Rush 2017


Sat, 14 Oct   |   Gates open 3pm, 4.30pm start


Albert Park, Gympie, Queensland



General admission for ages 13+ $10 +BF +GST
Free general admission for ages 12 & under. Children must hold a valid ticket upon entry and be accompanied by an adult at all times


Jimmy BarnesThe Black Sorrows

The Voices – Jason Singh, Reece Mastin, Katie Underwood, Paul Gray

Brooke Schubert, TotoSenda

Presented by

Gympie Regional Council

Phone: 1300 307 800




Rush Festival returns in 2017 with an awesome rock line-up. In celebration of Gympie’s 150th birthday (G150), Aussie Rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline this year’s concert.

Jimmy Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock ‘n roll. His nickname “Barnesy” conjures up images of rock music at an ear-splitting volume – both as a solo artist and the lead singer of Cold Chisel – as well as soul standards given a unique reading. Over his 40+ year career, Jimmy has been through it all, and lived to tell the tale which he did in his bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy, and is about to do it again with a second volume, Working Class Man, due for release later this year. Along the way, Jimmy has sold more records in Australia than any other domestic rock ‘n’ roll artist and his live shows are legendary for their intensity.
Jimmy will be supported by some of Australia’s rock icons including The Black Sorrows, The Voices (Jason Singh, Reece Mastin, Katie Underwood, and Paul Gray), and local artists Brooke Schubert and TotoSenda.

As a special G150 gift, General Admission is only $10 and children 12 & under free. Gates open at 3pm, for a 4.30pm start. Rides, food and drinks, and a licensed area will be available.


Event Site: Albert Park is an open air site.

Access: Access to the venue is at Gate 1(Bruce Highway entry) and Gate 2 (via River Road).

Parking: There are free parking options in nearby car parks, Central Shopping Centre with street parking available in surrounding streets. Park and ride option is also available.

Disability Access: Accessible parking is available near Gate 1. You will be directed to the accessible parking spaces by our Marshals. Accessible toilets are located inside the venue.

Seating: LImited grandstand seating and also on the grass.

Food & Beverage: Food and beverages will be on sale from Food Vendors in the park. A licensed area will be available.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Whilst there are no minimum age requirements we do not recommend bringing babies or young children to the concert due to the noise levels and the number of patrons attending.

A valid motor vehicle license or 18+ card is required to enter the licensed area. No exceptions

Can I smoke at the venue?

Yes, but only in the designated smoking areas.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, all attendees must provide a valid ticket upon entry. This includes the FREE tickets for children (12 & under) as the event is capped to a limited amount.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?


Do you have ATMs on site?

Yes, ATMs will be available onsite. Whilst we do have these facilities it is advised that for convenience you plan ahead and bring the amount of money you think you may spend on the day to avoid lining up.

Can I bring drinks?

No, there is a licenced area and there is a strict no BYO of beverages policy. We do allow you to bring a bottle of water however it must be sealed. It is a condition of entry that a search of person or possession may take place with prohibited items confiscated by the Promoter.

There is a licensed bar located on the grounds selling beer, wine, spirits, soft drink & bottled water. Vendors will also be selling soft drink & bottled water in the food court area

In accordance with our alcohol management plan, no alcoholic beverages can be removed from the licensed area.

What happens if it rains?

If it rains you may get a little damp because the concert will proceed rain or shine. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge the venue is an open air space and no refunds or exchange will be given in the event of bad weather. If it looks overcast we recommend bringing a rain poncho and gumboots as umbrellas are not allowed inside the venue. No refunds will be given to those who decide not to attend the concert due to weather conditions.

