Mallory Knox are no strangers to Butserfest, having played twice before, and we’re excited to be welcoming them back in 2016 as our headlining act! Since their debut at Butserfest in 2012 Mallory Knox have had regular Radio One and TV airplay and gone on to conquer the UK and Europe appearing at major festivals, including Reading and Leeds in both 2013 (when they opened the main stage) and 2014, Warped Tour in the US last summer and a number of dates with Bring Me The Horizon in November. Their infectious rock and incredible live performance have seen Mallory Knox become firm favourites with festival crowds, and they are sure to provide the perfect ending to our 10 year anniversary party!
Mikey from Mallory Knox says of the event – ‘Butserfest is always a show I look forward to. There’s a real positive atmosphere and it’s the perfect size for a festival for me. We’re stoked to be invited back and can’t wait to play!’
Also making their long awaited return to Butserfest following main stage billing in 2010 and 2011, and a long stretch overseas building their US profile, are London rockers Young Guns. In 2013 their single ‘Bones’ reached no.1 in the American Billboard Active Rock charts, a massive achievement for a British band. Their rise through UK rock ranks over the last 10 years or so has been meteoric and we’re delighted to have them back playing for us for our 10th birthday celebrations!
Joining an already stunning line up are Canterbury’s alternative rock band Moose Blood who’ve recently sold out a KOKO show 5 months in advance, Brighton pop punkers As It Is, rock outfit Fort Hope, Eastbourne pop punk from ROAM, Bristol rockers Area 11, South West pop rockers The Gospel Youth and South Coast metalcore troupe Griever. We’re also pleased to welcome back Electronica rock crossover outfit The One Hundred and local boys Our Hollow Our Home, both returning following explosive sets in 2015.
Completing the line up are already announced French hardcore pop punkers Chunk! No Captain Chunk, new grave rockers Fearless Vampire Killers and Ashestoangels, the much in demand Southampton punk outfit Creeper, pop punkers WSTR, alternative rock band Casey, melodic hardcore boys Blood Youth, local electronic rockers Seething Akira, female led rock outfit Tigress, melodic metalcore band Faultlines and our Introducing Stage winners from 2015 Flashfires.
MOOSE BLOOD | FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS | AS IT IS
CREEPER | CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK | BLOOD YOUTH | FORT HOPE | THE ONE HUNDRED
Butserfest is 10 years old! And over the last ten years music lovers and young people from across the UK who have travelled to Queen Elizabeth Country Park have been treated to incredible sets from home grown bands of all genres, rocking out on one of our stages. We’ve seen established UK rock, pop and metal acts wow our audiences year after year, we’ve seen up and coming bands grow with each new invite to come and play again, and we’ve seen local bands and musicians showcase their talents.
It’s a great day out not just for young people but for families of all ages, with so much to do and see, all in the beautiful setting of beautiful Hampshire countryside.
* 3 stages of non-stop live music*
36 bands across our Main Stage, Alternative Stage and Introducing Stage * Acoustic Shack *
Exclusive backstage unplugged acoustic sets *Activity Zone*
High adrenaline, free activities including a zip line and giant inflatable games *Signing Tent*
Acoustic Shack and Introducing Stage line ups still to be announced, with Introducing Stage applications opening for local artists of all genres on 6th June via our website.
Tier 3 tickets are available from our website and local outlets for the bargain price of just £20!!
Organised by East Hampshire District Council, Butserfest is the UK’s biggest alcohol and drug free festival. It was designed and launched specifically for young people in the area to give them access to a great festival experience with world class music, in a safe environment.