STEVE FORSTER – 1964 – 2019

Everyone at VMS Live is deeply shocked and saddened at the recent passing of our Managing Director and founder Steve Forster. He was involved in a serious car accident on Saturday, March 30th heading south after having watched his beloved Leeds United win (Marching on Together). Steve sustained a number of serious injuries which were treated in Sheffield after which he was transferred to Royal Surrey Hospital but following complications, Steve passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19th 2019.

Whether you knew Steve from his early days in Newcastle or through the many venues and events he worked with we are sure you will agree that he was a focussed and determined operator, a man who knew his own mind, and overall a truly unique and talented individual.

Steve was respected and influential throughout the industry and has passed on a great deal of knowledge and experience to those around him and for this legacy, we can all be eternally grateful.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family, friends and all those who were fortunate to have known him.

RIP Steve – we know you will enjoy ‘The Great Gig In The Sky.’




  1. Matthew Goode

    Tragic news that has shocked us all. A true figure in the world of entertainment and live music. Rest in peace Steve. From all your friends at Portsmouth Pyramids.

  2. Lionel Snowden

    I have just heard about Steve and I can`t believe this has happened to such a great guy. Steve was such a pro at his job and helped me and my partner Steve at Doc Red Eye Events to put UB40 on in Burnley. He became a good friend and would help and give advice which helped us a lot.
    I`m so sorry and I send my deepest sympathy to Steve`s family and friends.
    RIP Steve.

  3. Aaron Emerson

    So sad to hear this news today.I briefly met Steve at the High Voltage festival that he put on for ELP.My father Keith Emerson held him in the highest regard.Our thoughts are with his friends and family


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