Some fantastic scenes from our time at Butserfest.
Butserfest was a really incredible experience for me, especially seeing as it was my first festival.
All the bands that I saw were brilliant, and the atmosphere was just excellent, especially it being a drugs and alcohol free festival. Even when you weren’t watching a band, there was always something to do there, human table football and other activities similar to that.
The bands that stood out for me mostly were probably 'Kids In Glass Houses', 'Lower Than Atlantis' and 'Heart In Hand', they all put on killer live shows, especially 'Heart In Hand' as they didn’t have anywhere near the same amount of strobes and special effects as 'Kids or 'LTA, just relying on pure energy and aggression from the audience who willingly participated.
Another band’s performance that really stood out was 'Violet', with perfect clean vocals, like the voice of an angel, mixed with the sheer agonising screams which clash perfectly together.
'Feed the Rhino' were also fantastic as you can hear in our audio review.
Set in the Queen Victoria Country Park, the hilly surroundings are beautiful, perfect for a small festival like Butserfest.
Everyone was really friendly and the bands were just walking around the site, up for having a laugh and a chat with their fans. The marshals and security guards were fine as well, and helped you if you didn’t know where you were going. There was a number handed out to everyone to call if they experienced any trouble at all so you felt safe. No one was rude or anything and it was great. There were toilets everywhere and they were clean!
The Highlight of my day overall, was meeting Charlie Holmes of HIH. I’d wanted to meet him for a long time and he was such a nice guy.
Overall, the day was amazing, all the bands were sick; the feeling of the day was brilliant and everyone talked to anyone, band member or not. It was my first festival experience and even though it was a small one, it was the best gig I’ve been to and I can’t wait to go again next year.
Our Youtube Butserfest playlist with interviews and audio reviews is HERE.
Lower than Atlantis putting the finishing touches to their Merch board!
Rose chatting to The Elijah...
...and Sam chatting to Prolong the Agony.
Andy from Burn the Fleet doing an acoustic session.
Violet...loving your work.
Polar look out for more on them coming soon.
Headlining the festival Kids in Glass Houses.
Thouroughly enjoyable and well organised safety minded festival. Bring on Butserfest 2013!