The popular Rush fan convention, ‘RUSHfest Scotland’ is back for its seventh year in Glasgow in June. This time round, the Rush fan convention will host three evenings between 11 and 13 June, including a very special ‘in conversation with’ event.
“We’ve kinda blown it out the park this year by bringing Terry Brown, Hugh Syme and [Rush covers act] Jacob Moon across as our special guests,” event founder Steve Brown told Prog. “Hugh designed the poster for us, using elements from the upcoming Permanent Waves 40th anniversary reissue, with the label’s permission.”
The first night kicks off on 11 June at Astley Hall with a headline set from Jacob Moon who returns for a second performance on 13 June at Drygate Brewery. Fans will also have the opportunity to hear Syme and Brown in conversation on 12 June at Ivory Blacks.
Says Steve Brown, “Our main event on Saturday June 13 will include a set from Jacob plus Moving Pictures and headliners Kepler Ten, as their Rush tribute alter egos R2. But we won’t let them off the stage unless they play some original material too!”
‘RUSHfest Scotland’ was founded in 2014 and has so far raised more than £41k for cancer charities. This year, all profits will go to Cancer Support Scotland. Visit the RUSHfest Scotland website to purchase tickets, including a limited meet-and-greet option.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, a tribute gig in honour of Rush drummer Neil Peart is set to take place in May. Peart, who died on 20 January after succumbing to brain cancer, is the subject of ‘A Night For Neil’, to be held in his hometown of St Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada, on 16 May.
The event, which is being organised in conjunction with Peart’s family, is set to feature an array of performers and speakers to pay tribute to the drummer. Proceeds from ‘A Night For Neil’ will go to the charities Overtime Angels, the St Catherine’s Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre, the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario and The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario.