YouTube has more than 1 billion users with 300 hours of video uploaded every minute. To celebrate its user, Google and YouTube have announced the YouTube FanFest will take place in Toronto on May 2nd — nice of them to select Toronto for its debut in North America.
The free event will be at Yonge-Dundas Square, and also streamed live streamed on YouTube, will host some of the most popular YouTube stars on the planet and also give fans an opportunity to “get up close and personal.” The complete list of YouTube celebs are below, but involves music, comedy, fashion, education and beauty with a total subscriber reach of 59.9 million, with over 6.8 billion views.
– Jenna Marbles (14.8 million subscribers)
– Bethany Mota (8.4 million subscribers)
– IISuperwomanII (5.3 million subscribers)
– LaurDIY (1.4 million subscribers)
– David Choi (992 thousand subscribers)
– Michael Stevens of Vsauce (8.5 million subscribers)
– Veritasium (2.2 million subscribers)
– Kina Grannis (1 million subscribers)
– Kurt Hugo Schneider (5.2 million subscribers)
– Macy Kate (186 thousand subscribers)
– JusReign (472 thousand subscribers)
– Daniela Andrade (534 thousand subscribers)
– Mike Tompkins (1.4 million subscribers)
– Madilyn Bailey (2 million subscribers)
– Harley Morenstein and Epic Meal Time (6.7 million subscribers)
Previous YouTube FanFests have been held in India, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Australia and Japan.
Laura Lee, Global Head of Top Creators, YouTube, said, “Canadians are among the world’s most dedicated and passionate YouTube fans. YouTube FanFest is a one of a kind experience and we can’t wait to share the excitement with fans in Toronto.”
Sam Sebastian, General Manager of Google Canada, stated, “We are thrilled that the first YouTube FanFest to land in North America is going to be in Toronto, which is a hotbed of creativity on YouTube. For nearly a decade, Canadians have embraced the creative power of YouTube to share their music, their comedy, their stories and their ideas. As a result, they have found new audiences for their work, both at home and around the world.”