(AllHipHop News) In its third year, the Toronto-held “October’s Very Own Festival,” which Drake has headlined since its creation, will feature performances from A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, and 2 Chainz.
Drake tweeted the news out last night: “OVO Fest August 5th. A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, The Weeknd, Drake. A special night we’ve created for the greatest city…Toronto.”
The nine-time Grammy Award-nominated rapper and singer said in a statement, “Bringing together the 3rd Annual OVO Fest is such a milestone for me. This year, we’re going to bring it just like we do every year-with high energy and music at its best.”
In past years, the “OVO Festival” has featured such acts as Nas, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. “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,” he told MTV earlier this year. “The premise of OVO Fest is you never know who you gonna see.”
Drake, who is currently on the second leg of his “Club Paradise Tour” with 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Meek Mill, and others, hasn’t performed in his hometown since last summer. “A lot has happened over the last three years – a journey that I’m so grateful for – but it’s always coming home and performing for my hometown that means the most,” he said.
Tickets for the 3rd Annual “OVO Festival” will go on sale this Saturday.