The Forever Young Video Blog Series

We are going to be doing a series of interviews with our fantastic Forever Young artists in the run-up to Forever Young 2023 on July 14-16.

Our first video is live, but check back in here on a weekly basis or watch it on our YouTube channel here and hit the Subscribe button to make sure you don’t miss any.

Episode 1 - An Appointment with the Doctor

In this first episode, Sharon Alston, founder of the Forever Young Festival, chats to ‘The Doctor’.

Clive created Dr and the Medics almost at the dawn of the 80s, in 1982. The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies worldwide and was number 1 in Ireland and 22 other countries!! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band of the year.”

Episode 2 - The Remarkable Midge Ure

The man, the myth, the legend. 

This week, Sharon talks to the one man industry that is Midge Ure. 

From his early success and involvement in bands like Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy and Visage through to the heady success of Ultravox, Band Aid, Live Aid, individual chart success as well as writing for other major stars and movies – there really isn’t much that this man hasn’t done. 

And if he hasn’t done it yet – he probably soon will! 

Or you can listen to these interviews as a Podcast

If you would prefer to listen to this interview as a podcast, you can do so by hitting the play button here.


That question you always wanted to ask our Artists?
Here's your chance!

FY Fans - We Need Your Questions for Cutting Crew and China Crisis!

Sharon is interviewing ALL the artists for a weekly video blog – we need YOUR questions EVERY WEEK for our fantastic artists.

You can simply send your question(s) to 


Film your questions, dress up, have fun, then upload them on the link. YOU can help us interview the 2023 artists. Introduce yourself at the start of the video, then ask away!

Upload and add your name and artist name as your surname e.g. Sarah Smith Bananarama. We are currently looking for questions for Cutting Crew and China Crisis.

Can’t wait, guys. It’s YOUR festival, so get involved!

You can read a profile of ‘The Doctor on the Forever Young blog  here

Find out more about Forever Young Festival, see our line-up and buy tickets here

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Forever Young Artist Chats Launched


We will bring you a chat with a Forever Young artist every week with our amazing new feature ‘Forever Young Asks’ …. 

And who better to get things up and running with than our very own ‘Doctor’?  


In this debut video, Sharon talks to the irrepressible Reverend Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson, DJ, leader of Doctor and the Medics and our host for the Forever Young Festival since 2019. The MD is once again our MC for Saturday and Sunday this year and we are thrilled he is doing the honours once more.