Rush 2017


Sat, 14 Oct   |   Gates open 3pm, 4.00pm start

No passouts after 6pm


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
VIP $150+GST (18+ only)

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 Rush 2017 concert.

Jimmy Barnes will be supported by some of Australia’s rock icons including Joe CamilleriThe Black Sorrows, Thirsty Merc and Reece Mastin!

Get set for a celebration of 4 decades of great Aussie music when all-star group The Voices take to the stage. Featuring Reece MastinJason Singh(Taxiride), Katie Underwood(Bardot) & Paul Gray(Wa Wa Nee) backed by Australia’s best musicians, each artist will perform their biggest homegrown hit songs before coming together for a memorable Oz music finale!

Contestant of The Voice Australia 2017 Brooke Schubert and local group TotoSenda will open Rush 2017.

Scared Weird Little Guy John Fleming is coming back to Gympie to emcee Rush 2017 and this time he’s bringing his great mate hilarious Frank Woodley! Come for the music stay for the laughs!


3pm : Gates Open
4pm : TotoSenda
4.40pm Brooke Schubert
5.20pm : The Voices – Jason Singh(Taxiride), Reece Mastin, Katie Underwood(Bardot), Paul Gray(Wa Wa Nee)


Thirsty Merc
The Black Sorrows
Jimmy Barnes

10pm Concert ends

Cost:  As a special G150 gift, General Admission to Rush 2017 is only $10 (booking fees + gst apply) and children 12 & under free.

Rides, food and drinks, and a licensed area will be available.


Bus available from Sandy Creek Road, Gympie North station to Monkland St (Gympie Town Centre). Monkland St (Gympie Town Centre) Bus stop - 700m from Rush 2017 event site

Event Parking

Adrian McClintock Park (Gympie Showgrounds): Exhibition Road, Southside – 1600m from event site - shuttle service

Central Shopping Centre: Corner Bruce Highway and Excelsior Road, Gympie – 600m from event site - walk to event site


FREE Secure parking available at Adrian McClintock Park (Gympie Showgrounds) with bus services to event site (Albert Park) and return.

Fare: $2 p/p each way

Park’n’Ride services are offered from 1.00pm to 11.30pm

Pick-up: Adrian McClintock Park (Gympie Showgrounds) Exhibition Road, Southside

Drop-off: Memorial Pool, River Road, Gympie

Note: Gympie Showgrounds parking closes at 12am


Can I bring picnic rugs &chairs? YES you can bring small foldable chairs

Picnic blankets and small foldable camping chairs may be brought into the festival grounds

Chairs will only be permitted in designated areas.

The area in front of the stage is standing room only (see event site map)


Can I BYO food & drinks? No there are food & drink vendors at the festival

Picnic bags, eskies, drinks and packed or takeaway food cannot be brought into the grounds.

You may bring a sealed water bottle.

A small snack for children or dietary requirements is acceptable.

There is a licensed area within the festival site. Photo ID is required to enter 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.

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?

All attendees must provide a valid Rush 2017 ticket upon entry - this may include either a printed ticket or a digital ticket on your smart phone. 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?


Over The Counter Tickets

Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre

Bruce Highway, Gympie | 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday & 10am - 3pm  Saturday & Sunday

Gympie Regional Council Customer Service Centre

Town Hall, 2 Caledonian Hill, Gympie, open 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon to Fri

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 at Rush 2017. 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 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 of Rush 2017 considers inappropriate or dangerous.



9 inflatables for 7 different amusements

20m long obstacle course - Kid's combo castle (for the little ones) - Dual lane big balls obstacle challenge

Velcro Flywall  - Huge 5 in 1 inflatable sports castle (basketball, soccer, volleyball, handball, twister)

Large Jumping Castle - 12m obstacle course

Pay at event

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Event Site: Albert Park is an open air site.

Access: Access to Rush 2017 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.

ATM: Available onsite





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