Drake announced during the Raptors’ NBA Championship parade that OVO Fest would be returning this year, and the 6 God rapper has stuck to his word.
“I hope that all these guys will join me this year because we’re bringing OVO Fest back so I hope we can go crazy,” Drake said on June 17 in Nathan Phillips Square.
“I go by the name of Drake. I love each and every one of y’all. I hope you enjoy this moment.”
The 32-year-old Toronto rapper made the promise to an estimated crowd of two million or more fans, and now, he has shared the festival’s lineup with his 58.7 million followers on Instagram.
He revealed the artists performing on Toronto’s Budweiser Amphitheatre stage for the Sunday, Aug. 4 show will be B2K, Chingy, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Mario, Pretty Ricky and Bobby V — all of whom toured together earlier this year for the Millennium Tour.
Drake will be performing on Monday, Aug. 5 and will be joined by special guests during his set.
The OVO Summit is scheduled to take place on Aug. 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and the OVO Bounce is scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 2 at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre.
Many excited fans took to Twitter after Drake unveiled the lineup.
— Adé Akins (@ImAdeAkins) July 11, 2019
— Çĥåň±ë£ (@Chant3l) July 11, 2019
— ??? (@jiaxo) July 11, 2019
— arrrge (@arrrge) July 11, 2019
: #OVOFest this year ??
— Matt R. Edwards (@mattredwards) July 11, 2019
— sd. (@09sshags) July 11, 2019
Lineup for #ovofest looking like my 2000’s rnb playlist
— Judah Jamison (@JudahOshea) July 11, 2019
So #OVOFest looking like an early 2000’s Jam. I ain’t mad
— PDJ (@PatrickDennisJr) July 11, 2019
Some fans, however, were not too impressed with the artists scheduled for Aug. 4, with some wondering why Drake was using the Millennium Tour lineup.
— Juicy B. Jones (@BRE_Myselfand_I) July 11, 2019
— . (@AsToldByMeeee) July 11, 2019
I’m joked by this #OVOFest lineup! I thought this was fake. He shoulda just kept that. Clearly The Millennial Tour just added another date. Nobody is traveling to Canada for them plus Drake… https://t.co/KrO9TAL7cI
— cams (@cams_miles) July 11, 2019
— Jardi B (@princericosuave) July 11, 2019
why is this #OVOFest lineup the weakest thing I’ve ever seen
— kg❥ (@kaaaayg) July 11, 2019
— Spooky Black (@Alyssaaa_Bee) July 11, 2019