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Top UK and US YouTube, Social Media Stars and Pioneering Executives to dominate first VidCon London

10,000 fans, industry executives and social media stars expected to attend VidCon London
LONDON, UK(10/2/2018) -

VidCon, a Viacom company, will host a bank of British, European and US social media superstars, content creators and executives at its inaugural VidCon London event February 14 - 17 at the ExCel London. Follow for more @VidCon and www.YouTube.com/VidCon and www.vidconlondon.com to purchase tickets.

Hank Green, Co-Founder of VidCon, said “London is a market that’s very important to the global creator economy and home to a diverse and rich set of creators and fans that represent the VidCon community. We’re excited to bring the event to the UK so fans, creators and the industry can connect with each other to celebrate online video in new ways.”

VidCon is the longest established festival and summit for the creator and online video community of its type and has expanded year on year, with more than 90,000 attendees worldwide in 2018. The event has expanded into new markets including Australia and Europe and continues to grow its global footprint. Heading into its tenth year is the US, VidCon is the most influential event for industry, creators, and communities within online video.

Jim Louderback, CEO of VidCon, said “VidCon will continue to expand into a global media and content brand. VidCon London represents an important new market for VidCon, and coupled with our successful second year in Melbourne with VidCon Australia VidCon has truly become a global brand. We're looking forward to bringing the successful global VidCon format to London.”

Fans will be able to engage with and participate in live on-stage performances, keynotes, panels, interactive experiences, creator meet and greets, and innovative brand activations.

VidCon London will focus on innovation and diversity in the creator community, with a range of vertical genres represented and creators from a number of different platforms, including a dedicated PodCast room for the first time with live broadcasts. Industry speakers from Jungle Creations, BBC, Buzzfeed and more will participate in keynotes, networking and Q&A sessions.

"The show will spotlight a variety of content and experiences that celebrate the diverse interest and lifestyles of London," said Jacques Keyser, Director of Content, VidCon London. "We'll be celebrating communities from beauty, gaming, travel, animation, LGBTQ+, politics and advocacy and more. It's an incredibly exciting time for online video and social media platforms and the diverse audiences who are powering them. We look forward to the very first VidCon London."

VidCon will announce additional headlining creators, pioneering companies, executives and brand activations in the coming months.  

The first line up is as follows (information correct as of 1st October 2018):

  • Abz & Fio

  • Amber Doig-Thorne

  • Anna Maynard

  • Ben Phillips

  • Dean Dobbs

  • Elle Mills

  • Hank Green

  • Hannah Witton

  • Jack Howard

  • Jack Maynard

  • JaidenAnimations

  • Jasmine Clough

  • Joe Tasker

  • Just Jodes

  • KingKennyTV

  • Lee Hinchcliffe

  • Life Of Boris

  • Mark Ferris

  • Mikey Pearce

  • Millie T

  • Niki & Sammy

  • Nikki Lily

  • Niko Omilana (NDL)

  • Patricia Bright

  • Riyadh K

  • Sophia & Cizna

  • Sophie Clough

  • STORROR

  • TheNewAdamB99

  • TheOdd1sOut

  • Yas and Hals

  • Elle Adams

  • Saffron Barker

  • Anastasia Kingsnorth

  • Roxxsaurus

About Vidcon

VidCon US, VidCon AU and VidCon LDN (forthcoming) are the world’s largest events for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Across the three events, VidCon will host more than 100,000 attendees, in aggregate, via a variety of live on-stage performances, panels, fireside chats, interactive experiences, fan and creator meet & greets, brand activations and more. VidCon's flagship show, VidCon US, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2019. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creator Hank Green and was acquired by Viacom in 2018.

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