19th MARCH 2016




Born in Fall River Massachusetts, the youngest of seven from a sax playing electronics technician father and a mother in nursing, Mark Lizotte aka Diesel grew up in Australia and in the U.S. He formed [...]

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Tasmania’s premier blues event the Forth Valley Blues Festival is back bigger & better than ever this year on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of March. That’s right – FRIDAY NIGHT! This year we have 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 including Pete Cornelius and the DeVilles, Halfway to Forth, Claude Hay and the 2nd and 3rd place getters at the play-offs. As a special offer this year the Friday night will be FREE and included with your festival ticket price ….or $20 for the Friday night only. So with the great music from 10 bands on 2 stages on Saturday – headlined by Diesel, Ash Grunwald and Bondi Cigars plus Mia Dyson, Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA), 19-Twenty, Claude Hay, Genevieve Chadwick, Karl S. Williams – Musical Fool, the Tas Play Off Winner and the 5 bands on Friday night – that’s 15 bands for $70. Now that is great value!

Brett’s Coaches is running a pick up and drop service in Devonport and Ulverstone area. Phone 0418369291 to make booking.

Ticket sales are ahead of last year’s at the same time so we might have a sell out festival this year! Don’t miss out, buy your ticket now from or at Red Hot Music & Red Hot Cd’s ph. (03)64242286


Here are Dave and Geraldine Barker, the proud winners of the Forth Valley Blues Festival 2016 raffle with their prize, a signed Maton guitar from Red Hot Music & Red Hot Cd's. Dave is a champion bloke and has his own blues radio show - Dave's Blues Mix on Sundays on Star Fm a community radio station based on the East Coast. Check him out on ...

Bondi Cigars at 2016 Forth Valley Blues Festival. Great pics as always Anne Ponsonby Photography ...

"Bondi Cigars"

Friday night sunset ...

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