Here we go, it’s Summer in the City 2016 on Saturday! Relive the experience with us, as we dive through some of our best photos from the day…
While many people kicked off the weekend with Creator Day on Friday (if you didn’t, you can pretend you did by reading our photo recap here), Saturday is the day things really go off with a bang! So let’s look back on all the goings-on from the day.
As always, for many fans, their day begun waiting in a mahoosive queue. Smart attendees turn up an hour or two early to make sure they’re near the front of this beast.
One of the first panels of the day was Calling People Out Online. It featured creators such as Jack Dean, Leena Normington, Tom Ridgewell, and Alexa Losey. It was chaired by our very own Alex Brinnand, Co-Editor of TenEighty. Look at him and that cheeky smile. Read our recap of the panel here, and view more images here.
Over in Panel Room 3, the YouTube For Good panel was in full swing. This panel was all about how the community can get behind charitable causes and featured the likes of Hannah Witton, Suli Breaks, Niki and Sammy Albon, and Beckie J. Brown. Suli is totally rocking that pink cap. Read more about this panel here, or view images here.
Meet-and-greets are a big part of Summer in the City. Here’s Cherry Wallis looking purr-fect while meeting a fan. Check out more images from meet-and-greets here.
In the Creator Village, YouTube had set up this cool “chill” area. Many times we passed this place and saw knackered parents trying to get a moment’s peace. #saddads
Steven Bridges led the proceedings on the main stage’s first panel of the weekend, Collaborations. Niki and Sammy, Hannah Witton, Jon Cozart, Ricky Dillon, Josh Pieters, and Alexis G Zall talked about the ins and outs of collabs, complete with comfy sofas to make the other panel rooms jealous. Read more about this panel here, or view images here.
Yes, Jenna Marbles was in the building! This was her first trip to Summer in the City and her schedule was on complete lockdown. She spent a lot of her time meeting and greeting fans like the trouper she is. View more images of this here.
Kicking off in Panel Room 1, the Popularity vs. Integrity panel featured a wealth of content creators: Bertie Gilbert, Savannah Brown, Sammy Paul, and Jamie Jo, as well as US-based YouTubers Mikey Murphy and Luke Korns. Over the course of the discussion, panellists explored growth on YouTube, compromising content, and much more. Read all about it here, or look at more images here.
SPOTTED: Intruders from Facebook. That’s right, stars of Facebook Video were kicking it back at SitC this year. Straight over from Cardiff, here’s Elliott Giles and Chris Powell posing next to their merch stand and being photobombed. A+ work. For more images from around the Creator Village, click here.
The lovely Melanie Murphy stopped by our stand at the crafts fair to sign magazines for fans who wanted to see the exclusive interview we have with her that’s not even online yet! Lucky, lucky people.
Returning for a second year, the Filmmaking Q&A session saw Team KickThePj (PJ Liguori, Sophie Newton, Louis Grant, and Jamie Swarbrick) answer questions from budding filmmakers and fans. For more images of this, click here.
Back at the meet-and-greets, (half of) the late great Project Six were out in force: Sam King, Jamie ‘Chip’ Cottrell, and Adam Waithe. Chip is totally rocking that flower crown, the other two must be feeling left out. For more meet-and-greet images, click here.
How do you put yourself out there online if you’re struggling with your own mental health? Tackling the big issues, the Mental Health panel saw Gary C, Beckie J. Brown, and Wot Fanar delve in deep and get personal. The panel was hosted by Teoh Lander-Boyce, one of TenEighty’s Co-Editors. Read all about it here, or view more images here.
The lovely Midnight Beast chaps spent most of Saturday positioned at their merch stand meeting everyone they could. Here at TenEighty, we were so happy to have Stefan Abingdon, Dru Wakely, and Ashley Horne at the convention for the first time (the fact this was their first is a travesty!).
BookTubers were on point for their panel at Summer in the City. It featured the likes of Leena Normington, Candice O’Reilly, Hannah Witton, Aissetou N’Gom, Sanne Vliegenthart, and Rosianna Halse Rojas. Check out more images here.
More meet-and-greets! Here’s Jake Mitchell meeting a fan who is doing amazingly well at keeping her cool. We suspect her “JM” hat gives her away as a major fan though. For more images from meet-and-greets, click here.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mike and Jacob Trueman from the Fratocrats defacing an image of… is that… is that actor, singer, and Nobel Prize winner Daniel J. Layton? We can’t see from this distance, but if it is, then these boys need a telling off (/can you send us one in the mail please?).
