Ten days, 130+ artists, and 50+ events: this year’s Rush Festival is set to ignite the Gympie region with two jam-packed weeks of creativity and family fun!
Gympie Regional Council cater for every age, interest and taste October 11-21 across 20 venues in the Gympie Town Centre.
On October 13, the exciting new Rush Carnivale is spread across 9-acres of the Gympie Town Centre with five indoor and outdoor stages, over 60 acts, as well as the historic Gold Rush Parade, Nashy’s 500 Billy Cart Challenge, Billy Cart Drive-In, street performances, acrobatics, children’s workshops and licensed 18+ bar areas.
Internationally-renowned physical comedy duo Ruby Rubberlegs and Daniel Oldaker aka ‘Dandyman’ will bring their inimitable circus bonanza at the Comedy Gold festival alongside DC Callan (Adelaide Fringe Festival) and world-improv Queen Rebecca De Unamuno (Hamish & Andy, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Kath & Kim).
Urban folk superstar Darren Hanlon gives an exclusive performance and workshop at the Heritage Theatre plus Gympie Civic Centre’s Prospector’s Hall will be transformed into a never seen before immersive experience.
Try the first ever Pale Ale Rail ride where Rattler passengers will be treated to tastes of bespoke craft beers while listening to live music performances on a return trip to quaint cottage town Amamoor.
Rush Festival 2018 will kick off from 6pm Thursday October 11 at the Gympie Regional Gallery with the official presentation of the 2018 Rush Art Awards, as well as outdoor artisan markets, food trucks, live acoustic music from Dan Duggan, the Dennis Sisters, and aerobatic performances.
Rush Festival is presented by Gympie Regional Council with funding support from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.