Canadian Government Backs Drake’s OVO Fest With $300,000 Grant


| March 21, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Drake consistently represents his country, and now Canada will reward the gesture.

Celebrate Ontario, a program under the administration of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, granted $300,000 in funds toward the Toronto-native’s fifth-annual OVO Fest, Boombox reports.

The 27-year-old’s summer festival is stated to be financially on par with popular Canadian events like the “Toronto International Film Festival, the Stratford Festival of theatre,” and the “Rogers Cup tennis tournament,” Global News reports.

Drizzy’s big-time concert is set to take place August 3-4 and features an impressive line-up including OutKast.