Are you looking forward to the Escapade Music Festival? Are you still waiting to be fully vaccinated? The Escapade Music Festival is holding a pop-up vaccine clinic this weekend. The clinic is in partnership with Ottawa Public Health. This comes days after the festival announced that ticket holders would need to be fully vaccinated in order to attend the festival in September.
Mayor Jim Watson announced the partnership Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. The festival is seeking to make the clinic as pleasant an experience as possible. According to festival director Ali Shafee, Escapade is “trying to make it more Escapade style… We’ll have some music for people when they’re there. We’ll be giving away some prizes.” For more information from Shafee, click here.
In the week before the event, ticket holders will be required to show proof of vaccination (via a paper or digital copy from the Ministry of Health) in order to collect their festival wristband.
While the clinic is intended for people attending the festival, it is open to anyone eligible for a vaccine. Online registration is open now, and the festival has stated that a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted if stock allows for it.
The Escapade Music Festival was rescheduled several times throughout 2020 due to the ongoing global pandemic. It’s finally set to run from September 3rd to 5th. The pop-up clinic will be running on Saturday, July 25th at RCGT Park (300 Coventry Road) from 10am to 8pm.