Featured Fest: Butserfest – 13th September, 2014

In the countryside, inbetween the hills and forests of East Hampshire, Butserfest returns to Queen Elizabeth Country Park on the 13th September. Priding itself on it’s diverse line-up and alcohol/drug-free policy.

This year there will be three stages – Main stage, Alternative stage & Introducing stage (sponsored by Quay West Studios). It has not been announced yet, which bands will be on which stage but the line-up so far at this years Butserfest includes The Hype Theory, Blitz Kids, Kids In Glass Houses and I Divide.

Recent additions also include Feed The Rhino, Sonic Boom Six and Our Hollow, Our Home.




Butserfest is an all day music festival with 2 stage split with a number of bands performing. There are also a number of activities going on throughout the day including Inflatable bungee run,  Laser quest and  Zorbing!

The reputation of Butserfest seems to be growing each year as the line-up presents some of the biggest bands in the british music scene right now, along with the message of being a alcohol/drug free festival. All are welcome to the festival.

If you like your heavy breakdowns, head banging and mosh pits then we recommend you don’t miss out on seeing Baby Godzilla, who’s live set is filled with crazy stunts. They are a rock band from Nottingham, UK. They describe their genre as being “General extreme noise”. Recently played Camden Rocks, to support POLAR on their Download warm up show and are set to support Enter Shikari on their one-off UK show this month.

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Our Hollow, Our Home are a melodic metalcore band from Southampton, UK. Having recently released their new music video for ‘If Those Were Guns, Reggie Be Dead’ which can be seen here.

The single is taken from their debut EP “//REDEFINE”. Due for release June, 2014.

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Aurora are an alternative rock band from Birmingham, UK. As their sound is described as “sitting somewhere in between Paramore and Bring Me The Horizon” there is something for everyone. Taking influences from artists such as While She Sleeps, Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Bury Tomorrow, Periphery & Hands Like Houses.

With their debut album planned to be released this year, Aurora will also be playing numerous gigs in the UK and Europe over the next 12 months. Aurora’s debut EP ‘Easily Broken’ is out now.

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Feed The Rhino are a hardcore “Loud as fuck!” rock band from Kent, UK. They recently played Slam Dunk Festival last month, receiving a 5K review ( from Kerrang!) for their live performance. They are also set to play this year’s Download Festival commencing on the 13th June. New video for ‘Deny And Offend’ is up now, which you can watch here.

Feed The Rhino‘s new album ‘THE SORROW AND THE SOUND’ is out on June 16th 2014.

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The Catharsis are a rock/punk band from Birmingham, UK. Their new album ‘Romance’ was released on the 22nd April, last year. The album includes the singles ‘Amour’ and ‘O Recluse’.

They are set to play Ghostfest on the 28th & 29th June at Leeds University. Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased here. The Catharsis take influence from artists such as Norma Jean, The Chariot, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats.

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If you like to party, don’t miss Tek One who are a live dubstep trio from London, UK. What makes them stand out from other dubstep groups is that they incorporate an MC, along with a regular DJ.

They also performed on the UPRAWR stage at Slam Dunk in May along with DJ Yoda and MC Lars. Their live performances consists of a mix of original songs as well as a variety of music from dubstep club anthems.

Debut album ‘SLEEP EQUALS MYTH’ is out now on H.E.N.C.H Recordings which can be purchased here. On the album is a track titled ‘Are You There’ which features metal band, Bury Tomorrow.

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Black Futures are a electronic rock band, with a fusion of dubstep/punk band from London. Recently Black Futures were formally known as ‘Sub Source’ before the name change as the members “Hated the name and had it for ages”. They supported The Prodigy in December in Manchester and are now set to play Alt-Fest on the 15th – 17th August in Northamptonshire. We can expect new material from the band pretty soon too!

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Sonic Boom Six are a five-piece band from Manchester. They combine a variety of different genres which makes them stand out from a lot of bands. Rock , Hip-Hop, Reggae, Ska, Jungle are the genres in particular that they are associated with.

