18th MARCH 2017



Ian Moss

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure [...]

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One of the coolest things about the Forth Valley Blues Festival is we give you the chance to be part of it! Every year we hold playoffs to give blues and roots musicians around the state an opportunity to win a spot on the bill, and this year will be our biggest yet. With heats coming up in Forth, Hobart and Launceston this is your chance to strut your stuff on the big stage! ...

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This is the 20th 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 2017 is on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th 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 $30 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 Ian Moss, Fingers Mitchell Cullen, Harper & the Midwest Kind (USA), 19twenty, Muddy Puddles, Grooveyard Hammond Combo, Pete Cornelious & the Devilles, Claire Anne Taylor, Jason Delphin, Kitty Martini & the Tom Collins trio, The Fabulous Terrazzo Brothers, Avargo Groove,  the Talent Quest Winner, and Talent Quest runner-up.

$30 for Friday night ONLY (5 bands will be performing).

$70 for tickets purchased prior to 31 December 2016: this ticket will be for entry to both Friday Night & Saturday to the Festival.

$90 for tickets purchased AFTER 01 January 2017 (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. Child 12 years and under NO CHARGE. *** BUT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT  who holds a FVBF 2017 ticket. 13 to 17  are 1/2 the price of  the adult ticket price, that applies.

Attention all Tasmanian based Blues Bands

Applications are now open for the 2017 Forth Valley Blues Festival Playoffs. Two lucky bands will get to play on the big stage at this year’s festival so if you think you’re in with a shot, then we want to hear from you…….

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