Nelly Proudly Presents ‘Hot in Herre’ 2023: a music festival featuring the best of 2000’s Hip Hop and R&B

Flyer for Nelly show in Toronto

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Release Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


From the artist that brought you the unforgettable hooks and rhymes that are ingrained in every ‘90’s kid’ you’ll meet, Nelly, in collaboration with of Nostalgia Inc., are proud to announce the highly anticipated music festival of the summer: Hot in Herre.

On Tuesday February 22nd, Billboard’s #3 artist of the 2000-2010 decade, Nelly, took to the radio airwaves of Toronto and social media to unveil his latest project. He is headlining his first ever music festival, named after none other than his number one hit. For one day only on June 24th, 2023, guests will get to experience the best Hip-Hop and R&B music to come out of the 2000s all at Downsview Park.

Accompanied by fellow headliners Ne-Yo and Akon, and featuring rap game heavy hitters, like Fat Joe, T.I., and Rick Ross, Nelly brings music lovers from Toronto and beyond together for an entire day and night of pure nostalgia. To round out the lineup of legends, they have also confirmed, Ja Rule, Chingy, and Keri Hilson. 

From “Ride Wit Me” to “Dilemma” to “Just a Dream” every song will likely strike a chord, so come equipped with bucket hats, low rise camouflage pants, and film cameras galore, because these artists are getting ready to transport their fans back to a time where the most important thing was updating your Facebook status.

On June 24th, whether you’re in the crowd or in luxury VIP, prepare to be fully immersed in hip hop and r&b’s most defining decade of music. This is not a night to be missed with its stacked line up that will treat fans to hit after hit.

Nelly himself hopes to make it a yearly tradition. “Toronto is one of my favourite cities to perform in, and the fact that I get to come back and bring all the people that came up with me in the industry means everything”. He continues, “We have a lot of surprises in store for you, Toronto, and the Hot in Herre team can’t wait for this summer.”

Offering general admission to all ages, the mainstage found at Downsview Park will also be outfitted with two 19+ VIP areas, one with front of stage access and the other with a lounge area and private bathrooms.

Hot In Herre tickets will be made available for public purchase online, in February. General Admission tickets will be available at $165 - $275 (plus tax and service charges) with VIP booths available, fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. For early access and more ticket information, please visit: For updates on artist announcements, performer schedules, news, and photos before, during , and after the festival, Hot in Herre will engage fans through its social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.

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