About Us

Live 9 Events is a limited company based in the East Midlands. Owned by Colin and Molly, the company began in 2011 delivering sound systems and technical support to bands and orchestras and has since grown into nothing shy of an events entertainment empire.

Despite our growth, we have stayed true to our roots of delivering a personal, friendly service to accommodate events great and small. Ultimately, our goal is to create fantastic events that will be enjoyed and fondly remembered by everyone involved.

Our Story

The Origin Story

Colin started the company in 2011 as a one-man band when he was touring around the UK with multiple different bands and orchestras, delivering sound systems and technical support. Colin also offered support at local festivals such as Detonate, Splendour, Waterfront, East Leake Carnival and many others, thus further developing his knowledge and events expertise.

In 2015 Molly joined Colin on the tours, offering photography to the bands and orchestra. That same year, the couple purchased a huge piece of sound kit for the Didcot Festival in Oxford, which was to be a major step for the company to grow. It was at that same festival, when mixing sound and taking photographs, that the couple noticed a bouncy castle on site. This gave them an idea.

A few weeks later they purchased a bouncy castle of their own, and during the last few months of that summer they hired out their bouncy castle to a number of parties. The potential of inflatables was plain to see, and so after doing some research into the inflatable hire business, Colin and Molly decided to upgrade to a newer, bigger and better bouncy castle.

  • Assault Course Obstacles
  • Rodeo Bottle Hire
  • Soft Play Centre
  • Crazy Golf for Weddings
  • Giant Garden Games Area
  • Wedding Bouncy Castle Hire
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball Table
  • Gladiator Duel Action Game
  • Children's Bouncy Castle Hire
  • Dash n Grab Inflatable Game
  • Helter Skelter Hire
  • Trampoline Trailer Hire
  • Cliff Jump Hire
  • Inflatable Climbing Wall Hire
  • Kick 'n' Stick Football / Rugby Darts
  • Assault Course Hire
  • Go Karts Pedal
  • Bungee Run Hire
Live 9 Events Team at Family Fun Day in London for MOD families at The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Our Story

Our Growth

By the beginning of 2016, they owned 2 new bouncy castles, and over the next few months, they added an inflatable slide, soft play and ball pool to their inflatable roster. In 2017 they purchased an additional 24 inflatables, including slides, fun runs, assault courses, and of course, more bouncy castles.

During this time, Colin and Molly continued their sound and visual work at festivals – but there was no stopping the growth of the inflatables! In 2018 they expanded the business further, offering lighting and stage hire and updating their original audiovisual stock. It was around this time they rebranded to officially become Live 9 Events, a Corporate Entertainment Service that would specialise in quality event equipment available for hire throughout the East Midlands.

Since then, we’ve supplied all kinds of equipment and entertainment for the likes of Capital One, Vision Express, The Jockey Club, Rolex, The British Army, Speedo, The University of Derby, and many more. We can only wait to see what the next few years will bring, and we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey of unforgettable events!

As of 2023, the company has expanded its range of inflatables to include Action Inflatables such as life-size Hungry Hippos, Climbing Walls and other products like Trampoline Trailers all the way to Interactive Games and Promotional Event Games. Fun Days are our favourite thing and we love it when our growing team can bring the FUN to your event! If you are booking a fun day we highly recommend our 130ft Inflatable Assault Course Hire!

What our clients are saying


Here is some feedback we have received from some of our clients. We love to hear feedback on the services we provide as it helps us develop and grow as a company, if you have hired event services from us in the past you can leave us some feedback through email, Facebook or Google!

  • Just wanted to say thanks for everything on our family day. Even though we had some rain on the day you guys did a brilliant job with it and all the kids seemed to love the equipment and it all looked great so we were really happy with this.

    Connor Ball

    Nottingham Racecourse

  • Top job today folks at Carlton le Willows for Willow Wanderers’ end of season celebration. Professional and friendly, we’ll be delighted to have them back next year. Thanks a million from your newest friends at WWFC.

    Neil Barrs

    Willow Wanderes FC

  • Just want to say how fantastic your service was today. This was an end of term treat for the children at school and worked so well for such a reasonable price. I will recommend you to others!!

    Denise Pilkington

    Hollywell Primary School

  • Willow Wanders FC Logo
  • University of Nottingham Logo
  • Speedo Logo
  • University of Derby Logo
  • Specsavers Logo
  • Nottingham Trent University Logo
  • John Deere Logo
  • University Of Leicester Logo
  • British Army Logo
  • De Montfort University Logo
  • Royal Air Force Logo
  • Rolex Logo
  • Vision Express Logo
  • The Jockey Club Logo
  • Gedling Borough Council Logo
  • Capital One Logo
  • Keepmoat Homes Logo

Ready to put on a Legendary event?

Our office is open from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm, 7 days a week – all the equipment and events expertise you could ever need is just a message away!