RUSHfest Scotland confirmed for 2020

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RUSHfest Scotland is back for its seventh year in Glasgow in June. This time round, the Rush fan convention will host three evenings between June 11 and June 13, 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 tells 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 June 11 at Astley Hall with a headline set from Jacob Moon who returns for a second performance on June 13 at Drygate Brewery. Fans will also have the opportunity to hear Syme and Brown in conversation on June 12 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.

To purchase tickets, including a limited meet-and-greet option, visit the RUSHfest Scotland website. 

Rushfest 2020 artwork

(Image credit: RushFest Scotland 2020/Hugh Syme)
Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.