General Information

What are the 2022 festival dates?

Escapade is now 3 DAYS and will be held on June 24-25-26, 2022.

What are the festival hours?

Friday | 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday | 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Where is the 2022 festival taking place?

Escapade 2022 will make its return to Lansdowne Park in downtown Ottawa.

What are the age restrictions?

Escapade is a 16+ event.

VIP is 19+.

What if it rains?

Escapade is a rain or shine event. We may pause the show due to severe weather conditions and will always keep the EMF Fam updated via social media.

Will there be water stations?

Yes, there will be multiple water stations throughout the festival

How can I get to the festival?
  1. OC Transpo (Bus) – If you have your festival bracelet, you can take the OC Transpo services free of charge to Lansdowne Park / TD Place. Check their website to verify schedules and routes.
  2. Drive – There is no parking on site
  3. RideShare – Rideshare program pickups and drop offs will be limited to designated areas outside of the festival
  4. We will have a Bag Check for $5
Is there a bag check at the festival?

Yes, we will have a Bag Check for $5

What items ARE ALLOWED on site?
  • Single compartment camelbacks (maximum size 70 oz and must be empty upon arrival) fanny packs
  • Small purses and drawstring bags (subject to security search
  • Point and shoot, non-professional cameras
  • Illuminated or glowing jewelry, Kandi masks
  • Inflatables
  • Flags and Banners
  • Prescription medication (you must have the prescription in your name with you)
  • Sunscreen (must be sealed)
  • Water guns (must be empty)
  • Small Towels
  • GoPro (handheld, head and chest mounts permitted)
  • Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physicians prescription and consult with security upon entry)
  • Earplugs
  • Sealed lip balm & gloss
  • Sealed tampons
  • Sealed packs of gum
What items are NOT ALLOWED on site?
  • No illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No outside liquids or food
  • No object that can be used as a projectile
  • No flammable items or liquid including aerosols and fireworks
  • No selfie sticks or camera poles
  • No animals
  • No professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses)
  • No chairs
  • No laser pointers
  • No coolers, thermos, containers or bottles
  • No large backpacks/bags (there will be bag check available for 5$).
  • No air horns
  • No video cameras or audio recorders
  • No musical instruments
  • No umbrellas, chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents
  • No megaphones
  • No beach balls, soccer balls, baseball, etc.
  • No gang colors or gang wear that represent criminal activity
  • No bicycles or skateboards or rollerblades
  • No drones
Are we allowed to bring cannabis at the festival?

Escapade Music Festival is fully supportive of the government’s decision to legalize cannabis for adults. If you choose to attend the festival in possession of cigarettes, cannabis, or vaping products, you will be permitted to bring the products onto the festival site in government sealed packages. However, the city of Ottawa bylaws restrict the use of cigarettes, cannabis or vaping products on their public parks and green spaces. Any use of the products listed above will be enforced under city bylaws. Thank you for understanding.


Are E-Cigarettes and Vapes allowed?

Please review the policy for cannabis as the same rules apply

Are we allowed to go in and out of the festival?
No there are no In / Outs. Once you are at the festival you must remain there until you would like to leave. Once you have exited you cannot come back in.
Is the festival cashless?

Yes, there will be no cash accepted on site

Are Totems allowed in the festival?
Hard poles / Flag Poles are not allowed inside the festival, however, Totems are at the discretion of security upon entry.
Are water bottles allowed in the festival?
Only empty reusable water bottles are allowed in the festival as well as small camelbacks. These must be empty upon entry and can be filled at our free water stations


What is the EMF 2022 Code of Conduct?

Patron 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. 


Festival Programming

What happens if an artist cancels?

All scheduled performances at the festival, including those of headlining artists, are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refunds will be given for such changes or cancellations.

When will the full lineup be released?

The full lineup is already out !


What are the Box Office / Will Call hours?

Friday : 1PM to 9PM
Saturday : 11AM to 9PM
Sunday : 11AM to 8PM

When will I get my bracelet?

Bracelets have begun shipping; you will get a confirmation email when your order ships.

I have a hard / physical ticket from a promoter, how do I get my bracelet?
We will be holding a pre-festival bracelet pickup for you on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 21, Wednesday, June 22, Thursday, June 23
The bracelet pickup will be open from 12:00pm – 7:00pm each day!
Montreal – BEACHCLUB
701 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet, QC J0N 1G2
Ottawa – HORTICULTURE Building @ Lansdowne Park
1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
Please make sure you bring the physical ticket to exchange for a bracelet! This bracelet pickup is ONLY for physical tickets.


Can I replace my wristband?
Yes, you will need to go to the box office (located at Entrance Gate 3) and present your order confirmation, ID and the credit card used to purchase the ticket. The replacement fee is $60.
Is my hard ticket from 2020 valid in 2022?

No, it is not. Hard Tickets from 2020 will not scan in 2022

If I transferred my ticket from 2020/2021, do I have access to all 3 days?


Can I upgrade my GA pass to a VIP pass?

At this time VIP is sold out and there are no upgrades available

How much are 3-day passes?

We are sold out.

What's included in a GA+ Ticket
  • Festival Pass for 3 days valid for June 24-25-26, 2022.
  • Exclusive GA+ Entrance
  • Exclusive access to premium restrooms
  • Exclusive access to GA+ “Chill Zone”
  • Access to GA areas as well
What's included in a VIP Ticket
  • VIP is 19+ only
  • Festival Pass for 3 days valid for June 24-25-26, 2022.
  • Dedicated VIP entrance line
  • Elevated Viewing Platform – Main Stage
  • VIP Restrooms
  • VIP Bar
  • Access to GA areas as well

 Health & Safety

What Health & Safety Measures will be in place at the festival?

Escapade Music Festival will implement all health and safety measures in accordance with provincial regulations at that time.

Will masks be mandatory in the festival?

Masks will not be mandatory, however are still encouraged to help stop potential spread of Covid-19.

Will I need to be fully vaccinated to attend Escapade 2022?

Escapade Music Festival will follow all government regulations and guidelines at the time of the festival