YouTube FanFest returns to Manila on May 12

MANILA, Philippines — Video sharing website YouTube officially announced the return of YouTube FanFest to Manila on May 12 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Now in its third year in town, YouTube FanFest, co-presented by Globe Telecoms, is an exclusive live show showcasing the biggest YouTube stars from the Philippines and around the world, and a festival connecting them with fans #IRL.

YouTube FanFest returns to Manila on May 12
The fun-filled YouTube FanFest 2016. Photo Credit: Facebook/YouTube FanFest
This year’s stellar line up features a mix of talented international creators: Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, Alex Wassabi, LaurDIY, Jayden Rodrigues, JuNCurryAhn, Megan Nicole, Matt Steffanina, and local sensations Janina Vela, Kristel Fulgar, Lloyd Cadena, Mikey Bustos, Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, Wil Dasovich, and Alienette Coldfire. These creators are set to take the stage at World Trade Center, for a night filled with music, dance, and lots of fun.

As part of this year’s FanFest, fans will also get to explore the YouTube Creator Fair which will help fans get up close and personal with their internet heros, and also let them try their own hand at shooting and uploading YouTube videos in themed booths and studios.

The Filipino YouTube community is one of the world’s most vibrant and fastest-growing: in the past year alone, YouTube’s watchtime on mobile grew by 65%, while hours of uploaded content grew by over 145% in the Philippines. Today, over 70 channels in the Philippines have been awarded a Silver Play Button (100k+ subscribers), and 8 channels have been awarded a Gold Play Button (1 million+ subscribers), including many creators who bagged the award within the past year — watch out for them at FanFest and the Creator Fair!

“We’re delighted to host YouTube FanFest again in the Philippines for the third time to celebrate this new generation of YouTube stars, and welcome some of our most popular global YouTube creators back to the Philippines. They love coming here because of Filipino fans’ energy and enthusiasm--we can’t wait to come back!” said David Powell, Director of Online Partnerships and Development, YouTube Asia Pacific.

Tickets are available via TicketWorld Manila. YouTube creators will also be given their own tickets to the show and meet & greet sessions via their social media channels. For more details, visit Follow the hashtag: #YTFFPH

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