New Delhi: YouTube India’s FanFest Showcase is now coming to the national capital for the first time at JLN Stadium on March 17 at 7.30 pm.
The YouTube FanFest Delhi will feature performances by Bhuvan Bam, Aksh Baghla, Sejal Kumar, Mostly Sane, Voice of Ritu, The Timeliners, Technical Guruji, Carry Minati, Nazar Battu Productions, Team Naach, Captain Nick, Lalit Shokeen, Hasley India and Sadak Chhap.
Kicking off from Hyderabad, YouTube FanFest will tour four cities across India, Chennai (March 4), Bengaluru (March 10), Delhi (March 17) and finally Mumbai (March 23).
The 2018 edition of the YouTube Fanfest will be the biggest talent extravaganza, bringing together established and emerging YouTube stars and their fans.
Taking the excitement a notch higher will be a diverse mix of music, comedy, magic, dance and fashion creators from India, including Ashish Chanchlani, Be You Nick and Melvin Louis in Mumbai, Mahathalli, VIVA and Chai Bisket in Hyderabad; Madras Meter, Put Chutney and Smile Settai in Chennai; Abish Mathew, SnG Comedy and Jord Indian in Bengaluru.
Satya Raghavan, Entertainment Head, YouTube in India, said, “Indian creators are on a meteoric rise. Last year, we had 12 creators with 1 million subscribers. This year that number has grown to 100. That’s 7 creators crossing 1 million subscribers every single month. What’s more incredible is the diverse nature of the platform that welcomes creators from all parts of the country. We are seeing more creators coming from smaller cities and finding a nationwide and global audience on YouTube. Now in its fifth year, YouTube FanFest has become a showcase for talent that everyone aspires to be a part of and brings together the best of India and the world on the same platform. We want to celebrate the diversity and passion of YouTube communities in the country,” he added.
Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded, co-producers of YouTube FanFest, said, “This FanFest is going to see the biggest line up of YouTube stars in more locations than ever before. More stars, more cities, more fun and more screaming fans in one of YouTube’s largest Asian fan bases.”
Over the years, Indian YouTube creators have captured the imagination of youth and got fan love from around the world. This year’s live show and the festival will witness more than 21,000 screaming fans in the audience across 5 cities, who will get face-to-face with over 55 YouTube stars, local Internet sensations, and up-and-coming talent, performing live on stage, making it the biggest YouTube FanFest ever.
The YouTube stars present include magician and America’s Got Talent finalist Collins Key (10 million subs on YouTube); American YouTube creator and popular Viner, author, comedian, singer-songwriter Gabbie Hanna (5.3 million subs on YouTube) and dance sensation Matt Steffanina (7.3 million subs on YouTube) who took the Internet by storm with his moves on ‘Mi Gente’ last year. Joining them at Jio Gardens, Mumbai will be Indian YouTube stars Carry Minati, Melvin Louis, Girliyapa, Neha Kakkar, Ashish Chanchlani among others.