Rushfest 2018

RUSHfest Scotland 2018 Featuring R2

Saturday 12th May 2018 1pm–3am

Another full day of Rush-related events including Bass Clinic, RUSHfest All-stars Tribute band, Whisky Tasting, acoustic set, quiz, raffle, auction.

We're always on the lookout for items for our raffle and auction. If you have ANYTHING at all that you could donate (and it doesn't necessarily have to be Rush related!) please get in touch with, CHEERS!

SPONSORED HEAD SHAVES (yes this is happening.) — For those of you who can't attend on the day but would still like to donate to our very worthy chosen charity please sponsor Catherine and Shaun O' Brien who will be having their heads shaved on the day. Donate online here - every penny will go to the Hospice.

VIP GUEST — Tony Geranios aka ‘Jack Secret’. Tony has been an essential stage technician for Geddy almost throughout the band's entire career. He's gonna join us live on the day via Skype for an interview and Q&A. Any advance questions please send to

Culminating in a two hour set from one of Europe's finest Rush tribute bands, all the way from Holland — THE RUSHIANS. Rounding off the night there will be a prog / rock disco till 3am!

All profits going to St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh where our good friend Angie Townsend spent her last days.

Thanks to our wonderful friend Mr Maurice Pickles, we have one immaculate PRS ALEX LIFESON SE ANGELUS THINLINE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR with hard case up for raffle! This gorgeous guitar could be yours for only £5 (or equivalent in your currency - plus shipping). FOR MORE DETAILS and to find out how to donate and enter please visit -

RUSHfest Scotland logo.

Welcome to the Home of RUSHfest Scotland

RUSHfest Scotland is an annual one-day fan convention celebrating Canada's finest musical exponents RUSH.

All profits go to charity – the events in 2014 and 2015 raised £10,922.67 for MacMillan Cancer Support and in 2016 and 2017 £17,572.74 was raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. So far that's a grand total of £28,495.41 raised – RUSH FANS RAWK!!!

Rushfest 2017

“THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN RFS 2017 — we raised an incredible £8072.74 for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST. We're taking time out now. Expect RFS 2018 date to be announced near the end of this year. Meanwhile please scroll down for t-shirts and prints. All profits from sales and our 2018 event will be going to St. Colomba’s Hospice in Edinburgh (registered charity SC003634). Our good friend Angie Townsend spent her final days in this wonderful place and it’s in her memory that we will make our donations.”

—RFS founder, Steve Brown.

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

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.

RUSHfest Angie T-shirt

Introducing the RUSHfest Scotland Angie T-Shirt!

We loved the Scottish caricatures created for us by Claire Innes for our official 2015 shirt so much, we couldn't NOT use them again. So, here they are in a generic t-shirt that will be available all year, every year. Thanks once again to the phenomenally talented Paul Tippett at Danforth and Pape for the design.

When Steve Brown started RUSHfest Scotland in late 2013 one of his closest friends, Angie Townsend, was battling cancer. He always asked her to choose the charity for RFS. Tragically, aged only 49, she passed away in January 2016. In her memory, and with her family's permission, this shirt is dedicated to her and RFS will continue to donate to cancer charities. You can find out more about this remarkable woman here.

Shirts are available for order now and will ship in May — £15 each plus shipping — £0 collection, £4 UK, £6 Europe, £8 rest of world. Please get in touch if ordering more than one —

Rushfest Painting

Xanacoo limited edition signed prints — £10 including worldwide postage.

Our very own artist-in-residence Claire Innes painted this wonderful image for the first RUSHfest Scotland and we have a few left. 12" x 12" (LP cover size) on heavyweight paper, includes certificate of authenticity and large poster from the first RFS.

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.

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.


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.

Guitar Guitar Macmillan Cheque RUSHfest 2015 Poster

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