​Drake Fans Are Upset About the Price of OVO Fest Tickets

The ones who could even get tickets, anyway
​Drake Fans Are Upset About the Price of OVO Fest Tickets
Tickets for Drake's OVO Fest went on sale this morning, and (after taking a break in 2018) Torontonians reprised their annual scramble to snag a seat at the show. The tickets they were waiting in queue and vigourously refreshing for, however, were notably more expensive than previous years.
 
While there were lawn seats available for less than $200, the majority of the seats on offer appeared to be "platinum seat" options — jacking prices up to $500 for lawn seats and $2,500 for general admission seating. Of course, there were also unfathomable $10,000 VIP packages.
 
It's worth noting that "platinum seats" don't even get you any special access of VIP treatment.
 
According to Ticketmaster.ca:
 
Official Platinum Seats were not purchased initially and then posted for resale; they are being sold for the first time through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster's Official Platinum Seats program enables market-based pricing (adjusting prices according to supply and demand) for live event tickets, similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold. The goal is to give the most passionate fans fair and safe access to the best tickets, while enabling artists and other people involved in staging live events to price tickets closer to their true value.
 
Needless to say, people were pissed about the ticket prices (and even more pissed that they weren't able to score tickets). See some of the heated responses from Twitter below.
 
As previously reported, the concert portion of OVO Fest will take place on August 4 and 5 at Budweiser Stage. B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and Bobby V will headline on August 4, followed by Drake's own headlining show on August 5.
 
The OVO Bounce basketball showcase, meanwhile, will run from July 29 to August 2 at the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre, followed by the previously announced OVO Summit on August 1 and 2 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.