Manchester has been chosen as the place to host an amazing line-up of famous YouTubers in November, as part of the all-inclusive family day out Digital Kids Show.
World renowned gaming legend, Ali-A, who has over 13,500,000 subscribers across his two channels and more than three billion video views, has been confirmed to appear at the 2017 event, which returns to EVENTCITY in Manchester from Saturday 18th – Monday 20th November.
His MoreAliA channel was the number one most subscribed to channel in July 2016. Ali is one of the world’s most popular and influential producers and is at the forefront of the YouTube revolution.
Joining Ali at the show is celebrity YouTuber, Oli White, who has nearly 5 million subscribers across three channels.
Oli is best known for his challenge and collaboration vlogs with some of the biggest YouTubers in the world as well as the Brothers Do Science series alongside his brother James.
Vlogging isn’t the only string to Oli’s bow, he’s also the author of two books and is a regular on TV shows like CBBC’s Junior Bake Off and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Prolific Minecraft artist and YouTube star, The Wizard – previously known as Wizard Keen – is also confirmed to appear at the show, where he will be holding Minecraft masterclasses for event attendees.
The Wizard, who possesses more than 48,000 subscribers on YouTube, is known for his innovative Minecraft creations and videos and his starring role alongside Stampy on the Wonder Quest series.
8 year old YouTube star, Beau Koster, from Beau’s Toy Farm, will also be appearing at the event. The London-based vlogger has over 7,700 subscribers on YouTube and is a big hit with brands such as Warner Brothers and Lego.
He posts reviews of toys and games, and has 13,800 followers on Twitter. Koster has also recently appeared on TV’s Little Big Shots with Dawn French.
100 lucky ticket holders will also have the rare opportunity to attend a VIP meet and greet with Ali, and Oli, where they will be posing for pictures and signing autographs alongside some of the other stars of the show.
A weekly ballot for a meet and greet at the show with the YouTube megastars will be held every Thursday from 22nd June 2017 until the event in November, with those who have bought tickets from www.digitalkidsshow.co.uk automatically being entered to win. Two ticket holders will be randomly selected per week. Terms and conditions apply.
Additional VIP upgrades, for meet and greets, will go on sale to existing ticket holders, nearer the date of the event.
Aisha Tilstone, Producer, commented: “It’s not every day you get to meet such an amazing line up of YouTubers and have an awesome day out with the family. This event is all about having fun with tech and enjoying the opportunities it provides us. We wanted to keep the event in Manchester so previous and new visitors enjoy an epic day of seeing live shows with mega YouTubers and TV stars, amazing entertainment, adrenaline-fuelled activities and interact with new and emerging tech and games for the whole family. This year’s line-up is beyond amazing. No other event offers families a great day out with the likes of global influencers like Ali and Oli on one bill. We’re delighted to not only provide fans with an opportunity to meet and greet these legends via the ballot but also give visitors the opportunity to ask them questions about what inspires them and how to become a successful YouTuber. Having the likes of the Minecraft guru, The Wizard, appearing and being able to hear him talk about his amazing creations is so exciting. No one knows Minecraft like The Wizard. And toy and tech fans alike will love hearing from Beau, who has really made a name for himself with his toy reviews.”
Attendees will be able to enjoy active fun showing off their skills at a Micro Scooter disco, parkour zone hosted by Salford’s own Evolve Parkour, and to get you into the festive spirit, there’s even an ice rink for all ages.
A dedicated family gaming zone will provide gaming fun for the whole family, including a Gamer Bus, Minecraft Hub and family friendly gaming, Augmented Reality and VR.
7 – 11 year olds will learn about staying safe online in fun and interactive DigiSafe Cadet workshops from Barclays Code Playground, while parents can attend sessions with Barclays Digital Eagles to learn about keeping their children safe online and understand current themes of online activity popular amongst this age group.
On Monday 20th November, more than 600 schools from Greater Manchester and around the UK are invited to take part in DKS Edu for a day of debates, seminar sessions and keynote speeches.
The education day will address online dangers in the classroom, discuss how to encourage uptake of STEM subjects and introduce education leaders to the benefits of connecting with pupils via gaming and the digital world.
Early bird tickets for the Digital Kids Show are limited and are now on sale via www.digitalkidsshow.co.uk for £21 plus booking fees for individual tickets, or £75 plus booking fees for a family ticket (four people, including a minimum of two children.) Under twos go free. All activities and attractions are included in your ticket.
The Digital Kids Show is a unique day out of techtastic family fun, including everything from live shows with YouTubers, to the latest family games and internet safety workshops.
For more information and to buy tickets, visitwww.digitalkidsshow.co.uk