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YouTube FanFest returns to India for third year

MUMBAI: YouTube and Branded Ltd have announced the return of the YouTube FanFest to Mumbai, a live show and festival bringing together established and emerging YouTube stars from India and around the world with fans.

Now returning to India for the third time, YouTube FanFest gives fans the unique opportunity to meet their favourite internet heroes in person. This year, the FanFest is set to take centre stage on Friday, 18 March 2016 at DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai. Over 5,000 fans will get face-to-face with some of YouTube’s biggest stars, local internet sensations, and up-and-coming talent performing live on stage.

This year’s show features a dynamic mix of music, comedy, dance, fashion and much more, all together on one stage. The stellar line-up for the YouTube FanFest Mumbai encore features over 35 widely popular YouTubers from around the world, including Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, Connor Franta, All India Bakchod, SANAM, Kanan Gill & Biswa Kalyan Rath, East India Comedy, Bryden-Parth Music, Abish Mathew, Kaushal, Kenneth Sebastian, Kurt Hugo Schneider, and many more.

“Over the last few years, we have seen Indian YouTube creators capture the imagination of youth and win fans around the world. We’re delighted to host YouTube FanFest again in India for the third time to celebrate this new generation of YouTube stars and welcome some of our most popular global YouTube stars back to India,” said YouTube Asia-Pacific director of content and operations Gautam Anand.

“This FanFest in Mumbai is going to see the biggest line-up of YouTube stars we have ever had and they are all excited to be in India. More stars, more fun and more screaming fans in one of YouTube’s largest Asian fan bases,” said Branded CEO and co-producers of YouTube FanFest Jasper Donat.

To make this day more memorable, fans will have chance to get up close and personal with the stars at meet and greets and promotions run by the YouTubers themselves. Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Connor Franta will join several other global and local music sensations for their performances in Mumbai.

All free general admission tickets were sold out within an hour on http://www.youtubefanfest.com/in/. Additional tickets will be made available in the coming days via sponsors and announcements on @youtubefanfest. For those who cannot make the live show, YouTube FanFest will be livestreamed at http://www.youtube.com/fanfest.