Drake's 2015 OVO Fest Will Not Receive Any Government Funding

Drake's 2015 OVO Fest Will Not Receive Any Government Funding

Canadian taxpayers were upset to learn they were helping to foot the bill for the event.

Published April 13, 2015

Drake's OVO Fest is known for being one of the hottest tickets in Toronto, but this year's showcase may be a little harder to fund as taxpayers aren't as willing to support the annual party as before.

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According to Uproxx, a portion of the Canadian tax-paying public was unhappy to learn that they were helping to foot the bill for Drizzy's big music bash back in 2014. The amount that the Canadian government helped contribute summed up to an estimated $300,000 from the Celebrate Ontario grant, which shells out millions of dollars for events specifically created to attract tourism dollars to Ontario.

Among the many complaints that were received, the most popular seemed to be the sentiment that "Drake is rich already," a statement that proves to be inaccurate as most events like OVO Fest are sponsored by banks and not musical acts, namely rappers.

The decision has already been made that the OVO Fest will not be receiving a cent from the taxpayers in 2015. While it still remains a mystery as to why the Ontario government terminated the event's funding application, it was, in fact, never a guarantee as thousands of submissions for various other events are made. 

OVO Fest 2015 will take place on Aug. 2 and 3, 2015 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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