YouTube VidCon

The largest industry-leading online video conference in the world


The who's who of YouTube, street artist Heesco and the freshest DJs in town all came together in Melbourne’s hottest new venue, Metropolis, for a party that required a few panadols in the morning! This extravaganza kicked off the largest industry -leading online video conference in the world - VidCon, sponsored by YouTube.


The local YouTube team and Fourth Wallers delivered an official VidCon Launch party, featuring a sensational DJ set by Mike Tompkins, which provided the backdrop for impressive dance moves by Hank Green.
Top international creators and clients were also treated to the ultimate Melbourne-themed YouTube Lounge experience, which included a sumptuous menu curated by award-winning chef Frank Camorra from Movida.
We also gave superfans a rare chance to become superheroes, by getting up close and personal with their favourite YouTube artists, thanks to the YouTube Originals-branded pop-up studio.


Attended by more than 7,000 people, this event was the southern hemisphere’s first-ever VidCon, and one of just two times it's ever been held outside the USA. We’re especially proud of our VidCon efforts, considering YouTube have already committed to returning to Melbourne in 2018.