Glasgow based metal heads Bleed From Within have been named as headliners of the Alternative Stage for this year’s Butserfest. They are the first headliners to be named for this year’s event, and also join Heights, Marmozets, Aurora and more. All currently announced bands are detailed below:
Butserfest appears to be in the middle of nowhere: just off the motorway with very irregular public transport that ended a little before 9:00pm. On the basis of that and with advance tickets being only £20, you’d be forgiven for having low expectations about this festival. But, despite these factors Butserfest boasts one of the best festival line-ups of this summer. With a main stage full of up-and-coming newbies alongside steady favourites, coupled with a stage sponsored by Small Town Records hosting sets from a heavier bunch of bands, the line-up is intense.
This year’s Butserfest weekend is drawing closer by the day, and we’re getting pretty excited to get stuck in there. Before we do though, we’ve had a chat with another band who will be performing at the festival, Housefires, who just so happen to be managed by one of the festival’s main organisers, Marianne Harris. Here’s what the guys had to say about their manager, the upcoming festival and more:
As festival season draws to a close for another year, Butserfest is the one to end the summer. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 15th September at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield. The festival boasts two stages, which feature both national and local bands alike and displays a great deal of talent from all levels of popularity.
With this year’s Butserfest drawing ever closer, we decided to check in with a few bands to see how their preparations were going, whether they had anything spectacular to show us and just who they’re excited to see at the festival. First stop: The Elijah. Who better to talk to about a live appearance than the band notorious for their breath-taking performances and intense stage presence. We caught up with vocalist Dan Tomley to talk over all of the above and more:
Offering a day of something to offer the youths in the local community that doesn’t involve any drugs or alcohol, the 2011 edition of Hampshire’s Butserfest delivers one of its strongest line-ups to date. We got our photographer Ashleigh Higgs down there with her camera to take some shots of the great, albeit incredibly wet Saturday of music. Have a little look for yourselves of what she managed to campture through her lens:
Returning for its fifth year, Butserfest is back again with an awesome line-up spread across two stages. The day long festival takes place on September 17th 2011 at Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield, East Hampshire, and will be headlined by Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend. The full line-up poster can be seen below:
Tickets are priced at £20 in advance (or £25 on the day) and can be pre-ordered from here. All online purchases are subject to a booking fee.
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