Founded in late 2013 by Steve Brown, RUSHfest Scotland is an annual one-day fan convention celebrating Canada's finest musical exponents RUSH.

All profit goes to registered cancer charities. To date we have donated £57,295.41 GBP / $79k USD / $97k CAD / 302 Million Colombian Peso / 1.8 BILLION Vietnamese Dong!
RUSH FANS RAWK!!!

All profits made from now until 2023 will go to Cancer Support Scotland Registered charity number SC012867 and Glioblastoma Foundation. All donations appreciated — all year round. Please send to Steve Brown via paypal.me/stevebrownmusic. Every penny will go to charity. Thank you.

RUSHfest Scotland Fantoon

SATURDAY 28 MAY EVENT — SOLD OUT

Tickets still available for Friday 27th evening and Sunday 29th afternoon.

AT LONG LONG LAST — after 2 years of lockdown — OUR LIVE EVENT IS BACK — AND SPREAD OVER TWO THREE DAYS!

All profit going to Cancer Support Scotland Registered charity number SC012867

RUSHfest Scotland 2022 RUSHfest Scotland 2022 Sunday

FRIDAY 27 MAY 2022 from 7pm at IVORY BLACKS, GLASGOW

JACOB MOON needs little introduction. All the way from Toronto, Jacob's rooftop video of Subdivisions went viral in 2008. He is a truly outstanding singer / songwriter.

Playing before and after Jacob we have the world class tribute band THE POLIS featuring a well known RFS face, slappin da bas — William Winsborough!

SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022 at the stunning new venue BARRAS ART and DESIGN in GLASGOW

THE MAIN EVENT!

A full day of Rush flavoured capers including live appearances from —

LEONI JANE KENNEDY has wowed audiences at Rush Eucon with her acoustic renditions of classics and deep tracks, plus a couple of her own incredible compositions. Her KID GLOVES will be on our Songs For Neil Vol.3.

Scotland's own MOVING PICTURES will play a 2 hour set of classic Rush, with dep drummer Jamie Dunleavey. We are super proud to have Jamie and Leoni on board today.

JACOB MOON since we brought him all the way from Toronto — Jacob will be playing a different set today.

R2 - aka KEPLER TEN - outstanding headliners playing a 2 hour set of Rush. This will be their last outing as R2 — this is gonna be special!

VIP interviews to be confirmed, raffle, auction, whisky tasting and other events to be announced.

3RD GIG ADDED! — SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022 from 2pm–5pm HARD ROCK CAFE, GLASGOW

Jacob Moon
Leoni Jane Kennedy
A chilled afternoon gig — not just for Rush fans!

This whole weekend will be Jacob's first time in the UK and he wants to gig, gig, gig! As his hosts we want him to have a great time and play to as many people as possible. Sincere thanks to Shock City Promotions and Hard Rock Cafe for allowing us to use this venue.

Friday tickets £16.50 |

Saturday tickets £31.50 | SOLD OUT

Joint Friday and Saturday tickets £48 | SOLD OUT

Sunday tickets £8 |

PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 48 HOURS FOR EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASES

Starman Raffle

This year's RUSHfest Scotland worldwide online raffle is now live!

You could own this stunning unique Starman creation for only £5. For every £5 (or equivalent currency) donated via this link you will be allocated a number. The winner will be drawn during our main event this year on 28 May. This will be packaged professionally for shipping. This mixed media art creation is 122cm / 4 ft square.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rfs22

THE STARS LOOK DOWN — SONGS FOR NEIL VOL.2

The Stars Look Down Album Cover and Vinyl

TRIBUTES — SONGS FOR NEIL VOL.1

Tributes Album Cover and Vinyl

RUSHfest Scotland has produced two albums of Rush songs covered by Rush tribute bands from around the world - including Jacob Moon (Canada), Fleesh (Brazil), YYNOT (USA), Moving Pictures (Scotland) and many more.

These limited edition albums are available on CD, coloured vinyl (Vol. 1 sold out) and download - with all profits going to Cancer Support Scotland in the UK and Glioblastoma Foundation Neil Peart Research Award in USA.

See Songs For Neil page for details.

In September 2020 Steve Brown was interviewed by the guys on the SFN Rush Fancast to promote the first Tributes album. listen to the interview and a few tracks from the album here.

Photo of Steve and John Petrucci Wearing RUSHfest Beanies

Steve from RFS gave John Petrucci a few beanies for the band - we think he liked them! Dream Theater are massive Rush fans.

Photo of R40 Meet 'n' Greet.

Organiser Steve Brown and fellow fan Maurice Pickles sporting the 2015
RUSHfest Scotland t-shirts when they met Alex and Geddy on the R40 tour.

Credits

We have our very own YouTube channel

Thanks to the wonderful Graham “Gebs” Gebbie for setting this up and filming every RUSHfest Scotland event.

You can jump to the complete Terry Brown interview from the 2016 event here.

Gallery

Photo of a cheque to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

A big cheque for the Glioblastoma Foundation.

Photo of a cheque to Cancer Support Scotland.

A big cheque for Cancer Support Scotland.

Photo of Steve Brown handing a cheque to Claire Benjamin of Cancer Support Scotland.

Handing over the big cheque (under social distancing rules of course!) to Claire Benjamin of Cancer Support Scotland.

Photo of Steve Brown and Paul Beaulieu with the signed baseball at RFS 2017.

Steve Brown and Paul Beaulieu with the signed baseball at RFS 2017.

Photo of RFS 2019 participants handing over the cheque to St Columba's Hospice.

RFS 2019 participants handing over the cheque to St Columba's Hospice.

Rushfest 2018 cheque.

RFS organisers Steve Brown, Catherine and Shaun O'Brien (with their charity headshaves!) with nurses from St. Columba’s Hospice.

RUSHfest 2017 Funds Raised
RUSHfest 2016 Funds Raised

Organisers Steve and George with Emma from Teenage Cancer Trust.
Sincere thanks to everyone involved for making RUSHfest Scotland 2016 raise the most money ever from a Rush fan convention.

RUSHfest 2015 Funds Raised

RUSHfest Scotland 2015 raised an absolutely amazing grand total of £7,638.09 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are stunned by everyone's incredible generosity. THANK YOU!!!

Here are the organisers Steve, Mike and Gordon with Linda Hamilton from MacMillan.

RUSHfest 2014 Funds Raised

Gordon Smith, Linda Hamilton, Mike Sword, Angie Townsend RIP, Steve Brown.

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For more updates see facebook.com/rushfestscotland.


Neil Peart tribute.

I NEVER MET YOU.
SO YOU HAVE NEVER LEFT ME.
AND YOU NEVER WILL.