By Mheryll L. Alforte
The virtual edition of YouTube FanFest (YTFF) returns for its second year in the Philippines, presented by Globe and All Things Hair PH by Unilever. The online event will be divided into three episodes streaming live from Aug. 27 to 29 at 6:00 p.m. on the YouTube FanFest channel.
YTFF went virtual for the first time last year in line with the pandemic to provide uplifting content to Filipinos wherever they are and bring everyone together in spirit despite being apart. Aside from this, the online event will continue to celebrate diversity and inclusion through its 2021 show.
The 2021 YouTube FanFest celebrates food, music, local culture and the beauty of diversity as it gathers netizens’ favorite content creators and artists all across the Philippines.
The event’s stellar lineup features the biggest P-Pop group SB19, Filipino pop-rock band The Juans, singer-songwriters Zack Tabudlo, Reneé Dominique, and Lesha.
Joining the roster are the Philippines’ biggest content creators including dancers and siblings Ranz Kyle, Niana Guerrero and Natalia Guerrero, Mikey Bustos, ThatsBella, About Raf, Hazel Quing, Madam Ely, Tita Khrissy, itsclaudineco, and Raiza Contawi, and more.
True to its mission of inclusion, YTFF is putting a spotlight on creators from Cebu who will open the three-day virtual event.
The first episode, dubbed as “Island Life,” features Cebuano creators Medyo Maldito, Raphiel Shannon, and Snake Princess who will take fans on an adventure in the beautiful island of Cebu. Indai Allyn, G-FORCE and The Juans will join them, while Mikey Bustos will be present across the three episodes.
The beauty of diversity shines through on the second day named “Everyone is Beautiful” as lifestyle and beauty creators About RAF, Andree Bonifacio, Hazel Quing, itsclaudineco, Lesha, Madam Ely, Raiza Contawi, ThatsBella, and Tita Krissy Achino will take on a series of exciting challenges and collaborations that will surely make fans smile.
For “The Finale,” some creators from the first and second days will come together with Benedict Cua, Chef RV Manabat, Natalia Guerrero, Niana Guerrero, Ranz Kyle, Reneé Dominique, Simpol, SB19, Team Lyqa, and Zack Tabudlo to celebrate diversity, togetherness, and further surprise fans on YouTube in a special entertainment experience.
“YouTube aims to be helpful by providing uplifting content to Filipinos who are staying safe indoors and to our frontline heroes wherever they are. We strive to do this while celebrating diversity and inclusion, bringing together people from several walks of life including creators from our beautiful Pride community and from regions beyond Metro Manila,” said Gabby Roxas, Marketing Head of Google Philippines.