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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Forth Blues Fest Playoff Finals

February 26, 2017, 3:00pm

After three awesome heats around the state our shortlist of bands will get a chance to compete for a spot on the main stage at the Forth Valley Blues Festival! Come along and see Radio Street Band, Richard Steele, The Surrealestate Agents, The Imps, M.T Blues Music and Monkey Nerve do battle for our coveted wildcard spot!

The finals spots for the playoffs are starting to fill up! We're stoked to announce the winners of our Launceston heat are the Imps and Surrealestate Agents! ...



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).

$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.

Blues Festival Playoffs Final

Round 3 of the Blues Festival play offs were held in Hobart last Sunday at the Duke Hotel and 5 local acts turned up to try their luck. Approximately 90 Hobart Blues n’ Roots fans turned up on the day and all in all a fine time was had by all. The winners on the day were, in no particular order, Monkey Nerve and M.T. Blues Music. Next Sunday both acts will travel north to compete in the final round. So here is how the line up will look on the day. Only two acts will be chosen to appear at the 20th Forth Valley Blues Festival. Best of luck to one and all.


1  Richard Steele

2  Radio Street Band

3  The Imps

4  The Surrealestate Agents

5  Monkey Nerve

6  M.T.Blues Music