Sunday, May 12, 2019

Chance the Rapper and Rod 'Hotrod' Stafari to Host Nickelodeon's U.S. SlimeFest Music Festival, June 8-9, 2019


Two-Day Event for Kids and Families Returns to Huntington Bank Pavilion
at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill.

Tickets on Sale to the General Public Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (CT)

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Musician Chance the Rapper and Rod "Hotrod" Stafari of Chicago radio station Power 92.3 will take the stage as the hosts of Nickelodeon SlimeFest, as the two-day family-friendly music festival returns for its second year on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill. Chance announced the news on his official Instagram page.

At Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2019, attendees can look forward to out-of-this-world performances from some of the world's top acts, including Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Pitbull, chart-topping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha, Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, and Grammy® Award-winning artist T-Pain.

Tickets to attend Nickelodeon SlimeFest can be purchased online at

JoJo Siwa

In addition to live music, Nickelodeon SlimeFest will showcase one-of-a-kind experiences for the entire family featuring the network’s signature green slime. New activations for this year include a Slime Maze and an expanded Slime Central, where over 30 people can get slimed simultaneously. Festivalgoers can also experience the giant slime pit in front of the stage; make their own slime at the Slime Lab; participate in a silent Slime Disco; and purchase exclusive SlimeFest merchandise.


Nickelodeon SlimeFest will also feature appearances by Nick stars: Annie LeBlanc (Annie vs. Hayley); Scarlet Spencer and Dallas Dupree Young (Cousins For Life); Ella Anderson and Riele Downs (Henry Danger); and Owen Joyner and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad).

Chance the Rapper is an international hip-hop superstar. He’s won three Grammys. His album Coloring Book debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 200 in 2016, with 57 million streams in its first week. He’s performed on “Saturday Night Live” twice. With his release “Coloring Book”, the Chicago native took the step from being acclaimed to becoming adored. And that’s by fans and critics alike. His gospel rap, where holiness meets the street has established the young rapper in the forefront of hip hop’s development. When he’s not pushing boundaries or rapping about love and compassion, he’s also an important political voice in his community in Chicago.

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Rod "Hotrod" Stafari graduated from Morgan Park High School where he first found his love for music by making mix tapes & selling CDs. From there, he attended Kennedy King College, and Morton College for 2 years on a basketball scholarship while getting his Associate Degree in the Arts. Stafari also attended Graceland University in Iowa on a basketball scholarship. He then attended Chicago State University where he was mentored by the late great Devin Washington. He guided Stafari and brought out a person in him that he doubted he could ever become. Stafari was brought into Power 92.3 under Tone & Shagg sitting in the shows everyday learning, being mentored, being guided to the point he's at now.

Bebe Rexha

Nickelodeon SlimeFest has seen success around the globe as a slime-filled, multiplatform music and entertainment event since its overseas inception in 2012 in Australia. The U.S. music festival marks the sixth local adaptation of this popular event and nearly 140,000 people have attended Nickelodeon SlimeFest events around the world to date, including sold-out shows in South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy, UK and Spain. This year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest UK will take place at The Arena at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Oct. 19-21, with more international event dates to be announced later this year.


Nickelodeon SlimeFest is sponsored by DIRECTV, Super Heroic and Ring Pop Gummy Gems.

Highlights from Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2018, featuring JoJo Siwa, Liam Payne, Flo Rida and more can be watched here.

For more information about and to purchase tickets to SLIMEFEST 2019 UK, featuring iconic dance group Diversity, social media stars and singers Max & Harvey, The Voice Kids Winner Jess Folley and YouTube sensations RoadTrip, visit

For more information about and to purchase tickets to SLIMEFEST 2019 Italia, visit

For more information about and to purchase tickets to NickFest Live Johannesburg 2019 in Africa, visit

For more information and to purchase tickets to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, visit

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H/T: 2Paragraphs; Additional sources: Lollapalooza Stockholm, Power 92.3 Chicago,, Wikipedia.
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