Splitter / Tour Van Hire

All of our splitter vans are designed specifically for touring as a musician. Standard features on our larger vans are entertainment (DVD and/or games console – see note below), power sockets for charging laptops & mobile phones, comfy seating and a split bulkhead seperating the passenger compartment from the large cargo storage area.

We provide industry specific self-drive hire for the music & entertainment industry.

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T&C’s – before enquiring: please read our Blacklight Tours – vehicle hire terms and conditions.

By hiring our vehicles you agree to these in full.

Our insurance is only valid for drivers between 23 and 75 years old that have held a full licence for a minimum of two whole years. We can cover you if you have up to 6 points on your UK licence, if you have 7 or more then please email us to get insurance approval. For UK drivers we need licence scans (front & back) plus National Insurance numbers or DVLA check code.

If you prefer to just send a simple email, please include the following info:
1. Number of seats required
2. Large or small gear space needed
3. Preferred van if you have one
4. Pickup date and time
5. Dropoff date and time (time is very important for the return, we need them back by 10am as standard)

Once we approve your dates: we need your photo card licence scan (front & rear), National Insurance number or DVLA check code (UK drivers only), two forms of address ID (utility bill / bank statement etc dated in last 3 months) plus a signed Driver Declaration form per driver.

All of our splitter vans are equipped for EU touring:

  • European breakdown cover
  • European musician specific insurance
  • EU driving kit
  • Winter tyres when applicable

All of our vans can be driven on a standard car licence, as long as the driver is 25-70 (we can usually do 23+ with an increased insurance excess) and held a full licence for min two years. If you have over 6 penalty points we will need advance notice so we can authorise with our insurers.

Congestion charging / Dart Charge:
All of our 9 seater vans are London Congestion Charge exempt. All vans under 9 seats are on auto-pay and the cost (currently £10.50 +VAT) will be added to your final invoice. All our vehicles are set up on Dart Charge autopay and £3 +VAT per crossing will be added to your final invoice.

VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS – PLEASE NOTE:
Primarily we ensure that our vans are reliable and are regularly serviced so you make your show. And we have video game / DVD systems to make that journey a little more comfy! Although we do try to make sure that the video game / TV systems are working, these are included as an additional element of the vehicle and we do not offer technical support for these. If your game system or any other electrical components are not working please notify us within 24hrs of the start of the hire or as soon as it breaks and we will do our best to rectify.

Grey Merc Sprinter 316 ‘Superluxe’ 9 x forward seater LWB

Top level of comfort and spec, plus a great driving experience.

  • CONGESTION CHARGE EXEMPT
  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • 9 x forward facing leather seats. Six reclining seats in rear passenger cabin.
  • Air conditioning
  • Xbox 360 with games
  • Hard drive loaded with shows & movies
  • Front stereo with SD media card, USB ipod and 3.5mm jack inputs
  • Kenwood touch screen media player with DVD / USB / DAB radio in rear cabin
  • 24″ LCD HD TV
  • 240v power sockets with integrated USB charging points
  • Individually switchable LED lighting in rear
  • Single bunk behind rear seating
  • Sunroof
  • Tinted windows in rear
  • Curtain seperating driver’s cabin from the band area
  • Parking sensors front & rear to avoid bumps
  • Rear step to assist with loading
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical Mercedes Euro 6 diesel engine
  • Uprated front axle and alternator, first aid kit, EU driving kit and various other safety features & upgrades
  • Additional security locks
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required
  • Rear cargo bay dimensions
    1970mm Long
    1750mm Wide
    1340mm wide (between arches)
    1990mm High 

VW Crafter  LWB 9 seater production van with dressing room in rear

Our best van for film & TV, VIP as well as regular splitter van tours

  • CONGESTION CHARGE EXEMPT
  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • 9 x seats with table
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear dressing room area with key code door into passenger area
  • Fold down mirror & dressing table with LED lighting
  • 12v kettle & hairdryer which plug into sockets in rear dressing room
  • Night heater in rear passenger area & dressing room
  • PS3 games console
  • High spec entertainment system
  • 2 x 17″ LCD screens
  • Multiple 240v power sockets & high powered inverter supplying 230v
  • Individually switchable LED lighting in rear & reading lamps
  • 2 x sunroofs
  • Privacy tinted windows
  • Parking sensors
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical diesel engine
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required

