That would be a fundamentally wrong approach. If you don’t know the scene well, you should keep away from organizing any event at all. You shouldn’t think of only your own favorite artists and songs, but be a bit more open-minded and have an idea about where the market is heading. Artists come and go, but only few manage to stick around and maintain a long-term status. That’s how the costs are calculated. Hip, internationally sought after DJs will cost you several thousands of dollars, plus traveling and accommodation costs as well as booking fees. But there are also several local artists whom you can count on just as much. Simply follow their development and make sure they don’t have too many gigs.
How do I find a good DJ if I don’t know anyone? How expensive will it be to organize a party?