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Views From OVO Fest 2017

The festival’s eighth edition was another strong showcase of Toronto talent.

Photographer Maya Fuhr
August 08, 2017

Each summer, Drake looks to cement his status as King of Toronto with his annual homecoming show, OVO Fest. For the 2017 edition and the party's eighth year, Drake began his headlining set on top of his throne: a massive model replica of the CN Tower. When he hit the stage, Drake peppered performances of his hits with the special guests his festival is known for, including appearances by The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Playboi Carti, Nelly, French Montana, and a peace offering in the form of a "Controlla" performance from his onetime rival Tory Lanez.

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Not to be overlooked, though, were the performances from OVO artists leading up to Drake's set. Roy Wood$ brought charisma and spritely energy, dvsn reaffirmed its status as one of the best R&B acts on the planet, and Majid Jordan played songs demonstrating a proggier direction (the only piece missing was PARTYNEXTDOOR, who had an all-too-brief guest spot during Drake's set).

The FADER was there to snap pictures of the performers and that glorious CN Tower. Check them all out below.

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