Escapade Music Festival
Escapade Music Festival is the first festival of its kind in the NCR. It is an event dedicated to the development of the electronic music scene and demographic in the NCR. Escapade Music Festival’s goals are to produce a festival during the Canada Day time frame that is unrivalled in the country by combining the most sought after international talent, best and most accomplished local talent, over the top production, along with unparalleled service and ambiance.
Escapade Music Festival made its debut in 2010 with over three thousand (3,000) people attending the inaugural event that featured sound and visual production never experienced with an event of this kind in the NCR. The event was headlined by Canadian born superstar, Grammy-award winning DJ and producer Deadmau5. In 2011, Escapade Music Festival came even stronger with an artist that had never performed in Ottawa and that is known as the biggest DJ in the world. In addition to having the pleasure to be entertained by TIËSTO, patrons had the chance to see two (2) additional international stars in Laidback Luke and Calvin Harris (also his first time in Ottawa) as well as six (6) local and national DJ’s. The event attendance almost doubled in size since its first year inception with a crowd of almost five thousand (5,000) people.
With the increasing demand for this type of music and event in the NCR, DNA Presents moved to the Ottawa Stadium for its 2012 edition. With the likes of Avicii, Afrojack, Eric Prydz and more, 2012 saw the festival grow to 15,000 attendees. With no slowing down in sight, 2013 saw Escapade Music Festival grow to over 20,000 attendees over 2 days at the RA Centre. Our 5th anniversary in 2014 saw us hit a record attendance of 28,000 attendees at our newest home, The Rideau Carleton Raceway. Finally, in 2015, Escapade returned to Rideau Carleton Raceway for two amazing days of music event was headlined by Canadian born superstar, Grammy Award winning DJ and producer Deadmau5.