Drake Fans Weren't Happy About OVO Fest Ticket Prices

Many people have taken to social media to express their frustrations over the steep prices.


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This weekend has been an emotional rollercoaster for Drake fans.

On Thursday, the Toronto rapper unveiled the official lineup for his OVO Fest 2019 and confirmed tickets would go on sale early Friday (July 12). Because the event took a hiatus in 2018, Drizzy supporters were understandably stoked and flocked to Ticketmaster to secure their festival passes; however, that excitement quickly turned to shock and disappointment once they realized how much coin they would have to shell out. 

As pointed out by XXL magazine, tickets started around $383 USD for lawn seats and went up to $1,918 for seats closer to the stage. The prices were especially disappointing for those who were at the end of the queue, as some waited up to an hour only to find out they couldn't afford the tickets.

The ninth annual OVO Fest concerts will go down Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 at the Budweiser Amphitheater in Toronto. Day 1 performers include B2K, Chingy, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Mario, Pretty Ricky, and Bobby V, while Drake will take the stage on Day 2.

As of Friday night, only single seats were available for the Aug. 4 show. So, if you're a fan of throwback hip-hop/R&B and have a few hundred bucks to spare, there's still a chance to cop some passes.

We've also collected a batch of Twitter reactions to the OVO Fest ticket prices. Check them out below.

Dear Mr. Aubrey Graham,

You have audacity to have me wait all this time for OVO Fest to make me try to pay rent prices to see you from the grass. Are you mad??

Momo pic.twitter.com/7VNPu0RwSM

— The Memetress 🇧🇧 (@TheDivine_Riah) July 12, 2019

Really sucks how Drake is doing his fans this year with these ridiculous prices. Goes to show the artist doesn’t really care about the fans, just the money... 😪 #OVOFest pic.twitter.com/qQ8m0ThwO8

— October’s very finest 🅙 (@octsvryfinest) July 12, 2019

$500 for lawns ?? @Drake shit I remember first year was $40 . Any chance the concert will be televised lol #OVOFest

— mike (@MikeMedeiros07) July 12, 2019

Lmfao! $500 dollars for lawn tickets to #OVOFest?! Is @Drake bringing Michael Jackson, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G. back from dead? pic.twitter.com/YZymQlL8Q3

— Sora 🇰🇷 (@Notorious___KIM) July 12, 2019

$800 for lawn? My guy, you couldn’t even secure Kawhi #OVOFest

— Rico P. (@RicoPachanga) July 12, 2019

$500 for OVO Fest lawn tickets @LiveNation @Ticketmaster?? pic.twitter.com/jTd7DPkokF

— y2 (@yahyatwo) July 12, 2019

Are you fffing kidding me?? I just spent 45 mins waiting to purchase tickets to #OVOFest to see #Drake in #Toronto and after waiting in the queue for "2000 people" ahead of me (I was in at 10 am) #Ticketmaster only now reveals the ticket prices, with General Admission $1000??!! pic.twitter.com/TfXEPBLAis

— Lisa Santonato (@lisasantonato) July 12, 2019

#Drake tickets for #ovofest:

Lawn = $500
Everywhere else= $1000

The Budweiser stage holds 16,000 people and 7,000 on the lawn.

Lawn = 7,000 x $500 = $3,500,000
Everywhere else = 16,000 x $1,000 = $16,000,000

How much money does one guy need...

— Lloyd Gebbie (@lloydgebbie) July 12, 2019

Dudes paying over 1k to see drake is really helpin feed those strugglin r&b artists on the line up...mario and chingy?!?!? They woulda played for free.. lmao🤣😅,#OVOFest

— Well Versed. (@YOU_THOUGHTT_) July 12, 2019

Yeah, I'm not paying $2,500 for one general admission floor seat. Sorry Drake. #OVOFest pic.twitter.com/NuY0hXHN9R

— Kendall O’Roy (@laurenonline) July 12, 2019

Drake about to make people sell their kidney for some OVO fest tickets

— McBaŋɠ (@TheMcBang) July 12, 2019

Wait... were lawn tickets for #OVOFest really $500?
Drake, what are you doing with alll that money? Paying artists? Donating to the city? Raptors? pic.twitter.com/Gelx8Pl9xJ

— Natalia 🌱 (@nataliawonders_) July 12, 2019

Ticketmaster coming up with the prices for #OVOFest https://t.co/TtDXWsqUyR

— NigelDPresents (@NigelDPresents) July 12, 2019

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