Drake continues to surprise. Hot on the heels of his latest album, “Honestly, Nevermind,” which he announced days after its June 17 release, the artist has revealed his plans for the three-day global weekend in October, which is due start July 28.
Speaking to his 116 million Instagram followers, Drake released the official lineup for the event, which includes All Canadian North Stars for day one (July 28), Lil Baby and Chris Brown for day two (July 29). July), and a buzz-about Young Money reunion on day three (August 2) with headliners Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
Drake offers little additional information via his social media post, but says in a caption that he’s “working to bring OVO FEST to the world in 2023 for the 10th anniversary.” (OVO, for October’s Very Own, is the name of Drake’s label and clothing line.) “But of course we wanted to rock the town for the summer!”
Drake first hinted at a big announcement about his hometown of Toronto during a live stream with online gambling site Stake. “Big announcement coming Wednesday for the city,” he said. “Appreciate everyone listening to the new album, embracing something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I appreciate all the love.
Drake added: “It means a lot to me that it’s been so many years, people still connecting. Being open, showing different shit lots of love. I’m going crazy again though. Just letting you know now, I’m in a different bag right now. I promise. Scary.”
Tickets will go on sale via ticketmaster.com this Friday, July 15.