Doors 2.00pm – 7.00pm
Tickets available from Tickets Scotland
Come and hang out with us before Geddy's show. The Hard Rock Cafe is a 3 minute walk from Geddy's venue. Leoni Jane Kennedy has just released an incredible album of acoustic RUSH songs. She'll play 2 half hour sets at 4pm and 5pm - and she'll be joined on stage by a guest or two including Eoin de Paor from MOVING PICTURES. NB Geddy Lee will not be attending this event!
Rush videos will be played throughout the afternoon. This will also give us a chance to pucker up for the Glaswegian Chorus of CLOSER TO THE HEART - we will sing this to Geddy the moment he hits the stage. Space upstairs at the HARD ROCK CAFE will be limited so please buy tickets in advance. £5 plus bf.
Thanks to Shock Promotions and the Hard Rock Cafe.
All profit to Cancer Support Scotland registered charity SC012867 Over 18's Please note that your ticket to this pre-show does not grant you admission to Geddy's book event.
FRIDAY 10 - SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024
Full weekend - with or without VIP meet n greet - see individual event listings below.
The weekend tickets are discounted.
FRIDAY 10 MAY 2024 evening - with or without VIP meet n greet
BRAVADO - one of the world's longest running and best RUSH tributes, celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2024, with this their first appearance in Scotland!
LEONI JANE KENNEDY - a regular at fan conventions, LJK recently released an album of reimagined acoustic RUSH covers to great acclaim.
Chat with VIPs Jonathan Dinklage, Adele Stein and Entcho Todorov from RUSH's touring Clockwork Angels String Ensemble.
SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024 - 1pm till 11pm
MOVING PICTURES - feat Dinklage, Stein & Todorov String Ensemble
THE RUSHIANS (Holland)
THE RFS ALL-STARS
Plus whisky tasting from The Green Welly Stop, VIP chat, raffles, auction.
SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024 - 2pm till 6pm
OUTSIDE THE ORIGINAL - classic Prog rock covers band of the highest calibre, featuring James Finnigan, guitarist with Stiltskin and Hue and Cry
DAVID KING - virtuoso guitarist playing his instrumental arrangements of Rush songs. David has featured on all 4 Songs for Neil albums.
Entcho Todorov, Jonathan Dinklage and Adele Stein
Founded in late 2013 by Steve Brown, RUSHfest Scotland is an annual fan convention celebrating Canada's finest musical exponents RUSH.
All profit goes to registered cancer charities. To date we have donated £101,638.60 GBP / $171k CAD / $$128k USD / 3 BILLION Vietnamese Dong!
RUSH FANS RAWK!!!
All profits made from now until 2024 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 2023 has been hailed by many as the one to beat. Everything was knocked out of the park in terms of musicians, VIPs and a record amount raised for charity. Thanks to Graeme ogle for this magnificent montage featuring all participants including Terry Brown, Hugh Syme, Judy & Nancy Peart.
VIPs with organisers Steve, Sandy and Paul Beaulieu from the Canadian Music Scene.
Moving Pictures after their headlining set at RFS 2023 with one of the Very Important Persons - Nancy Peart.
Steve was honoured beyond belief to toast Neil Peart at the Memorial / Celebration concert
A Night For Neil in St. Catharine's, Canada on 22 October 2022.
He was joined on stage by Neil's sister Nancy, brother Danny, Starman Bob King and organisers Lance Kasten and Paul Beaulieu.
OUT NOW — Go to SONGS FOR NEIL page for info and orders.
RUSHfest Scotland has produced three 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.
Steve from RFS gave John Petrucci a few beanies for the band - we think he liked them! Dream Theater are massive Rush fans.
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.
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.
For more updates see facebook.com/rushfestscotland.
I NEVER MET YOU.
SO YOU HAVE NEVER LEFT ME.
AND YOU NEVER WILL.