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  • When is EMF 2024?
    The festival will be taking place over the weekend of Friday June 21st, Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, 2024.
  • Where is the festival taking place?
    The Escapade Music Festival will be taking place at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.
  • What is the age requirement to attend the festival?
    Access to the festival is exclusively granted to individuals who are 16 years of age or older. The age requirements for the different types of tickets are as follows: General Admission Tickets: Available to individuals aged 16 and over. VIP and Booth Tickets: Restricted to individuals who are 19 years of age or older.
  • How do you plan to verify the ages of those attending the festival?
    Every attendee of the festival is required to present two official forms of photo ID, each displaying their date of birth (such as a driver's license, health insurance card, passport, or a student ID with photo and date of birth), issued by a governmental authority. Please be aware that access will be denied to anyone who cannot be properly identified or whose age cannot be verified with a valid and accepted form of identification. Photographs or photocopies of identification documents will not be accepted.
  • Am I able to exit and re-enter the festival grounds at any time?
    No, once you exit the festival grounds, you cannot be re-admitted. This means you have the option to leave the festival at any time; however, it's important to note that re-admittance is not permitted once you leave that same day.
  • Will there be security at the festival?
    Yes, security personnel will be stationed across the festival grounds and will be readily available to assist at any time, should the need arise.
  • Will I be able to buy food on site?
    Yes, you will be able to purchase food on site, as we will have a variety of food vendors available to cater to different dietary preferences and needs.
  • What happens if it rains?
    Rain 🌧 or shine ☀️ , the show must go on! We recommend keeping an eye on the forecast and dressing accordingly to make the most of your EMF experience!
  • Will a medical team be available on-site during the event?
    Absolutely, the health and safety of our attendees is our priority. Medical tents and roving medical teams, will be on-site. We advise attendees to familiarize themselves with the locations of these facilities upon arrival. Additionally, our event staff will be available to assist you should you require any help.
  • What's the EMF 2024 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.
  • Additional general information
    All ticket sales are final (non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.) The event's schedule and performances are subject to change without prior notice. The Escapade Music Festival will not be responsible for any personal items that are lost, stolen, or damaged. It's best to avoid bringing valuables to the festival.
  • What items am I allowed to bring?
    The following items are allowed: 'Camelbak'-type hydration packs with a maximum empty size of 70 oz. Small bags (wallet, fanny pack, small handbag or shoulder bag) measuring up to 7.5 x 5 inches, with or without a handle/strap. Subject to security inspection and discretion. Clear backpacks or handbags (made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC). Subject to security check and approval. Empty reusable plastic water bottles/flasks. New and sealed disposable e-cigarettes or vape pens in their original packaging. New and sealed e-cigarette liquids and cartridges. New and sealed packs of cigarettes. Non-professional cameras and GoPros. Jewelry, masks, and 'Kandi'-style light-up accessories. Non-expired prescription medications (You must have the prescription in your name and consult with on-site security personnel at the gate). Earplugs. Small towels. New and sealed sunscreen, lip balm/gloss, tampons. Powder or solid makeup (face powder, blush, palettes, eye shadows, and pencils). New and sealed packets of gum. Please note that this list is subject to change and items may undergo security inspection at the entrance.
  • What items are prohibited?
    The following items are prohibited: Firearms, knives, or any other potentially dangerous objects. Illegal substances, drugs, and prohibited products. Coolers. Reusable water bottles made of glass, metal, or any material other than plastic. Food or beverages from outside the venue. Fireworks, firecrackers, or explosives. Glass items such as bottles, glasses, or glass containers. Camping equipment, including tents and inflatable mattresses, blankets/sleeping bags. Folding chairs or any other portable seating. Large flags, banners, or signs. Professional photography or video equipment. Pets, except for duly authorized service animals. Any item deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the event by the security team. Laser pointers. Water toys. Coolers, thermoses, containers, or bottles. Non-transparent bags exceeding 7.5 x 5 inches. Large backpacks/bags. Umbrellas. Megaphones. Recorders. Beach balls, soccer balls, baseballs, etc. Musical instruments. Air horns. Large backpacks/bags. Gang-affiliated clothing representing criminal activity. Bicycles, skateboards, or rollerblades. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security team. Any of the above items will be confiscated and not returned.
  • What is the bag policy?
    Here are the types of bags that are allowed inside the festival grounds: Empty 'camelback'-type hydration packs with a maximum capacity of 70 oz. Small to medium-sized clear bags. Bags smaller than 7.5 inches x 5 inches, with or without a handle and/or strap, such as fanny packs, small handbags, wallets, etc. Please note that all other types of bags, including large bags (sports bags, travel luggage, etc.), are not permitted. Be aware that all bags will be subject to a security check at the festival entrance. The security team reserves the right to refuse entry to any type of bag that does not meet the above criteria and/or for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring a reusable water bottle?
    Yes, you are allowed to bring empty plastic reusable water bottles, with a maximum size of 32 ounces. Please note that any other types of reusable bottles, such as those made of metal or glass, will be confiscated and will not be returned.
  • Can I bring food and/or beverages?
    No, bringing any outside food or beverages onto the festival grounds is strictly prohibited.
  • I have medication prescribed by a doctor. What is the procedure for bringing it into the festival?
    To be admitted, all prescription medication must be in their original containers with appropriate labels matching the ID of the person carrying them. Bringing a doctor's note can also help facilitate and expedite the security screening process.
  • What's the cannabis policy?
    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. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
  • Are E-cigs/Vaping devices allowed?
    Please review the policy for cannabis as the same rules apply.
  • What's included in the VIP ticket?
    - Dedicated VIP entrance to the festival - Access to all GA areas - Access to the VIP area featuring an elevated viewing platform, exclusive VIP bar and restrooms (located at the main stage) Please note that VIP tickets are reserved for individuals aged 19+ only.
  • What's the age requirement?
    The age requirements for the different types of tickets are as follows: General Admission Tickets: Available to individuals aged 16 and over. VIP and Booth Tickets: Restricted to individuals who are 19 years of age or older.
  • What is the refund policy?
    All sales are final. Refunds and/or exchanges are NOT available.
  • 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.
  • I need assistance with my Front Gate ticket order. Who can I contact for help?
    For any assistance or information regarding your order or ticket, please contact Front Gate's fan support team, here.
  • I have a question that hasn't been answered here. How can I get in touch with you?
    You can contact us through our social media accounts (Instagram or Facebook) for a quick response, or you can email us at (please allow up to 72 business hours for a reply by email).
  • How can I apply to volunteer at the festival?
    First off, thanks for your interest! You can apply by filling out the application form here.
  • How can I apply for a media pass?
    Thanks for your interest in covering our event! Media accreditations are intended for journalists, bloggers, and other people working in the media industry who wish to cover the 2024 Escapade Music Festival. To apply, please fill out the application form.
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