Ryerson students angry as advertised 'special guest' didn't show up to 6 Fest

Oct 12 2016, 4:56 pm

Ryerson Students’ Union annual two-day festival 6 Fest returned over the long weekend, promising “A-List artists with surprise guests.”

And having had previous appearances by the 6ix God himself, Drake, and Toronto’s coolest city councillor Norm Kelly, the stakes were high once more for organizers.

As the weekend festival took place, the line up seemed impressive. Day one featured headliners Diplo and Pusha T, who were also joined by Grandtheft and Thugli. And day two was almost a ‘Summer Sixteen’ line up, with French Montana, Roy Woods, DVSN, and Baka.

For $60 a day, this seemed like a pretty decent deal for the performers list.

Unfortunately, when you’re expecting Drake to be there, that’s not going to be the case. And with 6 Fest’s history and constant mention of “surprise guests,” many fans were left disappointed. Perhaps news of Drake’s ankle didn’t reach some, or the fact that part of his tour is cancelled at this time. Either way, the lack of Drake left students with mixed emotions on this one.

But some were less upset.

And in case you missed it, here are some photos from this year’s 6 Fest.

➗ @dvsndvsn

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I’m not divided over my love for @dvsndvsn 😍 #6Fest

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French Montana #6fest #toronto

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🚨6FEST🚨 Who was your favourite performer of the night? Tag your friends who went to 6fest!

A photo posted by 🍁ITS A TDOT TING🍁 (@tdotsounds) on

6 Fest last night! 💥 #ovosound #ovo #drizzy #champagnepapi #drake #roywoods #dvsn #utu #6god #octobersveryown #viewsfromthe6 #views #6fest 🔃@gabriell.ah

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A photo posted by Victor (@chdrv) on

Awesome show thanks to @itsnealtheseal #6fest #dj #toronto #ryerson #Diplo

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Last night 😍 #diplo #6fest #the6ix #musicfestival #housemusic #dance #Toronto #instagood #mood #life #plur

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