Neil Peart tribute.


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

All profits raised go to registered cancer charities — we stick with the same charity for 2 years.

£57,295.41 GBP / $79k USD / $97k CAD / 302 Million Colombian Peso / 1.8 BILLION Vietnamese Dong!

All profits made from now until 2022 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 Every penny will go to charity. Thank you.

RUSHfest Scotland Fantoon

RUSHfest Scotland's next live event will take place in Glasgow on 27 and 28 May 2022. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

We plan to have the same line-up that was booked for 2020 - Kepler Ten, Jacob Moon, Moving Pictures and VIPs in-person Terry Brown and Hugh Syme. All tickets for 2020 are valid for 2022 - new tickets will go on sale nearer the time.


Tributes Album Cover and Vinyl

RUSHfest Scotland has produced an album of 14 Rush songs covered by Rush tribute bands from around the world - including Jacob Moon (Canada), Fleesh (Brazil), Moving Pictures (Scotland) and many more.

This limited edition album is available on CD, red vinyl and download - with all profits going to Cancer Support Scotland in the UK and Glioblastoma Foundation Neil Peart Research Award in USA.


In September 2020 Steve Brown was interviewed by the guys on the SFN Rush Fancast to promote the Tributes album. You can 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.


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.


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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