Drake is launching a Toronto music festival

Drake is launching a Toronto music festival

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It’s hard not to feel a little cocky after a critically lauded debut rap album, but after only a few months touring on his first North American solo trek, Drake has already gone and launched his own music festival in Toronto called the OVO Festival. The Toronto rapper will headline the show scheduled for August 1 at the Molson Amphitheatre, which will also feature performances by Francis and the Lights, Young Jeezy and Bun B. “I’m hoping that it is a safe and magical night and that OVO Festival becomes tradition every year,” Drake said in a statement to Billboard. After two concerts were cancelled in New York due to security concerns, Drake probably just wants to host his own show so he can sing “Over” without fearing a riot will break out.

Drake Launches OVO Festival in Toronto [Billboard]