Escapade Music Festival, Ottawa Stadium June 30th, July 1st 2012

Escapade Music Festival Ottawa 2012

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


 Outlet Locations:

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

Quebec City
Exo-Shop 260 St-Joseph Est (418) 529-9620 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


Escapade Music Festival DJ Lineup Ottawa Stadium 2012


Day 1 – June 30th 2012

Main Stage

Eric Prydz
Sander van Doorn
Nadia Ali
Manufactured Superstars
Mister Parker

Pulse Stage

Aly & Fila
Marcus Schossow
Ben Gold
Max Graham
Omar El Gamal
DJ Emm

Oh! Canada Stage

Project 46
Paris & Simo
Joe Ghost
Ryan Labelle
Scott James
Jon Deck

Day 2 – July 1st 2012

Main Stage

Dada Life
Gareth Emery
Thomas Gold
Tommy Trash
Rebecca & Fiona
Franco Fabi

Bass Mentality Stage

Zeds Dead
Kill The Noise
Dillon Francis
The Killabits
Bold Equation
Bass Machines
JC Boom

Oh! Canada Stage

Conor Cutz
Royce & Tan
Marco G
Kid SL
Carl Muren
DJ T-Dot
Jason Jesse