As Canada plays host to the NBA All-Star weekend for the first time ever, Toronto is excitedly anticipating a slew of famous faces set to descend on the city this weekend (Feb. 12 to Feb. 14). From performers like Sting and Walk the Moon to rumoured revelers Rihanna, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel, the star-studded basketball bonanza will see its fair share of action on and off the court.
Three new performers have been confirmed. Prior to Sunday night's All-Star game, Nelly Furtado will belt out the Canadian national anthem alongside fellow GRAMMY winner Ne-yo, who will do the honours for the US. The night prior, the audience at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night show may just "Shut Up and Dance" as pop rockers Walk The Moon debut their new single, "Work This Body," before the Verizon Slam Dunk contest.
This, of course, follows the most star-studded event: the All-Star Celebrity Game. Olivia Wilde will settle in courtside to spend Valentine's Day weekend rooting for her husband, Jason Sudeikis, in his attempt to help coach Kevin Hart take the US team to victory. Drake, who recently released a new single with reported attendee Rihanna, will captain the Canadian team, which includes the Property Brothers, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and tennis ace Milos Raonic.
Gwen Stefani will also make an appearance at True North, the exclusive pop-up after-party venue in Roundhouse Park, where Usher, Snoop Dogg and Future are also among the confirmed acts. Recent headline-grabbers Amber Rose and Blac Chyna will co-host a party on Friday night at Stadium, but remains to be seen is whether heavy hitters like Rihanna, Ben, Vin and Jon Stewart make the trip to the six.