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Batala is a non-profit making international community music project.  All money earned from performances is put back into the band. Besides being a community spirited band and 'Ambassadors of the City' for the Capital  of Culture 2008, Batala Liverpool also has the professional experience in the industry to offer a unique choice of performances tailored to any type of event, no matter how big or small.

This experience ranges from club nights, birthday parties and weddings to product launches, supporting a famous pop group, launching a new range of cars, T.V shows, music festivals, and major sporting events at venues such as Wembley and Twickenham. We also take many bookings for the smaller things like village fairs, parades, fun days and regularly support charity events.

Batala generates a great deal of publicity locally and in two separate occasions took up a double page, centre spread in the Guardian newspaper after being photographed at Notting Hill. Batala is a lively, noisy and colourful performance, and if you need an even larger band, we can invite our sister groups to join us from around the UK and the World to create an unforgettable International fusion of well over 200 drummers.


Photo by Bluetooth Boo



Performances prices vary depending on the size, nature and location of your event, as well as how many drummers are required. We offer reduced rates for charities, fund-raisers, birthdays and weddings.

For more info or a quote please contact us

Organisations we have worked with...

  • Event 360
  • Brouhaha International
  • Beatlife
  • Cortejo Afro
  • Toyota
  • World Rally Championship
  • The Football Association
  • The International Rugby Board
  • Girl Guides Association
  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • Corporate Games
  • O2
  • Carlsberg
  • Sound City Liverpool
  • Liverpool One
  • Global Grooves

Charities we have supported....

  • Alder Hey Childrens Hospital
  • Rhys Jones Memorial
  • Haiti Earthquake Appeal
  • Disability Awareness Day
  • Didier Drogba Foundation
  • Children in Need
  • Comic Relief
  • Freedom from Torture


SoundCitySound City would like to thank you and your organisation for participating in the performances during May 2011 at Liverpool One. Through sunshine and rain you have all been extremely understanding and flexible. For all this we are very grateful and appreciative.
Kind regards
Bianca and the Sound City team.



Liverpool1Batala never fail to create a brilliant atmosphere at Liverpool ONE. They performed for the First Anniversary and were involved in a programme of summer entertainment including children's drumming workshops. They are very well organised and ideal for a high impact event.

Melody Beard, Events Manager, Liverpool ONE

Liverpool One


CorporateGamesIn 2010, we worked with Batala in Liverpool for the 17th UK Corporate Games - Europe's largest corporate multisports festival. Batala led a procession of some 50 companies for our Grand Parade of Athletes along the Albert Dock and into the BT Convention Centre at the Echo Arena. The show was breath-taking and the sound of the drums drew crowds from all over the city. Their costumes were fantastic and it was clear to see from their enthusiasm that they were enjoying performing as much as we were watching them! If you are hosting an event and you want to be noticed - Batala are your answer!

Gemma Godfrey,
Manager - Operations , Europe & Middle East

Corporate Games, World Headquarters


Event 360We have worked with Batala many times all over the country and at various different sporting events.  Come rain or shine the atmosphere and vibe they create is outstanding.  Once you've seen (and heard) Batala perform you will never want to book another band - no matter what your event is!