Tickets now on sale - Tiësto for the First Time Ever in Ottawa, Friday, July 1

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW/ - This year's Canada Day celebration in Ottawa will showcase some of the best talent in electronic music as the biggest DJ in the world takes the stage at the second annual Escapade Music Festival. The follow up to the debut festival which saw Canadian DJ sensation Deadmau5 light up the Nation's Capital, will feature Dutch mega-star Tiësto on the 151 George Street grounds in the ByWard Market on July 1st where he will treat fans to an unforgettable DJ set. Over 3,500 people are expected to attend this year's event which takes place from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. The event will also feature a DJ set by fellow countryman Laidback Luke, another international DJ to be announced in the upcoming weeks, along Ottawa's top DJs. This year's edition will take it a step higher by bringing into play state-of-the-art lighting effects, multiple LED screens, as well as sound that will blow everyone's mind.

The Escapade Music Festival is produced and promoted by Marquis, Projekt Events and A-List Entertainment and presented by the New Hot 89.9.

Ticket Pricing

Tickets to the festival are currently on sale via at a cost of $75 each (taxes included + service charges). The price will immediately climb to $85 (taxes included + service charges) after the first 2,000 are sold. There are already over 1,000 tickets sold to date.

A limited quantity of 300 VIP tickets is also available at a cost of $109 each (taxes included + service charges). The VIP ticket offers several advantages such as priority VIP access to the festival, a VIP section close to the stage, private washrooms reserved for VIPs and a VIP bar.

Tiësto - The World's Biggest DJ

Tiësto is quite simply the most recognized name in electronic music and has been for the past 10 years. He was the first ever DJ to headline a stadium event and sell it out at London's infamous O2 Arena. He has performed during the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and to crowds in excess of 200,000 people. He is one of the first DJs to cross into commercial music with collaborations with performers such as Nelly Furtado, The Killers, Bloc Party, Busta Rhymes, Tegan & Sara, Sarah McLachlan, Three 6 Mafia, Flo Rida and Sean Kingston. He has been ranked consistently with the top 3 DJs in the world for the last ten years with numerous number one rankings by BPM, DJ Mag, and RA Advisor.

SOURCE Escapade Music Festival

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