YouTube Prepares to Rock VidCon with First Ever “YouTube OnStage”
For the first time ever YouTube and VidCon are partnering to produce a live entertainment showcase to kick off the 8th Annual VidCon. YouTube OnStage will be an electric celebration of the cultural trends and notable artists from the history of YouTube (yes, it’s already been 12 years)!
Multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo, whose current hit “Swalla” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign has over 211 million YouTube views, will headline the event and perform some of his fan favorites.
The high energy 90-minute show presented by Pop-Tarts® will be held on Wednesday, June 21 at The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and will be open to all conference attendees through a ticket lottery system.*
Additionally, the audience of more than four thousand fans can expect performances from: Todrick Hall, who starred in Broadway’s Kinky Boots and will produce and star in the show’s opening number; Grace VanderWaal, America’s Got Talent winner, performing her new single; and a special dance performance from So You Think You Can Dance winner Fik-Shun, along with YouTube dance sensations Dytto and Poppin John.
In 2016, VidCon hosted more than 26,400 fans, creators, and industry leaders to celebrate the transformational power of online video. With YouTube OnStage kicking off this year’s event, the program for 2017 is expected to be even bigger and more dynamic than ever.
YouTube is the title sponsor of VidCon.
*Visit VidCon.com/onstage by June 2 for more information and to enter the lottery for admission to YouTube Onstage (Entrants to the lottery must be registered for VidCon).
Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company.
VidCon is the world’s largest conference for and about online video. Held each summer in Anaheim, California, VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders for three days of celebration, introspection, and discussion. Hank and John Green founded VidCon in 2010, and total attendance in 2016 was 26,400. For the fifth year in a row, YouTube has signed on as the title sponsor.