Fans hoping to snag seats at OVO Fest better be prepared to shell out
Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 3:13PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 3:53PM EDT
Drake fans hoping to score a seat or a plot of grass to sit on at this year’s OVO Fest better have deep pockets.
Tickets went on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m., a day after the Toronto rapper officially announced the concert would be returning to Toronto after a year hiatus.
Many fans took to social media to complain about waiting in a queue of more than 2,000 people to try and get a ticket to the ninth edition of OVO Fest, only to find out that tickets were either sold out or the cost on was way beyond their price range.
By the time some fans were able to purchase tickets online, they said the cost to stand on the lawn located behind the seated portion of Toronto’s Budweiser Amphitheatre was at least $500 for a single ticket. As well, fans hoping to sit at the show said they would have to shell out more than $1,000.
According to some social media posts, a few floor seats were going for as much as $2,500, while an exclusive platinum seat in section 201 was being sold for $10,000.
The headlining artists gracing the stage for the Aug. 4 show include B2K, Chingy, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Mario, Pretty Ricky and Bobby V. A number of fans said that the lineup was similar to B2K’s Millennium Tour earlier this year.
Drake also announced Canada’s first OVO Summit, which is scheduled to take place on the Friday and Saturday before the concert.
The event is described on its website as an “immersive conference or Canadian creatives and lifestyle entrepreneurs looking to grow their careers, hone their skills and make a lasting impact on the creative economy.”
Tickets for the OVO Summit are already sold out.
Drake is expected to perform on Aug. 5.