Butserfest 2016 | Celebrating 10th Year Anniversary
Butserfest is back once again and this time to celebrate its 10th year anniversary! Since 2007, the festival has grown year by year and holds upholds a reputation as one of best festivals across Hampshire. The festival emphasizes on a no- alcohol and drug free policy which makes it an idealistic environment for newcomers and youth to enjoy an alternative music scene. The festival is set in the heart of the scenic Queen Elizabeth Country Park enclosed by hills and makes it a perfect location for a music scene.
Head back to last year where headliners Don Broco took to the stage once again, having played at the festival’s main stage in 2012. At the beginning of 2015, they headlined the Kerrang! In April, they supported Bring Me The Horizon on the European leg of the tour. By August, they released their second studio album, Automatic which peaked at number 6 in UK Albums Chart Top 100. Last year’s festival also saw the likes of Hacktivist, Qemists, The One Hundred and Cardinal Bay on the main stage.
The festival consists of 3 stages of amazing music. The main stage consists of internationally acclaimed artists including the likes of Mallory Knox, Room 94, Young Guns, Moose Blood and more. The Crossroads stage includes performances from Creeper, Area 11 and Blood Youth. The Introducing stage has performances from A.R.K, Cavalier and City of Ashes. There also numerous unique experiences such as the signing tent which allows festival goers to meet their favourite bands and artists. In addition, the acoustic Shack will allow you to experience close up personal performances from top names on the line-up.
This year, the festival has gone onto progress even more with an astounding 2016 lineup including bands such as: Mallory Knox, Young Guns and Moose Blood. This year, alternative rock band, Mallory Knox takes to stage as headliners! You can expect to hear music from their album ‘Asymmetry’, Signals and their EP ‘Pilot’. In early 2015, the band toured America for the first time and headlined Takedown Festival at Southampton University.
Being held at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, the festival not only offers music but also a range of exciting activities on offer for all ages. So far for 2016, numerous activities have been confirmed including; Last Man Standing, The Big Balls Challenge and a mobile zip line. Not only does the festival offer activities, but also a selection of traders. Festival Faces are a group of professionally trained makeup artists, beauty therapists, body and face painters who specialise in creating the ultimate party look! Head over to Stay Close Clothing who offer a selection of indie gear that’ll help you stand out from the crowd! You certainly won’t starve either, the street food area offers a selection of hot and cold food options from Nacho’s to waffles and even a selection of freshly prepared pizzas.
2016 brings promise of a bigger and better music scene than ever in celebration of the tenth year the festival has been running! Butserfest is a great way to end your summer and to enjoy an alternative music scene ranging from internationally acclaimed bands to up and coming bands. Keep your eyes peeled for our LMS team who will be interviewing bands, photographing and filming your favourite acts whether it’s on the alternative stage or the main. Only a limited availability of tickets are left, so make sure you get yours soon!