What can’t I bring?
  • Professional Cameras, audio or video recording devices
  • Large bags or back packs
  • Umbrellas, tents & sunshades
  • Glass, aluminium & metal containers
  • Drinks or drink bottles of any kind (except sealed bottles of water)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Musical instruments or air horns
  • Poles, sticks, banners or oversized flags
  • Confetti or shredded paper
  • Fireworks, flares or explosives
  • Animals (except for authorized assistance dogs)
  • Balls, sporting equipment, bicycles, skateboards, skates or scooters
  • Any other object which may be used as a missile or weapon
  • Any other object that the promoter considers inappropriate or dangerous.
Terms & Conditions – Rush 2017 Concert
  1. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge that you enter the Venue and Event at your own risk.
  2. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge that the venue is an open air space and no refunds or exchange will be given in the event of inclement weather. It is an all-weather venue, no refunds will be given if you choose not to attend due to weather conditions.
  3. At Managements discretion, they have the right to refuse entry or to eject a ticket holder for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury and nuisance or for failure to comply with reasonable requests. Those evicted from the Venue will not be re-admitted to the Event and tickets will not be refunded. Intoxication, aggressive or anti-social behaviour is not acceptable and will result in discharge from the Venue.
  1. By entering an event you agree to being filmed and photographed during the event. Footage or images may be reproduced, published and exploited by the Promoter without limit including but not restricted to marketing and promotional use and in all media.
  2. During an event, patrons must follow official directions by Venue staff and security and remain on designated pathways.
  3. All patrons must adhere to licensing laws. Any patrons who are intoxicated or disorderly will be evicted from the venue. Management reserve the right to refuse entry.
  4. Trespassers and anyone helping or supporting trespassers will be ejected from the Venue.
  5. No Passouts will be permitted.
  6. If the event organiser permits, persons under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all time and must also have a valid ticket. If the event is 18+ then underage attendee’s will not be permitted.
  7. At the time of booking your tickets, you agree to these Conditions of Entry AND the Ticketing Company’s terms and conditions of purchase.
  8. Defaced tickets will not be accepted and you may be refused entry if your ticket was purchased from an unofficial ticket seller or ticket scalper. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced or reissued, even if you have proof of purchase. Your ticket is your responsibility.
  9. At the time of entry to the Venue, it is a condition of entry that a search of person or possessions may take place. Prohibited items will be confiscated by the Promoter. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for confiscated items.
  10. Out of consideration for the people around you, no tables, tents or sun shelters. Umbrellas are also not permitted. If it is raining please bring good quality raincoats and gumboots instead.
  11. BYO alcohol is not permitted. Alcohol is available for purchase at the Event. Patrons found to have brought alcohol into the Venue will be ejected from the Venue. Patrons who wish to consume alcohol must have photo ID. Due to liquor licencing laws, it is an offence to supply minors with alcohol and anyone found doing so will be evicted from the Venue.
  12. No BYO soft drinks or any other non-alcoholic beverages. Drinks required for dietary or health purposes are allowed in sealed containers with written consent from a health professional. Bottled water is permitted, however it must be sealed.
  13. No BYO glass of any kind-this includes wine glasses, jars, or any other containers or items made of glass.
  14. No metal cutlery or knives are permitted into the Venue.
  15. No animals (except guide dogs) are permitted in the Venue.
  16. Smoking is ONLY permitted in marked designated smoking areas.
  17. Please note, what you bring is with you for the day as there are no passouts issued and there is no locker or bag holding facilities.
  18. Professional-standard cameras and video cameras are not permitted, however point and shoot cameras are permitted. Discretion as to whether your camera is deemed as a ‘professional-standard camera’ rests with the Promoter’s security staff and debate will not be entered into. Unauthorized photography may result in images being deleted by security staff.
  19. Any items or objects considered by the Promoter and the Venue to be dangerous or capable of causing public nuisance and that could be used to distract, obstruct or interfere with any performer are prohibited. Example of some prohibited items are open fires, naked flames, laser pointers, fireworks, flares, flags or banners, whistles, horns, musical instruments and loud hailers.
  20. Space is limited on the grass so please be considerate. You will be directed by security and Event staff to condense your setup if it is deemed excessive.
  21. The decision to cancel an Event will be made on the date of the Event. The Event will only be abandoned if the Promoter deems the conditions dangerous. Refunds (whole or in part) will only be available at the point of purchase, if an Event is abandoned or cancelled.
  22. The Promoter has the right to re-schedule or cancel the Event. If they do so, the Promoter will use best endeavours to inform ticket holders via their website. If the Event is re-scheduled, ticket holders unable to attend the re-scheduled Event must apply for a refund within five working days of the new date. Free or complimentary ticket holders will not be entitled to a refund for a cancelled or re-scheduled Event.
  23. In the event of a change of the support act line-up change, refunds will not be available as the Promoter reserves the right to change the support act line-up without prior notification.
  24. Warning: Exposure to loud music may cause damage or loss to your hearing. If you are planning on attending an Event we suggest wearing earplugs if long term hearing damage or loss is of concern to you.
  25. Warning: The Venue is an outdoor venue and although the up most care has been taken to make the Venue safe it may contain dangerous and uneven surfaces. Patrons should stick to designated paths where possible and exercise care and caution when entering or on the Venue premises.
  26. In emergency situation or evacuation, you must follow all official directions by Venue staff & security.
  27. To the maximum extent permitted by law, no responsibility for loss, injury or damages will be accepted by the Promoter and the Venue that was caused by the patron attending the Event or by entering or being on the Venue premise whether caused by the negligence of the Promoter or Venue or otherwise.


Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock & roll. After 40 years on stages of all kinds, Jimmy is an icon – his nickname “Barnesy” conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume, and of soul standards given a unique reading. His live shows are legendary for their intensity.

The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring bands with sales of over two million records worldwide. With ARIA Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Camilleri at the helm, the band delivers a dynamic live act, mixing blues, soul, old school R&B and gospel, with flashes of jazz, country and Brill Building pop.

Reece Mastin

Reece Mastin is the sound of now. With swagger and charisma, Reece Mastin is a magnetic performer and poignant songwriter, who was, without doubt, born to rock! Since winning The X-Factor in 2011, Reece has had 2 x Platinum #1 albums, 3 consecutive Aria chart-topping, radio-blasting singles.

Katie Underwood

Katie Underwood first become known during her time with the all-girl TV ‘Popstars’ band Bardot in 2000 and achieved multi-platinum awards both in Australia and overseas. Katie’s solo career includes vocal appearances on Disco Montego’s Top 10 hit ‘Beautiful’, and the dance hit ‘Be Together’.

Jason Singh

Jason Singh has toured throughout Australia and the world as a member of TAXIRIDE, playing to fans of their critically acclaimed Number 1, multi-platinum debut album ‘Imaginate’. In 2013 Jason released his critically acclaimed debut album Humannequin and delivered the Jason Singh Project in 2016.

Paul Gray

Australian songwriter, pianist, singer and record producer Paul Gray met with early success as the lead vocalist for the 1980s funk/pop band Wa Wa Nee. The group achieved considerable success in Australasia, Europe, Asia and the U.S. with hits including ‘ Stimulation’ and ‘Sugarfree’ (Top 30 in the U.S).

Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert was welcomed to join Keith Urban on Australian Tour, she has written and recorded in Nashville, released 3 EP’s and has kicked 2017 off by performing on National TV to over 4 million people. The exposure has allowed Brooke to show her powerhouse country vocal.


Dynamic alternative rock duo Totosenda is bringing a new sound to the Australian music scene. With roots in hard rock and grunge the bands distinctive sound comes from the combination of sharp drum beats an unconventional use of the bass guitar.





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