As promised by Drake at the Raptors championship parade, OVO Fest 2019 is officially happening this summer. Drake announced the lineup on Instagram early Thursday morning. This year's OVO Fest has been set for Sunday, August 4th and Monday, August 5th, a civic holiday weekend in Ontario.
Among the artist joining him on stage are B2K, Mario, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and Bobby V. The fest will take place at its usual venue, Toronto's Budweiser Stage.
Days before OVO Fest, Drake will host the OVO Summit in partnership with RBC. OVO Summit is a series of workshops designed for young creatives in Canada, which will teach them the tools they need to succeed in their industry.
Also on the card is OVO Bounce, a basketball showcase event put on by OVO Basketball. OVO Bounce "sees all walks of life coming to enjoy a basketball showcase featuring local Toronto legends to NBA All-Stars," according to director LeSean Harris.
Drake's announcement at the championship parade was an unexpected surprise for fans, who have been waiting for OVO Fest's return since 2017. Pointing at the Raptors, Drake said, “I hope all these guys will join me this year ’cause we bringing OVO Fest back so I hope we can go crazy!" We can only hope Lowry, Gasol, Ibaka and the rest of the team will show up to jam with the crowd at this year's festival.
Tickets to OVO Fest 2019 drop this Friday, July 12th, 2019. Get excited!