After its multi-million dollar facelift, Lansdowne Park has been home to a slew of entertainment again in the last couple of years; From hosting CityFolk festival in 2015 to the fresh-faced Ottawa Redblacks football team, the historic grounds has breathed new life to Ottawa entertainment.
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To kick off the new year, AVX Live brought hip hop fans OVO Sound and “Tuesday” artist, ILoveMakonnen, and one of the hottest producers in the game, DJ Mustard for Frost 2016. Frost is a brand new, one-day winter festival hosted inside the historic Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park. Thousands of students and music lovers gathered for the premier of Frost 2016 and it was lit. Luckily for the youngin’s, this was one hip hop concert experience they wouldn’t have to miss out on as most of these events in Ottawa are not all ages, the show was ages 17+ to party.
Alongside Ottawa DJ’s Iggy Smalls and Foster, ILoveMakonnen shut down Lansdowne Park to a sold out audience, even stating on his Instagram it was one of his best shows ever. Not only was Frost 2016 a great time for everyone in attendance, it was a charitable one as well; A percentage of ticket sales went directly to support Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, an agency that provides employment, health and housing, mental health support, youth engagement, and youth justice (ysb.ca).
If you missed out on the show this year, don’t worry, we were there to cover everything!