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Drake’s OVO Fest Receives $300,000 in Government Funding

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Cash Money RecordsDrake‘s upcoming 5th annual OVO Fest will be bigger than ever: the rapper’s event will receive government funding from Ontario for the first time since being launched in 2009.

According to Global News, the summer festival has been given a $300,000 grant from the Celebrate Ontario program, administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Drizzy’s popular event secured $7,000 more than the 10-day TD Toronto Jazz Festival received, and $3,000 more than the 10-day Royal Agricultural Fair.

The additional funding elevates Drake’s concert to the same level as some of Canada’s biggest events, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Stratford Festival of Theatre, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and the JFL42 comedy festival.

As previously reported, Drake and Outkast are scheduled to headline at this year’s show, which will be held on August 3 and 4 at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Additional performers and special guests will be announced at a later date.

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