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. The latest 2018 event raised £6,500 for St. Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh. So far that's a grand total of £34,995.41 raised — RUSH FANS RAWK!!!
RFS organisers Steve Brown, Catherine and Shaun O'Brien (with their charity headshaves!) with nurses from St. Columba’s Hospice.
“THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN RFS 2018 — we raised an incredible £6500 for ST. COLUMBA’S HOSPICE. We're taking time out now. Expect RFS 2019 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 2019 event will once again be going to St. Columba’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.
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.
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.
OUT OF STOCK — please come back in Spring 2019 when we'll have more in time for the next RUSHfest Scotland.
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.
Steve Brown and Paul Beaulieu with the signed baseball at RFS 2017.
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.
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 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.
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