Drake Launches His Own Toronto Music Festival

Drake Launches His Own Toronto Music Festival
Despite still riding the hell out of his debut, Thank Me Later, on tour, Drake might still be a homebody deep down. To wrap up his "Away From Home" tour, the Toronto, ON-born rapper is launching the first edition of what he hopes will become an annual concert festival series in Toronto, called the OVO Festival.

Drake will play Toronto last on his current tour, and to make a big deal of it, he's scheduled an all-day festival, taking place at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 1. Besides Drake, the first edition of the OVO Festival will feature Francis & the Lights, Young Jeezy and Bun B, as well as a slew of additional artists yet to be announced. The festival will coincide with Toronto's two-week Caribana celebration.

"I truly believe this is entertainment at a level that the city has never seen before," Drake said in a statement. "I'm hoping that it is a safe and magical night and that OVO Festival becomes a tradition every year."

The OVO Festival was created by Drake's entertainment company, October's Very Own, alongside longtime collaborators Oliver El-Khatib and Noah "40" Shebib. Tickets range from $25.75 to $93.75 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster here.

Let's just hope it's not cancelled - twice.