This summer, Drake will be headlining his famous event, OVO Fest yet again. Drake will be bringing to his hometown a coterie of eminent singers, who will perform before the fans at this two days event, which kick starts on 3rd August. OVO Fest is said to be one of the biggest events at the Caribana weekend, gathering over 40,000 fans every year. This year, Outkast will be co-headlining the event with Drake, and this will be followed by a lineup of one of the most celebrated artists of the music industry. Good news is that OVO Fest Drake tickets are up for a grabs for all those who want to enjoy a music filled weekend.
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Now in its fifth year, OVO Fest is popular for the famous singers that Drake brings to his hometown, Canada every year over the Caribana weekend. Last year, the event was co-headlined by Frank Ocean, who has won two Grammy Awards in 2013 for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.” He was joined by the electro-soul singer, James Blake. Following the headlining acts, The Weeknd took over the stage and rocked it with beats of “Crew Love.” Drake brought to the festival many other guests to perform chart-toppers of their own. Big Sean rapped verses from his hits “Clique” and “Mercy”. This was followed by French Montana’s energetic performance on “Pop That” and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin’.” J.Cole strode onstage after these performances to sing,“Nobody’s Perfect” and “Forbidden Fruit.”
The night went on with big names hitting the stage one after the other. Kanye West also graced the event with his presence. He is among the best-selling and most awarded artist of the day. Three out of six albums by Kanye have been ranked at the Rolling Stone’s 2012 “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Times” list. He has also bagged a total of 21 Grammy Awards. Time has named this celebrated rapper as one of the “100 Most Influential People in World.”
Apart from this renowned artist, the “How to Love” singer Lil Wayne performed before the raving fans as well. Wayne has to his name a total of four Grammy Awards, which includes the 2009 “Best Rap Song” for “Lollipop.” His most recent release has been Dedication 5 that hit the shelves in September, 2013. The album met with mixed reviews from the critics. Diddy, TLC and Ma$e also hit Toronto to be a part of this festival.
This year, get ready for some more star-studded nights, where Big Boi and Three Stacks will be headlining the first night of the event. Together, they both form the duo titled, Outkast. The music style of the group merges genres like funk, jazz, blues, rock and electronic music. They gained popularity with their very first album, whose single “Player’s Ball” was ranked at number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks. In 2004, the group’s album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below bagged a Grammy Award for the “Album of the Year.”
The duo is said to be one of the most celebrated hip-hop groups of all time, with six Grammy Awards to their name. They have garnered critical acclaim with their albums, Stankonia and Aquemini, making it to the Rolling Stone’s list of best albums of the era. Apart from the band, Big Boi has also done some solo work, which includes 2013 release of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. The album features guest appearances by Ludacris, B.o.B, Little Dragon and Phantogram.
After the duo will rock the first night, Drake will headline the second night, and hence the festival will continue to feature one star after another. This list has previously included Nicki Minaj Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross to name a few. This year, get ready for some more energy packed performances and surprises by the artists with your OVO Fest Drake tickets.