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YouTube FanFest lights up Manila

The biggest event for YouTube Creators has come back to bring in more talent and even more Filipino flavor to the stage.

Filipino fans trooped to the World Trade Center, Pasay City, for a chance to meet and see 14 of their favorite YouTube creators live at the YouTube FanFest (YTFF). 
The show, which invites established and emerging YouTube stars and their fans from the Philippines and around the world, drew in crowds for a night filled with music, dance, and lots of fun. Now on its fourth year, YouTube FanFest also raised anticipation for the country’s biggest talents, with 10 homegrown YouTube creators headlining the electrifying grand show. 

Local sensations Janina Vela, Mikey Bustos, Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Michelle Dy, Pamela Swing, AC Bonifacio and Renee Dominique joined four international creators Matt Steffanina, Sungha Jung, Merrell Twins and D-trix for epic performances that kept the audience on their feet. 


The creator lineup brings in tow millions of fans from across the globe, and especially a vibrant Filipino YouTube community that follows and supports their content. Today, the Philippines has over 230 channels that reached 100K subscribers, and more than 15 channels with 1M+ subscribers—a meteoric jump from just 70 channels with 100K subscribers and 8 channels with 1M+ subscribers that YouTube announced last year. 

“We’re delighted to host YouTube FanFest again in the Philippines for the fourth time to celebrate this new generation of YouTube stars. We love coming here because of Filipino fans’ energy and enthusiasm, and to see international creators and homegrown Filipino talents shine on stage,” said Chris Schremp, YouTube’s Director of Global Creator & Artist Development. 

YouTube FanFest showcases some of today’s biggest YouTube creators and is co-presented by Globe Telecom and Vivo. Catch more of the action that happened on stage by following hashtag #YTFFPH and subscribing to the YouTube FanFest Channel

Check out some photos below:

THE RISE OF FILIPINO YOUTUBE CREATORS. Over 230 channels have 100,000 subscribers and more than 15 channels in the Philippines have reached the million subscribers mark, shared Director of YouTube Global Creator & Artist Development Chris Schremp in the recent YouTube FanFest. Some of these widely-admired creators performed live for their fans during the grand show held last May 11.  

DIGITAL STARS SIDE-BY-SIDE. Merrell Twin’s Vanessa, Michelle Dy, Matt Steffanina, and Niana Guerrero discuss their channels and what inspires them to continue creating content that best represents who they are. 

Fourteen digital stars took to the YouTube FanFest stage to connect with and perform live for their fans. This year’s lively ensemble included Ranz Kyle, AC Bonifacio, Niana Guerrero, Matt Steffanina, Mikey Bustos, (second row) Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Sungha Jung, Reneé Dominique, D-trix, Janina Vela, Merrell Twins (Nessa and Ronnie), Michelle Dy, and Pamela Swing.

YouTube creators turn the camera around to capture the excitement of the YTFF audience.

(Photo from YouTube) WATCHED BY MILLIONS. Creators brought their big talent and big personalities at the YouTube FanFest stage.

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