We cannot wait to see you in September! After yesterday’s announcement we wanted to give a little more clarity on our Health & Safety Policy for EMF 2021.

Ticket holders who have received 2 doses of the vaccine prior to the festival will be able to enter with no further steps needed. The festival will continue to follow the public health guidelines for the event.

If you are not able to receive a vaccine for medical reasons, you will need to provide a negative Covid test result within 24 hours of the start of the event to enter the 2021 festival. 

If you are unable to attend Escapade 2021, we understand and want to give you the following options: 

  1. You may transfer your tickets over to Escapade 2022
  2. You may request a refund for your entire order 

Details on this process will be provided over the coming days to ticket holders.

For anyone with questions about specific scenarios please email us at info@escapademf.com


Not a day goes by where we don’t think about being reunited again! Over the past several months, we have been working with local and provincial governments to better understand the status of Escapade 2021. While details are still not 100% clear on capacity and exactly how the festival will look, we are EXTREMELY happy to announce that with the recent Step 3 announcements and more to come, we are even more confident that we will be able to produce some form of Escapade on Sept 3-5 weekend in Ottawa! We know the uncertainty has not been easy on anyone but over the next few weeks we will be giving more details on the Lineup, Health & Safety procedures and more; we know it’s coming up fast and we will keep you updated every step of the way! Thank you for being there with us throughout this process!

Our goal with Escapade has always been simple: to create everlasting memories and experiences for our EMF Fam, while providing an environment that promotes safety and comfort. As a festival and one of the leaders in the Canadian Live event industry during an ongoing pandemic, it is our duty to produce the safest possible event for all those in attendance, while also thinking about our surrounding communities. 

On that note, and in keeping with our ongoing transparency with our EMF Fam, we are confirming that there will be vaccination requirements to attend Escapade 2021. We encourage those who have not been vaccinated yet and wish to attend Escapade 2021 to look at doing so as soon as possible; we are counting down the days, and we are only 7 weeks away. We want to look back on Escapade 2021 as the beginning of the end of this pandemic as we work towards a full return to normalcy in 2022. 

We want you all to know that we agree that the decision of getting vaccinated is a personal choice and we fully support anyone’s decision one way or the other, however for our 2021 festival dates we feel this is the only way to make this event as safe as possible.

For those of you who have rolled up your sleeves and been vaccinated already, we can’t wait to see you on the dancefloor this September! For those who have not yet been vaccinated but wish to do so to attend the 2021 festival, we’ve decided to make it as simple as possible! We have collaborated with Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa for the launch of a pop-up vaccination clinic on July 24th at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium (300 Coventry). The clinic will be open to anyone who lives, work or go to school in Ontario.

All you will have to do is show up and let the medical professionals handle the rest. Oh, and don’t worry, we will organize this the only way we know how; Escapade Style 😉. Further information on this event, including how to register for your prioritized appointment and other ways to get vaccinated will be released tomorrow at 10 AM through all our socials but be ready for a vaccination event that will feature DJs, giveaways, prizes and more!

Once again, thank you for being such so amazing throughout this whole process and an integral part of what keeps us going so we can end this pandemic together!

Music has always found a way to bring us together; and we promise this will be no exception!

-The EMF Team