Drizzy announced the return of his beloved Toronto festival in May and fans were abuzz with excitement following the news Weezy and Nicki would be on board for a Young Money reunion.
However, excitement quickly tempered once fans saw the price tag for entering the festival as tickets went on sale Friday (July 15).
Some fans have posted screenshots of the Ticketmaster webpage, highlighting how lawn seats for the festival ran upwards of $750 in Canadian dollars, or $575 USD. The prices jumped under the platinum level of ticketing as those who wanted to catch Wayne, Drake and Nicki on the floor would have to pay almost $2,100 Canadian.
“Charging $750 for tickets to sit on the grass at OVO fest is fucking wild. #ovofest,” Twitter user @danicaSnelson wrote.
— dani | money, travel, lifestyle (@danicaSnelson) July 15, 2022
The reactions ranged from one fan proclaiming Drake and company better perform on their lawn due to the cost of lawn ticket prices to another using a meme of Drake checking his phone and musing about whether he should continue to wait in line for tickets as 2,000 people were waiting ahead of them.
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The news of Young Money’s return to OVO Fest was teased as a “major announcement” by Drizzy on Wednesday (July 13) and marks the first time since 2019 that the festival will be taking place. The All Canadian Northstars will open the festivities on July 28 before Brown and Lil Baby take to the stage on July 29. The YM Reunion is set to close out OVO Fest on August 1st.
“OCTOBER WORLD WEEKEND,” Drizzy wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “I am currently working on bringing OVO FEST around the world in 2023 for the 10th anniversary but of course we wanted to turn the city up for the summer!!!! More event announcements to come. Tickets on sale Friday on @ticketmaster.”
Drizzy’s kept busy in the lead-up to OVO Fest. In June, he released his surprise electronic music album Honestly, Nevermind which quickly went No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart — even after dividing fans.
The Toronto rapper recently found himself in the rumor mill as fans believed he was arrested in Sweden on drug charges on Thursday (July 14). Swedish authorities and his camp have since confirmed he wasn’t arrested and was instead at his hotel in the Scandanavian country.
“FYI: I talked to Swedish police and they told me Drake is not currently in their custody. (That was the only info they would give),” HuffPost senior editor Philip Lewis tweeted at midnight on Friday (July 15).
You can see more OVO Fest reactions below:
When you’ve spent $2000 on an OVO fest ticketpic.twitter.com/M4FNfMmesj
— Ian C. (@icmosha) July 16, 2022
if i see u at OVO fest just know I will not be pulling out my wallet next time we link to go out to eat.
U got it.
— -Chris-?9️⃣6️⃣??? (@CABBIE96) July 15, 2022
$1200 for OVO fest tickets? I better fuck Wayne, I better fuck Drake ?
— John (@_Jxhhn) July 15, 2022
My budget and bills looking at these OvOFest tickets ?? pic.twitter.com/YYzEjyQN4o
— Russell Left Hook?? (@ChefOrrin) July 15, 2022
Everyone excited for OVOfest until they gotta pay 6 bills for lawn seats
— Pastor Kyle. (@itsqail) July 12, 2022
A lot of awkward convos with the landlord after paying for OVOFest tickets pic.twitter.com/mW6hGdMWEj
— Ahmed?? (@big_business_) July 16, 2022
— B!+€# im Broke Famous (@Iam_ghostryder) July 16, 2022
My wallet looking at these OVO fest ticket prices like pic.twitter.com/4uwVu4k8lq
— Papa Jollof ?? (@Radelasoul) July 16, 2022
— Jazz Fuller (@AllThatJazzo) July 15, 2022
If Ticketmaster really think they could charge me $750 for OVO fest lawn tickets they best be performing on MY lawn.
— Obi Wan’s Mom (@dawandalorian) July 15, 2022
— Harmonica Lewinskyღ (@_harmonyxo) July 15, 2022
that much for ovo fest tickets, you better be able to take one of Drake’s dreads home
— ? ✪ (@bigbankrolI) July 15, 2022