When Will The Full 2016 OVO Fest Lineup Come Out? Drake's Festival Is Full Of Surprises
It may already seem like centuries since the end of Coachella, but let's face it, we're in the thick of festival season. Actually, it's early enough in festival season that Monday morning Drake just started announcing artists for this year's OVO Fest, the 7th annual music event and two-day tour highlight to Drake's Sweet Sixteen Tour with Future. You're probably wondering when will the complete 2016 OVO festival line-up come out already? Because, let's face it, you're not going to drop upwards of $135 unless you're 110 percent certain that all your favs are coming to play.
What's frustrating is that there is no rhyme or reason to when the line-ups are announced. The 2013 line-up was announced as late as mid-May, whereas the 2014 line-up was announced super early in mid-February. As as for the 2015 line-up? That came out sometime in mid-March. On top of that, even the "full lists" are never truly full; Drake has been known to bring out some special guests every year. So OK, what do we actually know so far about this year's upcoming OVO Fest at this point? Well, let's look to what artists have been quasi-officially announced thus far, and go from there.
This year it would seem that tours are crossing over for the festival. Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg will be in attendance, penciling in OVO Fest as a stop along their own summer joint High Road tour. It could be assumed that their opening support acts, Kevin Gates, Casey Veggies, Jhene Aiko, and DJ Drama could be joining in on the OVO fun. Likewise, it wouldn't be crazy to assume that artists off Drake's label will be making some appearances. Other than that, though, Drake is totally keeping us in the lurch for the time being. And, on one hand, the festival's just been announced so I'm sure we can sit tight a little longer. On the other hand, how annoying.
If I was a betting man, I might assume that the full list will come as an added bonus to Drake's upcoming April 29 release, Views From The 6. If not, though, it's safe to say that at worst we'll have a semi-official line-up ready for us before the end of May. After all, the the festival runs from July 31 to August 1, and we need a decent head's up if we're going to commit to the $135+ tickets... and some flights to Toronto... and some overtime hours so we can actually afford this on top of Governor's Ball and Lollapalooza.