Throughout his performance, Drake teased the crowd with hints of an “OVO in New York,” referencing his annual festival, which traditionally brings out a slew of special guests. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen, save for one hint of a further collaboration with The Weeknd. “We might have some new shit coming,” said Drake during “Crew Love.”
It’s that time of year again, my friends! The third annual OVO Festival is coming back to Toronto on August 5. Special guests include Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and more surprises than you could possibly prepare for.
Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 AM EDT and on sale to the general public this Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 AM EDT. All transactions will be going through Live Nation, so be sure to check your pre-sale eligibility and the concrete times as the day approaches.
As far as on paper, it’s all being worked out, but that’s not really what counts anyway. What counts to me is the fact that the affiliation is so known, and that’s all I really care about… I want to continue being involved in his career and vice versa and keep making music together, because you take songs like Crew Love and The Zone, that’s what people wait all night to hear… If you want to talk about evolution — a quick evolution — that’s definitely somebody who, everywhere I go, they love him. They’re that loud every single night when I say The Weeknd’s name and when he came out at the show in the Bay, it was crazy. We’re definitely a family… It’s a definitely a Toronto thing. That’s not changing at all.
@lamarXO and @HyghlyXO from the XO art collective were also nominated tonight for Video Of The Year for directing Drizzy’sHeadlines video. Additionally, Abel’s go-to producer @ILLANGELO was nominated for Canadian Producer of the Year for his work on Crew Love.
We’ve got a few more award shows right down the road. Prepare for takeoff, crew.
The XO Crew just dropped this amazing video of Drake bringing out The Weeknd at the Sleep Train Pavilion stop in Concord, CA on the Club Paradise tour to perform Crew Love and The Zone together. This isn’t just any live YouTube video — seriously, check it out.
Is it just me, or is he starting to remind anyone else of Otto from Rocket Power…?
After The Weekndbrought him out at a show in Hollywood Cemetary, Drizzy Drake returned the favor at the first Club Paradise tour stop down the road in Concord, CA. Draketalked to MTV News before the show about the third annual OVO Fest, scheduled for August 5th, and you can certainly bet that there will be a huge Toronto-themed “surprise” on stage!
As focused as he is on the task at hand, however, the Toronto rapper can’t help but look forward to his upcoming third his annual OVO Fest. Last July, Drake brought Stevie Wonder, Weezy, Rick Ross and Nas to perform at yearly hometown concert in Toronto; the year before that he welcomed Jay-Z and Eminem. He isn’t ready to announce the 2012 lineup just yet, but the “Headlines” MC promises a well-rounded mix of musical guests.
“The lineup this year is kinda a mash-up of everybody,” Drake said, hinting that some of his Club Paradise collaborators will be in attendance, as well as the Weeknd. “That’s the most important show of the year to me, OVO Fest, so I’m hoping that we really make it special this year.
“The premise of OVO Fest is you never know who you gonna see,” he teased.
Information on tickets will be coming soon — we’ll let you know as soon as details are announced.