We rank every OVO Fest that Drake’s put on in Toronto.
It all began in 2010 as a one-day festival with a flyer that looked more fit for a club appearance at a Jamaica, Queens nightclub than for an event that would end up hosting Jay Z and Eminem. Since then, Drake‘s built his annual OVO Fest into Canada’s very own version of Summer Jam, always managing to bring out surprise guests at the top of their game and dominate the headlines the day after (especially this year).
Although guys like Rick Ross and The Weeknd have shown up for multiple Fests, the lineup is usually markedly different each ensuing year, with ever-curatorial Drizzy shaping his show based on who’s popping at the moment, and what music he himself released most recently. For that reason, we’re pitting each year of the festival against each other in an attempt to rank them based on star power, newsworthiness and/or cultural impact.