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TORONTO, ONT –
Drake’s eighth annual OVO Fest
was announced on Tuesday (June 28) along with its lineup, which includes OVO Sound artists PARTYNEXTDOOR
, dvsn, Roy Woods and Majid Jordan. Drake, of course, will headline the Toronto, Canada show.
Naturally, fans flocked to Livenation and Ticketmaster’s websites to cop tickets early Thursday (June 29) the moment they went on sale. The problem — the August 7 event sold out in a matter of minutes. Many people blamed ticket bots: internet robots tasked to buy a large amount of tickets at one time so they can be resold at a higher price on sites like StubHub.
As of this week, the provincial government of Ontario, Canada implemented new ticketing guidelines,
making ticket bots illegal and capping resale ticket prices at 50 percent above face value. It’s unclear how the rules will actually be enforced.
For now, Drake fans are taking to Twitter to express their frustration that they could miss yet another OVO Fest despite the 16,000 to 20,000 capacity of the Budweiser Stage where the concert is being held.
See some of the best reactions below.