The band’s influences include Public Enemy, The Fugees, The Streets and The Clash.  Sonic Boom Six are set to play a number of festival this year including Nass Festival, The Wickerman Festival and Outcider Festival to name a few.

They are currently fundraising to put their latest album ‘Operation Boombox’ into action via PledgeMusic. You can donate here.

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If rap mixed with heavy riffs is your thing checkout TRCThey are London based band with a unique sound which blends between hardcore/metal and grime/hip-hop. Having said to the be “The pioneers of a new wave of UK hardcore”, recent singles ‘Go Hard Or Go Home’ and ‘H.A.T.E.R.S’ have seen the band gain attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1. They were also nominated at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards as best UK band back in 2012.

They have also toured with bands such as Lower Than Atlantis & Gallows and also played at Download festival last year.

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Astroid Boys are a dubstep/grime group from South Wales, Cardiff. They released their EP ‘Bacon Dreams’ back in October 2013 which features the tracksHungerstricks’, ‘Taylor Swift’ and ‘Dusta’ (featuring Manga Roll Deep). Checkout their music video for the song ‘Dusta’, here.

Also, Astroid Boys are set to play Ghostfest in Leeds in June and Redfest in July.

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If catchy choruses and punk/pop rock is your preferred genre checkout Blitz Kids. Having released their second studio albumThe Good Youth’ earlier this year on the 20th January, it seems like nothing can stop this five piece band from Nantwich, as they are set to play major festivals across the UK this summer. ‘The Good Youth’ was recorded with producer John Feldmann. They are also up for ‘Best British Newcomer’ at this years Kerrang Awards. If that isn’t exciting enough, Blitz Kids will have their own TV show coming soon!

They have toured with the likes of Tonight Alive, We The Kings, Mallory Knox and All Time Low on their European tour at the start of the year.

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Gnarwolves are a punk band from Brighton. The band have a UK and European tour starting on the 13th June in Antwerpen, Belgium and ends on the 22nd August in Bramham Park, UK. After these tours, Gnarwolves will be part of this years Reading & Leeds Festival, playing main stage.

They have also previously played Hevy Festival back in 2012 before being announced as support to Lower Than Atlantis on their October tour. Their new album ‘Chronicels Of Gnarnia’ is available now on itunes here.

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I Divide are a rock band from Exeter. Their newest release is their debut album ‘Last One Standing’ which is now available to buy. If you haven’t already purchased a copy, you can do so here. The band made the album available for streaming a week before the intended release. After the release, ‘Last One Standing’ made it into the UK’s top 40 Rock and Metal chart at #34. In March and April, the band supported Yashin on their UK tour, along with touring with Blitz Kids as a support act, in support of the release.

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The Hype Theory are a rock band based in Chelmsford, Essex. Like a lot of bands in the british music scene at the moment, they have been and are set to be part of a lot of festivals across the UK including Butserfest of course! and Macmillan Fest, Yardfest & Sonisphere. Also supporting bands such as Me vs Hero, Summerlin, Don Broco, All Forgotten, Shadows Chasing Ghosts, The First and Paige to name a few.

Now onto their second studio album following on from their 2011 release ‘Glory Days’, the new album ‘C A P T I V E S‘ is out now. The band recently released their latest music video for single ‘Gone’, taken from their EP which was released on 2nd June.

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A Tale Of Two Cities are a rock band from Bristol. Having put out a number of singles, 2012 saw the release of their EP titled ‘New Horizons’, featuring the singles ‘I Plead Guilty’ and ‘Four Words’. The release date for the band’s first full length album is not yet confirmed but will be out around September/October of this year.

At last year’s Butserfest, ATOTC recorded/filmed a cover of Bring Me The Horizon’s trackGo To Hell For Heaven’s Sake’. You can check that out here.

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Standard tickets are £20 which can be purchased here.


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