FAQ 2023

General information

What are the dates of the 2023 Escapade Music Festival?

Friday June 23rd, Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th 2023.

Is there medical at the event?

There sure is! Health & safety at our event is our number 1 priority. Medical tents and roaming teams are in place, be sure to note these locations upon entry to the event or ask event staff for help, if needed.

Is there festival health at the event?

Festival Health is an overarching term that provides education and resources on attending festivals and concerts safely from sunscreen and water, to safe substance use and alcohol consumption. We have all had a break from large events during the last couple years so if you are feeling uneasy or have any questions about steps you can take for your health and safety at events – check out their tent for more information. They are the ones in the cool purple shirts.

What can I do to protect my health and safety at the event?

If you are reading this FAQ, you’re off to a great start! Be sure to:

Stay hydrated and drink lots of water
Wear sunscreen and dress for the weather
Check your local Public Health website for the latest information about communicable illness (i.e. COVID-19)
Check your local Public Health website on safe substance use and alcohol consumption
Do not bring prohibited items into the event
Follow our Fan Code Of Conduct for your and everyone’s safety
Keep an eye out for your friends
Follow instruction from event staff – they are here to help

Where is the festival located in 2023?
The Escapade Music Festival will be taking place at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.
What is the age requirement to attend the festival?
“The Escapade Music Festival is an event reserved for individuals aged 16 and older ONLY, no exceptions.

Age requirements:
* 16 and over to enter.
* 19+ to consume alcohol, 2 IDs required.
* VIP passes are reserved for persons aged 19 and older.

Each person will be required to show a valid government issued photo ID. Escapade Music Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the required age and/or without a valid form of ID (see question below for forms of ID accepted) without refund.”

What is the age requirement for VIP passes?
VIP passes are reserved for persons aged 19 and older. Each person will be required to show a valid government issued photo ID. Escapade Music Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the required age and/or without a valid form of ID (see question below for forms of ID accepted) without refund.
How will you verify the age of attendees?
Each individual entering the grounds will be required to show a valid government issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Medicare, Passport, Student ID with photo and date of birth.) Photos or photocopies of an ID will not be accepted. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19. If you wish to consume any alcoholic beverages at the event or have a VIP ticket, please have two (2) valid pieces of identification with you.
Will there be security on site?
Yes, there will be security guards on site at all times. You will be able to contact them if there is a problem.
What accessibility features are in place at Escapade?

We strive to design an event that is inclusive to all through the infrastructure, entertainment, communications and other accessibility considerations. If you have any questions on accessibility or require a specific accommodation, please contact us at info@escapademf.com or complete the contact webform here.

What time do the festival doors open and close?
Doors will open when the first artist of the day takes the stage and close 30 minutes before the last artist takes the stage. A detailed set time will be available as the festival approaches.
At what time should we arrive ?

The Escapade Music Festival is not responsible for delays in the Festival entrance lines. We therefore recommend arriving several hours early as a precaution. Be prepared for significant delays if you choose to disregard signage and staff. 

What happens if it rains?
Rain or shine, the show must goes on! We therefore recommend that you monitor the weather forecast and dress accordingly to ensure a fun and enjoyable experience at EMF !
Can I leave the festival grounds and come back?

Once you exit the festival grounds, you will not be allowed to re-enter for the remainder of that day. While you are free to leave the event at any time, please be aware that re-entry will not be permitted on the same day.

Will there be wristbands this year?
Unless specified, wristbands will be mailed in advance and you will use them to enter the festival grounds each day.
Fan Code of Conduct

At Escapade Music Festival, great events are the heart of what we do. An important part of any great event is ensuring a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for our guests, artists and staff to experience.

We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone. We ask that your conduct contribute to everyone’s enjoyment of the event, be legally appropriate, and not be offensive or abusive to others. For your safety and comfort, unacceptable conduct is subject to ejection and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Use of foul, threatening, offensive or abusive language or gestures.

• Discrimination, bullying or hate that harasses, victimizes, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, ability, physical appearance or other.

• Harassment, including unwelcome or hostile behavior, physical contact or sexual attention.

• Fighting or any other type of violence.

• Wearing or using clothing, signs, and banners which are offensive in nature.

• Intoxication or impairment due to alcohol/cannabis or consumption of illegal substances.

• Throwing objects or interfering with the progress of the event.

• Being in possession of alcohol not purchased inside the festival

• Being a minor in possession of alcohol or providing a minor with alcohol.

• Being in possession of weapons, illegal substances or any other prohibited items.

• Smoking (including e-cigarettes, personal vapourizers, and cannabis) inside the venue.

• Unpermitted access and breaching perimeters to the festival VIP areas or other restricted areas.

• Any other conduct that may be deemed by Escapade Music Festival to be inappropriate or which may adversely affect the safety of persons or property, or disruption of the event.

Escapade Music Festival will not tolerate any unsafe, offensive behaviour that violates of Fan Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by this Code may result in ejection, suspension from entering any or all of our festivals.

Each of us has a responsibility to report any act that goes against the values that we stand for. So, if you see something, say something. Report any safety concerns to our management team right away.

Additional general information
“* All sales are final.
* No refunds or exchanges.
* Artists and programming are subject to change without notice.
* Escapade Music Festival is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. It is recommended that you do not bring valuables.
* Schedule is subject to change without notice.”

Passes & line up

What is the lineup?
The lineup is available on our social media and our website.
How do I buy my pass?

Unfortunately, Escapade Music Festival 2023 is sold out at this time. But don’t worry! You can always join our waitlist by clicking here.

What's included in the General Admission pass?

General admission pass gains you access to the festival grounds.

What's included in the VIP pass?

VIP passes give you access to a VIP section, an unobstructed view of the stage, a private bar and VIP restrooms. In addition, with this pass, a dedicated fast lane entry is available.
Alcohol and food are not included.

You must be 19 years of age or older to access the VIP section, no exceptions. 

I have purchased several passes for me and my friends. How can I transfer the passes to other attendees?
The purchaser will receive all the ordered wristbands by mail and can distribute them to their friends once received.
I purchased passes from a reseller, third party, etc. How can I guarantee that they are legitimate and valid ?
Only passes purchased through Front Gate Tickets, the official ticketing vendor for the Escapade Music Festival, are guaranteed to be valid. We strongly discourage you from purchasing passes from a third party or reseller. We cannot provide assistance, authentication or support for passes purchased through unauthorized third parties. The validation of the pass purchased from a third party can only be validated during the daily scan on the site.
I am a local artist and would like to perform at the Escapade Music Festival. How do I go about it?
You can shoot your shot here : info@escapademf.com
What's the refund policy?
Sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges


General inquiries
“For any additional questions:

You can contact us via DM on Instagram here or Facebook Messenger here.

You can also contact us via email at: info@escapademf.com “

Partnership inquiries
You can contact us by email at the following address: info@escapademf.com
Inquiries or help with passes or orders

Any inquiries or support regarding passes and orders must be directed to Front Gate Tickets directly. Here is how to contact them: click here.