2021 has been marred by a revolving door of gloomy virus-related headlines, but the organizers of Escapade Music Festival have just slammed it shut. 

According to the Ottawa Citizen, who reported that organizers claimed zero documented COVID-19 cases arose from this year's festival, Escapade 2021 attracted approximately 10,000 people on each of September 4th and 5th at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park. In a move many had deemed controversial, attendees were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

It's a milestone worth celebrating. It was a turbulent road to the rapturous 2021 edition of Escapade, which featured headlining performances by The Chainsmokers and ILLENIUM, among other dance music superstars. Organizers were forced to postpone the event back in April, citing the "unrealistic" possibility of producing a festival in June amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Escapade's organizers took to Facebook to exult at the success of their 2021 edition.

Recommended Articles

edc las vegas

EDC Las Vegas 2021: Set Times, COVID-19 Guidelines, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Keep a pulse on EDC Las Vegas 2021, the 25th anniversary of the iconic music festival.

spotify

Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? How Spotify's Discovery Mode May Harm Artists and Listeners

The Discovery Mode feature feeds audiences the music that saves Spotify the most money, contradicting its original value proposition.

Lane 8

Lane 8 Announces Release Date of Fourth Album, "Reviver"

The deep house virtuoso said his upcoming record is his "most dancefloor focused album yet."

"Together, we were able to demonstrate that through enhanced safety measures, a safe festival can be had and there is a clear path to bringing live events back to each and every one of you as quickly as possible," the post reads.

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

Escapade's triumph is a testament to its staff and infrastructure. Despite a similar turnout, a Dutch electronic music festival called Verknipt was blasted by health officials earlier this summer after they linked the event to over 1,000 infections.

FOLLOW ESCAPADE MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Facebook: facebook.com/escapademusicfestival
Twitter: twitter.com/EscapadeMF
Instagram: instagram.com/escapademf

Related

escapade-2

Ottawa's Escapade Music Festival Postponed to Fall 2021

Organizers said that producing a festival in June 2021 is "still unrealistic."

Pagoda - Shambhala MF

Shambhala Music Festival Postponed to 2022 Due to Uncertainty of COVID-19

A statement shared by organizers cited "too many unknowns right now."

ever-after-2018

Ever After Music Festival Officially Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Ontario fest was scheduled to take place this weekend.

escapade-2

Illenium, Martin Garrix, More to Headline Escapade Music Festival 2021

Despite its delay into 2021, Escapade aims to return better than ever.

ade

ADE Festival 2021 Moving Forward Despite New COVID-19 Regulations

This year's Amsterdam Dance Event, on the other hand, has sadly been abandoned.

213143938_2316109821853788_9174027148269002035_n

Dutch Electronic Music Festival Leads to Over 1,000 COVID-19 Infections

Dutch officials were "shocked" to discover the number of new cases despite the festival's COVID-19 guidelines.

burning man

Burning Man Organizers Backpedal After Criticism for Mandatory Vaccination Comments

CEO Marian Goodell shared a statement noting that mandatory vaccination "challenges the concepts of radical inclusion."

3c9084d20bc92dea78533df9b1848fba

SnowGlobe Music Festival Postponed Due to Impact of COVID-19

The South Lake Tahoe event will now take place over New Year's Eve weekend 2021.