No one can deny that it was a ballsy move from Maldon Council when they tried to book Beyonce to appear at their annual street carnival, but apparently the £50,000 fee they were asked to stump up was a bit more than they were hoping for.
But they might be kicking themselves when the realise what a good deal they had on their hands.
Considering Evanescence still charge $250,000 for an appearance, and it'll cost you $500,000 to have Hilary Duff show up to your shindig, £50,000 is a steal for one of the world's biggest recording artists.
In fact Beyonce has been paid $2m for private appearances in the past, and she's not the only one.
Gigwise takes a look at ten stars who will happily come to your party, for a price.