Welcome to the Home of RUSHfest Scotland

Founded by Steve Brown in late 2013, RUSHfest Scotland is an annual one-day fan convention celebrating Canada's finest musical exponents RUSH. All profits go to charity and we have raised £10,922.67 for MacMillan Cancer Support from our events in 2014 and 2015.

Our next event will take place at the Dreadnought Rock Club in Bathgate, central Scotland on Saturday 23rd April 2016. See poster and further information below. Steve welcomes new co-organisers George Summers and Jackie Flynn and wishes all the best to Gordon Smith and Mike Sword for co-organising the first two events.

Confirmed Guest Speaker for 2016 — Terry Brown!

Legendary producer “Broon” will be joining us in person at The Dreadnought for a live interview with Canadian Music Scene's Paul Beaulieu, followed by a Q&A.

All profits from RUSHfest Scotland 2016 will go to Teenage Cancer Trust. Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland).

RUSHfest 2016 Poster

RUSHfest Scotland 2016 will take place at The Dreadnought Rock Club in Bathgate on Saturday 23rd April. Headlining the event, all the way from Italy — La Villa Strangiato!!! These guys are quite possibly the best tribute band in Europe. We'll also have a set from Scotland's very own Moving Picture earlier in the day.

Confirmed Guest Speaker for 2016 — Terry Brown!

Legendary producer “Broon” will be joining us in person at The Dreadnought for a live interview with Canadian Music Scene's Paul Beaulieu, followed by a Q&A.

Doors open 1pm. Events include “Anatomy of a Drum Solo” — drum clinic by Mark Bray from Moving Pictures, acoustic singalong session, quiz, raffle, auction, guest speaker(s), whisky tasting, “meet, greet 'n' play” some signature guitars and basses, a brand new game and more to be announced. Thanks once again to the incredibly talented Paul Tippett for this amazing poster artwork. T-shirts and jewellery!

2016 Event Now Sold Out

This is a ticketless event — Your name plus number of guests will be on the ‘Guestlist’ on the day. Feel free to bring along a printout of your PayPal receipt as proof of purchase.

RUSHfest 2016 T-shirt

T-Shirts — £15 each plus postage £4 UK, £6 Europe, £8 Rest Of World.

Thanks to Paul Tippett of Danforth & Pape for this wonderful design.

RUSHfest All Year T-shirt

Introducing the New RUSHfest Scotland All Year - Every Year T-Shirt!

We loved the Scottish caricatures created for us by Claire Innes 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 I (Steve Brown) started RUSHfest Scotland in 2014, one of my very dear and closest friends was battling cancer. I always asked Angie Townsend to choose our charity and in her memory, and with her family's permission, this shirt is dedicated to her and we shall continue to donate to cancer charities. These will be going into production very soon. Please email me with sizes and quantities — £15 each plus shipping — £4 UK, £6 Europe, £8 rest of world. Get in touch if ordering more than one. PayPal and contact email is steve@wonderlanduk.coma.

Signed Cymbal

Online prize draw to win a Sabian cymbal signed personally to you by Neil Peart with certificate of authenticity from Sabian. For every £5 donated (which goes directly to Teenage Cancer Trust) you will be allocated a number. The draw will be made by Terry Brown at this year's RUSHfest Scotland on 23rd April. Available to all Rush fans worldwide in all currencies. Full details here — www.justgiving.com/rushfestscotland

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.

Have Dinner with Terry Brown!

Showing what an incredibly nice guy he is, we are delighted to announce that Broon himself is allowing us to run a silent auction where the winner plus a friend can join him and the RUSHfest Scotland organisers for dinner in Edinburgh on Fri 22nd April 2016 — the night before this year's event. Every penny of the winning bid will go directly to Teenage Cancer Trust. The winner and their guest must pay for their own food and drink on the night.

This is a silent auction so please email your best bid to steve@wonderlanduk.com no later than noon on Thursday 14th April 2016. The winner will be notified that day and can remain anonymous. Full details of the location and time of the meal will be given to the winner on the 15th and this must not be passed on to any other party.

Just to be completely clear — all unsuccessful bidders will not be asked for any money. The winner must pay their winning bid via PayPal no later than noon on 15/04/16. On behalf of RUSHfest Scotland and Teenage Cancer Trust we cannot thank Terry Brown enough for this incredible offer. Happy bidding!

NB a full refund will be offered if for any reason Terry is unable to attend the meal. No refund will be offered if for any reason the winner cannot attend the meal.

Our good friend and massive Rush fan from Northern Ireland, Trevor Moody, is running the London Marathon this year and is donating all of his sponsorship money to our chosen charity — Teenage Cancer Trust. Please sponsor him at Virgin Money Giving — UK residents can add 20% Gift Aid.

Direct Distribution

Sincere thanks to Angus and the team at Direct Distribution for donating their services free-of-charge once again.

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.

Cheque

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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