FRIDAY 16th &
MARCH 2018



Mark Seymour & The Undertow

Liberation/Mushroom Release “ ROLL BACK THE STONE “ Release date: Friday 10th March 2017 Double CD: 24 tracks – including 10 original H&C songs Covering Mark’s song writing career, from early H&C through to his [...]

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Hi Guys & Girls, you may have heard the interview on the radio or read the post on our little problem we have at the moment. I would like to shed light on the matter .
Last night we held our AGM at the Pub, we had 8 people turn up, 7 current committee members and 1 associate member . Of the current commitee members, 4 are stepping down. They have given their all for the past 2 or 3 years and have done a great job in the roles they played and can now enjoy being a punter instead.
I'll get to the crux of it all "NO COMMITTEE, NO FESTIVAL". As i speak, we need at least 4 new committee members to fill roles or the festival will not happen. We have enough volunteers and a headline artist, but can not announce until we can elect a new COMMITTEE. We are holding another AGM on Monday the 13th of August. If you want this great festival to run into its 22nd year, please post, share this and turn up to the Forth Pub at 7pm.


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Forth Valley Blues Festival

Who’s in??The 21-year-old Forth Valley Blues Festival is looking for help to make the 2019 festival happen. Hear more about it on Drive today with Piia Wirsu. ...



This is the 21st Anniversary of the Forth Valley Blues Festival Inc. It will be BIGGER & BETTER than ever, with a memorabilia exhibition and lots more.

Tasmania’s premier blues event the Forth Valley Blues Festival 2018 is on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of March. That’s right – FRIDAY NIGHT! This year we have again decided to expand the Festival and move the Friday night from the Bridge Hotel – Forth to the festival site because this event had simply outgrown the pub. With this move we have expanded the Friday night line-up to FIVE bands. As a special offer this year the Friday night will be FREE and included with your festival ticket price ….or $35 for the Friday night only. So with the great music from 10 bands on 2 stages on Saturday and the 5 bands on Friday night – that’s 15 bands for $70. Now that is great value!

The line-up consists of Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Rob Tognoni, Lachy Doley Group, 19twenty, Hussy Hicks, Juzzie Smith, The Sheyana Band, Hussy Hicks, Juzzie Smith and Kyle Lionhart + more to be released.

Fri March 16th
5:00- 5:45pm   The Fergusons
6:05- 7:00pm   The Sheyana Band
7:20 – 8:20pm   Slats & The Big Naturals
8:40 – 9:40 pm   Billy Whitton Band
10:00 – 12:00am   Guitar Extravaganza (featuring Kevin Borich, Phil Emmanuel, Tim Gaze)
Sat March 17th
12:00 – 12:45pm   The Patron Saints
1:05   –  2:00pm   The Bad Dad Orchestra
2:15   –  3:15pm   Juzzie Smith
3:30   –  4:30 pm   Hussy Hicks
4:45   –   5:45pm   Kyle Lionhart
6:00  –   7:00 pm   Lachy Doley Group
7:20   –  8:20pm   19-twenty
8:40   –   9:40pm   Rob Tognoni
10;00 –  12:00am   Mark Seymour & The Undertow

$35 for Friday night ONLY (5 bands will be performing).

$75 a ticket until 31st December 2017, $90 for tickets purchased AFTER 01 January 2018 (inclusive); this ticket will be for entry to both Friday Night & Saturday to the Festival.

Tickets can be purchased from or at the Forth Hotel from 2nd October 2017. Child 12 years and under NO CHARGE. *** BUT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT who holds a FVBF 2018 ticket. 13 years old and under are 1/2 the price of the adult ticket price, that applies.