So me and a mate are thinking of starting up a night in our local town, and I have a ton of questions to ask and would really appreciate some help. We are looking to get this off the ground within the next couple of months, with the night being at the start of summer. To start off, we are really not bothered about making any money, just hosting a good night where everybody has a good time and somewhere for local djs to play out. How does it tend to work with hiring out the club, is it normally an agreed rate for the night which is paid upfront? And then all ticket sale money goes straight to us and the club takes the money for the drinks etc? Or could there be the possibility of them agreeing to let us do the night and then they take a percentage of the ticket sales? We were going to suggest to the club doing the night on a Thursday as they are not normally open then so they might be more keen on that because it wont affect their regular Friday/Saturday nights. But thinking about that would they need an extra license to open up on a Thursday? How much do you think is reasonable to pay the djs? They would all be people I know who I'm sure would be keen to help get the night going so I was thinking around £30 for an hour set? I have missed out alot of stuff as my mind has suddenly gone blank, but generally any advice on how to get it started would be most appreciated as I want to be able to put together a proper plan with my mate that we can then approach the club with to discuss getting it off the ground!