YouTube brings back FanFest to Manila

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The most popular YouTube stars from the Philippines and from other parts of the world are set to gather for the third YouTube FanFest in the country. The video-sharing site is set to mount this event on May 12, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Co-presented by Globe Telecom, YouTube FanFest 2017 has an interesting lineup of local sensations, which include online celebrities Janina Vela, Kristel Fulgar, Mikey Bustos, Ranz Kyle, and Wil Dasovich. Joining them are international YouTube creators like Lilly Singh aka //Superwoman//, Alex Wassabi, Jayden Rodrigues, Megan Nicole, and Matt Steffanina.

During the event, fans will also get the chance to explore the YouTube Creator Fair that is designed to help them get more up close and personal with their Internet heroes. At the same time, they can also try a hands-on experience at shooting videos in special themed booths and studios and at uploading those in the site.

“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 YouTube creators back to the Philippines,” said YouTube Asia Pacific director of Online Partnerships and Development David Powell. “They love coming here because of Filipino fans’ energy and enthusiasm—we can’t wait to come back!”

The Filipino YouTube community is considered as among the most vibrant and fastest growing in the world. In 2016, the site’s watchtime grew by 65%, while hours of uploaded content jumped 145% locally. More than 70 local channels have been awarded the Silver Play Button (100,000 and more subscribers), and eight channels have received the Gold Play Button (over 1 million subscribers) last year.

Tickets to YouTube FanFest are now available through TicketWorld Manila. YouTube creators are also giving away passes to the show plus exclusive access to meet and greet sessions through their respective social media and YouTube channels.

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