To say Ottawa will be a little busier this Canada Day weekend would be an understatement. With over a million tourists visiting our nation’s capital year after year to celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of EDM fans from across Canada and across the border will descend upon Ottawa from July 30-July 1, 2012 for the 3rd annual Escapade Music Festival. And for once, Montrealers will be making the 2 hour drive to Ottawa to see some of the hottest DJs in the world instead of the other way around. And rightfully so. This year’s lineup features over 40 international and national artists, including the likes of Avicii, Afrojack, Alesso, Sander Van Doorn, Aly & Fila, Marcus Schossow, Ben Gold, Gareth Emery, Dada Life, Thomas Gold….and a little someone who goes by the name of Eric Prydz.
After a venue change due to security and traffic concerns, Escapade 2012 will take place at Ottawa Stadium from noon to midnight both days. The DJs will be spread out across 3 stages, and it in true Canadian style, one of those stages is proudly named the “Oh! Canada Stage” and will feature only national artists, many of which hail from Montreal. Even Circus Afterhours is showing their support for our neighbors to the west by partnering with the festival which will feature Circus residents Max Graham, Scott James, Franco Fabi, Omar El Gamal and Carl Muren. Other Montreal artists playing at this year’s festival include fan favourites Paris FZ & Simo T, and Royce & Tan.
Tickets for the festival are almost sold out! So if you plan on attending you better act fast. Day passes, 2 day passes and VIP passes are currently on sale via their website, and at outlets in Ottawa, Gatineau, Kingston, Montreal, and Quebec City.
GA day passes: $99
VIP day passes: $139
GA 2-day passes: $159
VIP 2-day passes: $219
DNA Presents 176 Gloucester Street, Suite 205 (613) 482-1140
Norml Clothing 184 Rideau Street (613) 562-2043
Jack & Jones (Bayshore Mall) 100 Bayshore Drive (613) 829-2426
Jack & Jones (St Laurent Mall) 1200 Saint Laurent Blvd. (613) 746-7269
Jack & Jones (Promenades de l’Outaouais) 1100 Maloney Blvd. West (819) 246-2355
American Apparel Kinston 274 Princess Street (613) 547-9461
Off The Hook (1021 Sainte-Catherine Street West (514) 499-1021
Atom Heart (Plateau) 364-B Sherbrooke E. (514) 843-8484
Sub V (Westmount/NDG) 5666 Sherbrooke W. (514) 485-4489
Exo-Shop 260 St-Joseph Est (418) 529-9620
Montreal-Nightclubs.com will be at Escapade 2012 in full force with reviews and pictures coming after the event so check back soon after for all the details! For more information about the festival, please visit the official Escapade Music Festival website at www.escapademusicfestival.com.
Day 1 – June 30th 2012
Sander van Doorn
Aly & Fila
Omar El Gamal
Oh! Canada Stage
Paris & Simo
Day 2 – July 1st 2012
Rebecca & Fiona
Bass Mentality Stage
Kill The Noise
Oh! Canada Stage
Royce & Tan