Graphite grey Sprinter 313 LWB 9 seater with kingsize bunk

This forward facing seated van also features a kingsize bunk 

  • CONGESTION CHARGE EXEMPT
  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • 9 x forward facing seats
  • King-size bunk (not for use whilst vehicle in motion)
  • Front stereo / CD player with bluetooth telephony
  • Rear touch-screen stereo / CD / DVD system with AUX-in and USB-in. 4 x speakers in rear.
  • Flip down LCD monitor
  • Multiple 240v power sockets
  • Individually switchable variable brightness LED lighting in rear
  • Large sunroof
  • Tinted windows in rear
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical Euro 5 diesel engine
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required

BLACK VW CRAFTER  LWB 9 SEATER – ‘THE BAT VAN’ MINI SLEEPER

Our best van for sleeping overnight (not whilst in motion). King-size roof bunk and double ‘rock n roll bed’, sleeps 4+

  • CONGESTION CHARGE EXEMPT
  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • 9 x seats with removable table
  • Rear bench seats fold down to make a double bed
  • removable table
  • king size bunk
  • Xbox 360 with games
  • Individual Sony CD / DVD / FM stereo systems in front and rear plus amplifier, multiple speakers & sub
  • 2 x 20″ LCD screens
  • Multiple 240v power sockets
  • Individually switchable LED lighting in rear
  • 2 x sunroofs
  • Tinted windows in rear which open
  • Curtain seperating driver’s cabin from the band area
  • Safe-T-Bar tow bar for pulling a trailer and protecting from bumps too!
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical diesel engine
  • Additional security locks
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required

9-seat VW Crafter medium wheelbase (MWB)

High spec van with reclining leather seats, but in an easier to park medium length

  • CONGESTION CHARGE EXEMPT
  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control & driver controlled speed limiter
  • Parking sensors
  • Large cargo bay holds full backline for most bands, with clothes rail and LED lighting
  • Twin sliding doors
  • Lighter vehicle = larger payload than LWB splitter vans.
  • 9 x forward facing seats. 6 rear seats in leather.
  • Flip down LCD monitor
  • 240v power supply in rear
  • Individually switchable variable brightness LED lighting in rear
  • Large sunroof
  • Tinted windows in rear
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical Euro 5 diesel engine
  • Passenger and Weight Allowance 1015kg
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required
  • Rear cargo bay dimensions:
    135cm deep
    175cm wide
    134cm wide (between arches)
    199cm high

6-seat Merc Vito mini-splitter / production vehicle

Head turning high spec automatic mini-van with A/C

This van is NOT congestion charge exempt, it is on ‘auto-pay’.
£10.50 +VAT will be added to your bill per day that you enter the London Congestion zone

  • Economical 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox
  • Cruise control & driver controlled speed limiter
  • Air conditioning
  • Park-assist (automatic parallel parking)
  • Parking sensors
  • Alloy wheels
  • Additional security features (bulkhead & deadlocks not shown in photos at time of publishing)
  • Large cargo bay holds full backline for most bands
  • Twin sliding doors
  • Deadlocks on all doors
  • Takes most full backlines – will take an Ampeg 8×10 standing up or laying down!
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required
  • Rear cargo bay dimensions:
    140cm deep
    120-160cm wide (narrowest point is on floor level)
    130cm high

 

7-seater Mercedes Sprinter mini-splitter – shortwheelbase (SWB)

Standard level short wheelbase van with A/C

This van is NOT congestion charge exempt, it is on ‘auto-pay’.
£10.50 +VAT will be added to your bill per day that you enter the London Congestion zone

  • Free 24/7 on-street permit parking in Bethnal Green Zone A1 (Shoreditch / Brick Lane area)
  • 7 x forward facing seats over two rows (three front and four rear)
  • Rear drop-down LCD monitor with built in media player (play movies from a USB stick)
  • Front CD player with AUX-in
  • 240v  power socket in rear
  • Individually switchable LED lighting in rear
  • EU breakdown & insurance
  • Economical diesel engine
  • Cargo bay larger than Mercedes Vito mini-splitters
  • Standard B Class (car) licence required

Tour manager / driver with vehicle

Other options, not self-drive

Audi A6 estate
Black with leather seats and A/C. 5 seats in total. From £200 + VAT per day includes TM/driver.