Update – August 1st: After testing positive for COVID, Drake has postponed the August 1st Young Money show with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. He says the show will be “rescheduled to the SOONEST date possible.”

Drake has announced a new three-day festival called October World Weekend, which will see the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, and Chris Brown take over his hometown of Toronto on July 28th, July 29th, and August 1st.

On Thursday, July 28th, All Canadian All Stars are slated to perform at the Toronto venue HISTORY. The following night will see Chris Brown and Lil Baby headline the Budweiser Stage. Then, on August 1st, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and a reunion of Young Money will perform at the Budweiser Stage.


Drake announced October World Weekend on Instagram, adding that he planned to take his long-running OVO Fest on the road next year. “I am currently working on bringing OVO Fest around the world in 2023 for its 10th anniversary but of course we wanted to turn the city up for the summer!!!,” the rapper wrote. “More event announcements to come.”

Tickets to October World Weekend go on sale via Ticketmaster beginning Friday, July 15th.

Last month, Drake returned with the surprise album Honestly, Nevermindwhich featured the Song of the Week “Falling Back.” Soon after, he surprised us again by appearing on stage with the Backstreet Boys to join in on a hearty rendition of “I Want It That Way.”