Based in Manchester, since opening in 1997, the STS Touring backline hire department has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers for the music industry.

Our outstanding reputation and service has enabled us to become preferred suppliers to artists and bands from all over the world, venues up and down the UK, major and independent record labels, UK and European festivals, production companies and TV companies.


STS Touring Productions own one of the largest stocks of backline hire equipment in the UK and Europe.  Our backline rental inventory is incredibly diverse and includes both vintage and modern items.

We take pride in being able to source anything that you request  and are constantly updating and expanding our inventory with the latest brands and models, as well as always increasing a good stock of well-loved vintage instruments and equipment.

So if you are looking for anything from a Marshall Amplifier to Yamaha Grand Piano, or a Theremin to a Pair of Bongos, please contact us for a full quotation.


All backline staff associated with STS have a musical background and understand the technical needs and expectations of the professional musician, whether on tour or on a one off show.

All our backline hire stock is regularly serviced by our skilled in-house technicians and all equipment and instruments are individually tested before and after every hire to ensure they are in perfect condition for you to take out on the road.

We can offer a UK and European delivery and collection service, with full UK and European back up on all hire equipment. If you are looking for experienced Backline Technicians for your event or tour we have a comprehensive list of personnel to suit your needs.

Don’t forget that our sister company, Tour Supply UK is based in the same office as STS Touring. You can send through your tour supplies order and this can be delivered alongside you backline order.

Please refer to the Backline Hire price list here for more information or contact us to discuss your needs further.