looking for site crew or marquee rigging crew, event hospitality and promotional staff, SIA security… our event crew can do it all, with passion, precision and a unique personal touch.


Originally established in 2001, now ‘Contraband Crew’, a leader in ‘Event Human Resources, Operations and Logistics’ has grown its client base. We expanded from providing an event crew for a handful of small organisations to working on virtually every major music, sporting and entertainment experience for both commercial and private events across the UK and Europe.


Our Event Crewing company has not only grown in numbers but is also offering additional services that put us leagues above other companies out there. We are now the leading industry providers and a fully serviced ONE STOP SHOP.

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Latest News!

We are delighted that Contraband Crew is now CHAS accredited, Contraband Events ltd has demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria and UK H&S Legislation and has been awarded accreditation to the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015.

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Our Site crews have assembled a huge variety of structures at some of the most prestigious events throughout the UK & Europe. Our Event Crew have assisted with the build of over 1 million square metres of structure in ’15 alone.


Our Site Crews are skilled, honest, and well trained by our own in-house trainers. Our Event staff make a great first impression and are ready for any situation that might arise during the preparation for your event.


Contraband Crew have a vast pool of event crew & staff to choose from as we are centrally based in London and have an extensive database. We also have a wealth of experience abroad; with staff from international countries.


Our Event Crew work 24 hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure we never let you down. We offer emergency event crew (available within 2 hours of order) as well as long-term contracts.

What People Say ?

Just a note to say Jevaughn and Abdul were both great last night – punctual, reliable, really helpful and very professional. Thanks for finding them and thanks also for all your help with the process – really organised and efficient which is much appreciated!

Events & Engagement Coordinator, University of Cambridge

What People Say ?

On behalf of myself and Neil I wanted to thank you for the guys. They where hard working and knowledgeable which made a huge difference in completing the load out.

iSkate & Lombard Structures

What People Say ?

The guys in Belfast were fantastic!


What People Say ?

Thank you for your cooperation.
We are pleased with the work your guys have done.

Freedomes - Spherical Event Structures

What People Say ?

At London Oktoberfest, we have been really pleased with the professionalism and dedication. The customer service that Contraband Crew provide is more than any business person can ask for and we are looking forward to working with them again.

Hallie Barrows, London Oktoberfest

Why Choose Us ?

Your event staff were magic. They were so polite, considerate, child-friendly and bubbling with energy, even on day 3! One lovely girl even came down the line, while we were waiting, to say thank you for waiting and it was free.

Fleur Smith, CC-lab

What People Say ?

Contraband Crew are straightforward to deal with, they have good response times to any enquiries we place and help us during the peak season to top up our permanent event crew teams.

GL events, Owen Brown and Snowdens

Contraband Crew's Credentials

Contraband Crew 's Event Crew & Event Staff Clients: London Fashion Week

Examples of some of Contraband Crew’s clients who have hired, our friendly event crew:
Air Tattoo
Beaulieu Car Show
Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight
Cartier Polo Tournament
Cheltenham Races
Computer Associates
Cowes Yacht Haven
Farnborough Air Show
Festival of Wales
Glaxo Smith Kline
Global Gathering
Harrogate Toy Fair
Harry Potter
Henley Regatta
Horse Guards Parade
International Judo Tournament
J Sainsbury’s
London Boat Show
London Fashion Week
London Marathon
Lord Mayor’s Show
Mean Fiddler
Metropolitan Regatta
Newbury Races
Notting Hill Carnival
Party in the Park
Proms in the Park
Reading Festival
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Ross-on-Wye Country Show
Showman’s Show
Southampton Boat Show
Stella Artois Tennis Tournament
T in the Park
University College Oxford
V Festival
Warwickshire Royal Show
Wentworth Golf Tournament
WH Smith
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Contraband Crew: venues our Event Crew & Event Staff have been hired for

Examples of some of the prestigious venues, our event crew have been hired to work in:
Barclay’s Tower
Billingsgate Fish Market
Blenheim Palace
Brighton Race Course
Buckingham Palace
Chessington World of Adventures
Crystal Palace Fottball Club
Doncaster Race Course
Dorney Court
Excel Centre
Fulham Football Club
Gray’s Inn
Hampton Court
Kew Gardens
Kingsway Christian Centre
Knellar Hall
Leavesden Film Studios
London Business School
London Zoo
Millbrook Test Track
Natural History Museum
Oval Cricket Ground
QE11 Centre
RAF Fairford
Royal Artillery Company
Royal Chelsea Hospital
Royal Holloway College
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Sunnigdale Golf Club
Thorpe Park
Tower of London
Twickenham Rugby Club
Wembley Arena
Wentworth Golf Club
Windsor Race Course

Hire Festival staff from Contraband Crew's Festival Team

Our Event Crew have a wealth of industry experience working with a variety of established clients such as London Fashion Week and V-festival. Our Event Crew work on private and commercial projects both inside and outside the UK and we pride ourselves on offering a professional, comprehensive and assertive service. Our Event Crew are committed to the job and value the importance of customer care and satisfaction.

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What is the minimum length of time that I can book your Event Crew / Site Crew for?
Our Event Crew offer a minimum half day service which equates to five hours pay.
Its common for Event Crew companies to charge for a crew chief, is this something Contraband Crew do?
We treat every hire individually and whether or not an event crew chief will be required will be dependant on the size of the team necessary to crew your event. For larger events we will send out a Team Leader with our crew, the hourly rate of this individual will be dependant on their experience.   
Do your Event Crew have a uniform and the correct safety clothing?
Yes, our Event Crew will dress according to our guest’s requirements. Our Event Crew will wear company branded t-shirts, fleeces, shorts, trousers, ties, steel-toe cap boots and high-visibility jackets as standard, however if you have any special requirements please get in touch and will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Where do your Event Crew / Site Crew operate?
Our Head Quarters are located in central London but we operate all over the United Kingdom and Europe.
Some Event Crew companies don’t provide their own transport. Do Contraband Event Crew provide their own transport to and from the event?
Yes, our Event Crew & Site Crew have access to two company vans and multiple minibuses of various sizes.

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We Are Always Hiring!

Fancy getting paid whilst working with like-minded people, doing interesting and varied work at events? With Contraband Crew you’ll never get bored! Our event jobs are varied and exciting. No two days are the same.

Complete our Event Crew & Event Staff Job Application form now!