A renowned music promoter who died from complications after heart surgery will be remembered with a special concert.

Steve "Fozzy" Foster, from Brighton, was well known on the city’s music scene.

The 60-year-old lived in the city for many years.

During the Nineties he moved to London to manage Soho music venue The Astoria before returning to Brighton in 2008 after he had a heart attack.

The Argus: 'Dad's death left a massive void in our lives', said Steve Foster's daughter Martha'Dad's death left a massive void in our lives', said Steve Foster's daughter Martha (Image: British Heart Foundation)

Steve died in January this year from complications following heart surgery and now a fellow concert promoter Seth Walker-Spiers is organising an event called Foz Fest to celebrate his life.

Foz Fest is happening at Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive on April 28.

Steve’s daughter Martha said: “Dad’s death has left a massive void in our lives, one that can't be filled. However, this event is the perfect way to celebrate him and I know it would have made Dad happy. Having heart disease and then heart failure completely turned his life upside down.”

Seth said: “Everyone in the Brighton music scene knew Fozzy. He was a real character, very easy to like, with a dry sense of humour.”

“I knew him for ten years and we put on a few shows together. He was someone who would always lend you a hand or be there to give you some advice. That can be unusual in the music industry, but Foz was one of the good guys.

“If anyone deserves a show it’s Fozzy. He spent his whole life working in music, so I think he would have loved the idea of having a gig put on in his honour.

“All the bands that are playing are ones that knew or worked with Foz. All the acts are going to be playing for free. It’s going to be a great night in support of a great cause.”

The Argus: The poster for Foz Fest, which will feature live music and food from Momma CherriThe poster for Foz Fest, which will feature live music and food from Momma Cherri (Image: British Heart Foundation)

The event will also raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Martha said: “The work of the BHF is so important because it helps improve the quality of lives of people like my dad.”

The line-up for Foz Fest will feature a host of punk, reggae and ska acts including Johnny Moped, AKA The Syndicate, The Go Go Cult, The Riffs, The Fish Brothers, and Maxine Talulah. There will also be DJs together with food from Brighton chef Momma Cherri.

In Brighton more than 500 people die each from heart and circulatory diseases. The BHF funds research into all cardiovascular conditions and the risk factors that cause them.

Helen Smith, fundraising manager for the BHF, said: “Too many people, like Steve, have their life cut short by heart disease, leaving behind families with a hole that can’t be filled.

“That’s why we fund research that aims to take the best ideas from scientists’ minds and help turn them into treatments you can receive at your GP or hospital.

“Without the public’s support that research and those lifesaving breakthroughs would not be possible.”