Fans of music festivals have been left disappointed after many of Canada's biggest and busiest summer events have been cancelled. However, if you've got tickets for Ottawa's Escapade Music Festival — you're in luck! Event organizers have announced that the festival will not be cancelled, but postponed until September 2020.
The electronic music event was previously scheduled to take place in June. However, due to recently updated physical distancing laws in Quebec and Ottawa, this is no longer possible.
Instead, electro-fans from Quebec and Ontario will meet in September. According to an update from organizers on April 20, the festival will now take place between September 5 and 6, and there will be some slight changes to programming.
While the event was able to reschedule for the end of summer, there have been some changes to the lineup.
Thankfully, however, organizers confirmed that all four headliners will remain the same.
Perhaps the biggest name in the Escapade headline lineup is Steve Aoki. Other headliners include Kaskade, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers and Illenium.
All of these artists have re-confirmed and will be performing at the festival in September.
While there have been no major changes to the headline acts, some other DJs were removed from the official lineup.
Some of the biggest names that have pulled out of the event include Don Diablo, NGHTMRE, Flux Pavilion and Nicky Romero, to name a few.
These cancellations are due to the festival's schedule change.
All of the tickets for Escapade were sold out pretty soon after the event's lineup was announced.
Those who still want to attend the September festival can still do so, simply by keeping their current pass.
If you still don't have a ticket, there's still hope! For those who don't have one and now want to party, the organization has set up a waiting list online.
Over in Montreal, the ÎLESONIQ festival has also announced that its 2020 August event will not go ahead as planned.
That said, organizers have yet to decide whether they'll go ahead with a complete cancellation or try to postpone.
A similar decision is likely to be made soon by organizers at Ottawa Bluesfest.
If you've been dreaming of a summer full of festivals and music, don't worry. There's still hope for us yet!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Quebec.