One month after Escapade music festival, organizers celebrate zero cases of COVID-19 –

2021 has been marred by a revolving door of dark virus-related titles, but the organizers of the Escapade music festival have just shut it down.

According to Citizen of Ottawa, who reported that organizers claimed that no documented cases of COVID-19 had arisen from this year’s festival, Escapade 2021 drew around 10,000 people on September 4 and 5 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park. In a move that many had deemed controversial, participants were to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is an important milestone that deserves to be celebrated. It was an eventful road to the exciting 2021 edition of Escapade, which featured headlining performances from The Chainsmokers and ILLENIUM, among other dance music superstars. Organizers were forced to postpone the event to April, citing the “unrealistic” possibility of producing a festival in June amid an increase in COVID-19 cases.

The organizers of Escapade took to Facebook to celebrate the success of their 2021 edition.

“Together, we were able to demonstrate that with enhanced security measures a safe festival can be held and that there is a clear path to bring the live events back to each of you as quickly as possible,” reads. we in the message.

“We are delighted to be able to help pave the way for the industry and show that live events can return safely,” festival director Ali Shafaee added in a statement.

Escapade’s triumph is a testament to its staff and infrastructure. Despite similar attendance, a Dutch electronic music festival called Verknipt was slammed by health officials earlier this summer after linking the event to more than 1,000 infections.



Gerald R. Schneider

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