More than just metal at music festival

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MUSIC fans from across the country are heading to Queen Elizabeth Country Park for an alcohol and drug-free festival.

The final preparations are being made for ButserFest which will see the likes We Are The Ocean, Mallory Knox and Fearless Vampire Killers headline the event on Butser Hill on September 14.

Although the music is heavy metal the event is known for its safe and friendly atmosphere.

It is run by East Hampshire District Council and is in its eighth year.

Free activities include laser quest, zorbing, bungee runs and an inflatable wrecking ball.

There will be stalls selling official merchandise and a signing tent with opportunities to meet some of the dozens of bands.

For people who want to get even closer to the music, the festival has organised some exclusive backstage acoustic performances from some of the festival’s most popular bands. Enter the prize draw at

To buy tickets, at £20, go to