||Butser Hill, England
||15 September 2007
||12 September 2015
||10 September 2016
||East Hampshire County Council
Butserfest is a festival created by East Hampshire District Council. This music festival is targeted at young people aged 14-20 and is an alcohol/drug-free event. It has become an annual event due to its success in 2007. It is held on Butser Hill opposite Queen Elizabeth's Country Park near Petersfield. Bob Coleman East Hampshire District Council Community and Youth Democracy was one of the key organisers of Butserfest: "The festival ... is aimed mainly at teenagers, those in bands who want a chance to play, and those who love music and find it difficult to travel to other events." The festival supports new upcoming bands but also has some big names.
Previous notable acts that played Butserfest and then went on to make it big include You Me At Six, Bury Tomorrow, Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, Young Guns, Funeral For A Friend, Mallory Knox, Don Broco, Feed The Rhino, Marmozets, Hacktivist, Astroid Boys, Heck, Boston Manor, Create To Inspire, The One Hundred, Crossfaith, Zoax, Our Hollow Our Home, Shields, Wars and Creeper
The debut of Butserfest attracted 700 youths to Butser Hill.
Line up 2007
Mike TV on stage at Butserfest 2008
Line up 2008
The 2009 festival saw the introduction of the new Butserquests. This was a series of shows across East Hampshire looking for the best local bands to play on the main stage at Butserfest. Over 70 local bands registered an interest in playing the festival this year with only a few getting the lucky chance, but other bands were able to play on the ButserQuest Stage who did not win.
Line up 2009
Butserfest 2010 took place on Saturday 11 September, tickets were £15 and bands included The King Blues as headliners on the main stage, along with We Are The Ocean, My Passion and Young Guns. Deaf Havana were headliners on the Butserquest stage. The logo colour for 2010 was green. In 2009 it was yellow and in 2008 red.
Line up 2010
Butserfest 2011 took place on Saturday 17 September.
2011 line up
Butserfest 2012 took place on Saturday 15 September.
Line up 2012
Butserfest 2013 took place on Saturday 14 September
Lineup of 2013
||Glory Or Death Stage
|We Are The Ocean
||Bleed From Within
|We Start Partys
|A Tale Of Two Cities
|The Bottom Line
||Set Your Sails
||The Call Back Academy
Butserfest 2014 took place on Saturday 13th and was co-headlined by The Blackout and Kids In Glass Houses
Lineup of 2014
Butserfest 2015 took place on Saturday 12 September with Don Broco as the main headline act. Bands on the main stage included artists such as Funeral For A Friend, Hackivist and The Qemists. Other acts included The One Hundred, Our Hollow Our Home and special guests, The Lounge Kittens. A competition ran that allowed ticket holders the chance to win a place to watch bands perform at the Backstage Unplugged Acoustic stage - an exclusive gig for a select group of fans to enjoy their own personal acoustic set by the acts.
Lineup of 2015
Butserfest 2016 took place on Saturday 10 September. This year marked the festival's 10 year anniversary, with Mallory Knox and Young Guns as joint headliners.
Lineup of 2016