YouTube FanFest returns to Toronto on August 13th - and it’s going to be even bigger and better!
After an incredible inaugural show in May 2015, YouTube FanFest returns to Toronto for a live showcase featuring some of the biggest Canadian and international YouTube stars on the planet.
Toronto’s own YouTube superstar Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII) will headline the show, alongside returning fan favourites Mike Tompkins and Humble the Poet. They will be joined this year by an incredible lineup of performers including AsapSCIENCE and musical artists Megan Nicole, Tiffany Alvord and Sam Tsui, Max Schneider and KRNFX. Dancers are also making a splash this year at FanFest, with Marquese Scott (WHZGUD2) and Poppin John ready to get everyone up on their feet.
The show will be hosted by Lauren Toyota, who is well-known to Canadians as a former MuchMusic VJ and host, and who has worked full-time as a YouTube Creator for the past few years, co-hosting her channel Hot for Food. Lauren will be joined by YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski of My Life as Eva, a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger.
We’ve also made a few changes this year, which we hope will make the experience even better for fans.
First, we’ve moved the show to the Molson Amphitheatre. Last year we had more than 15,000 fans arrive at Yonge Dundas Square, so moving to a bigger venue means that everyone will be more comfortable and have a great view of the show.
Second, this year’s show will be ticketed. No more lining up at 9AM in order to get close to the stage! Fans will be able to get their seats in advance, so you know you’ll have a spot to watch all the action. Tickets are priced at $30 for front section seats and $25 for middle and back section seats. And they go on sale 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 21 - click here!
And finally, we’ve upped the ante on Meet and Greets with your favourite Creators. We will be giving a limited number of ticketholders a chance to meet their favourite stars for free the day before the show. But here’s the catch - only ticketholders will be able to access the separate registration for Creator meet and greets. When we announce the meet and greet registration in the next few weeks these spots will go really quickly, so make sure you already have your tickets before registration goes live.
Check out the full list of participating Creators below - they are among the most-watched stars on the planet, with a combined reach of 34+ million subscribers, and a cumulative 4.6+ billion views!
Lauren Toyota (180K subscribers)
Eva Gutowski (6.5 million subscribers)
Lilly Singh (8.9 million subscribers)
WHZGUD2 (1.8 million subscribers)
AsapSCIENCE (5.2 million subscribers)
Max Schneider (1.3 million subscribers)
Mike Tompkins (1.7 million subscribers)
KRNFX (338 thousand subscribers)
Megan Nicole (3.5 million subscribers)
Poppin John (219 thousand subscribers)
Tiffany Alvord (2.8 million subscribers)
Humble the Poet (137 thousand subscribers)
Sam Tsui (2.4 million subscribers)
Check out www.youtubefanfest.com for more details and follow the conversation with the official hashtag #YTFFTO across the web:
- YouTube: FanFest
- Facebook: YouTubeFanFest
- Twitter: @YouTubeFanFest
- Instagram: @youtubefanfest
- Snapchat: youtubefanfest
- Google+: FanFest
Can't wait to see you at FanFest!
Posted by Fab Dolan, Head of Marketing, YouTube Canada