Speaking of Daniel J. Layton, he had a few stints on the main stage interviewing various US-based creators who had flown over especially for SitC. Here he is interviewing Gabbie Hanna from TheGabbieShow, although he does look like he’s annoyed by something she just said. Sassy as ever, Dan. For more images, click here.
Back to the panels, and the heavily-anticipated return of the #YouTubeHonestyHour panel. This year it was hosted by Paul Neafcy, who spent most of it out in the audience to grab questions. It featured the likes of Jon Cozart, Laci Green, Jimmy Hill, Tim H, Daniel J. Layton, and Anna Brisbin. Read all about it here, and check out more images here.
Creators such as Maddy Vian were selling their amazing bits and bobs over at the Crafts Fair. We’re gutted we didn’t pick up Maddy’s Kitties in the City poster which featured all our faves in feline form. It was paws-itively claw-some. (Okay we’ll stop with the cat puns.)
Back at the meet-and-greets, Luke Korns takes a fun and intimate selfie with a fan. For more images of Luke’s meet-and-greet, click here.
The ever-amazing Alex Bertie and Jake Edwards were mingling around the Creator Village, and were more than happy to take selfies with fans who approached them. For more images from around the Creator Village, click here.
Somebody must’ve cracked a really good joke because Jazza John is having a good ol’ cackle. This was the Body Positivity panel which featured the likes of Em Ford, Scola Dondo, Carly Rowena, TomSka, Gracie Francesca Victory, Anna Saccone-Joly, and Jimmy Hill. For more images, click here.
Serving #SquadGoals in the lobby of the ExCeL Centre is no easy feat. But this squad featuring Sam Saffold-Geri, Taha Khan, and Ewan Mcintosh manage it. And they manage it smoothly.
Of course, when not on panels and meet-and-greets, a lot of YouTubers took to the floor to say hi, including Lucy Moon and Nathan Zed – who had flown over from the US just for this occasion! How lucky are we?
Pete Bucknall and Gary C held a very special meet-and-greet which included a sit down and a casual chat. Would you expect any less from these sweethearts? More images here.
Closing off Panel Room 1 was the LGBTQ+ Panel. It featured Dodie Clark, Jimmy Hill, Jake Edwards, Roland West, Rose Dix, and Rosie Spaughton. This was the third year in a row it was hosted by Jazza John, and as always, it was heartwarming and thought-provoking. Read all about it here.
There has never been a more kawaii meet-and-greet. But that’s what you get if you’re hanging out with Connie Glynn, Beckii Cruel, Abi Pop, and Kelsey Ellison. For more meet-and-greet images, click here.
Panel Room 2 closed off with the Creator / Viewer Divide panel. And you can FEEL the tension in this image. Go on Nathan, you tell Evan Edinger what’s what! The discussion also featured Steven Bridges, Jana Dam, and Dottie James. You can read all about it here or see more images here.
Hitting all those high notes and killing it on main stage, Jon Cozart made our hearts swoon with a knockout set. Honestly it was hard picking just ONE image, so you should really check them all out here.
That dress. That goddamn dress. Bethan Leadley, as always, was incredible on the main stage. But honestly, we just can’t get over THAT DRESS. For more images, click here.
TenEighty 2016 cover star and queen of SitC took to the main stage at 7.40pm, and the atmosphere was electric. Look at her rocking out on that ukulele!
A flute. And shades. We don’t think we should explain this image. It’s just perfect as is.
And of course ALL the best Summer in the City sets end with a stage invasion. Look at all that lot having the time of their life. We’ve got so many great images of Dodie’s set we’ve split it into two Tumblr sets, here and here.
Jack Howard (now sans that lovely jacket) was back on the main stage in no time at all to close out the festival with partner in crime Dean Dobbs. Don’t make that face about it Jack, you’ll enjoy it really!
This was the second year headlining for Jack and Dean, and once again they brought the goods with their laugh-filled show. If only we could do the same with our captions.
Here we get an intimate look into the behind the scenes creative process of Jack and Dean… Only kidding, it’s all an act for the show! (Or is it?)
WHEREVER YOU ARE
*fetches recorder from Dodie*
In what is quickly becoming a SitC tradition, Jack and Dean ended their set with a storming rendition of Consent featuring a stage invasion from all your favs. Perfect. If you want more pics of their headline set, check out our sets here and here.
So that was Saturday at Summer in the City 2016! There were laughs, there were tears, there were highs, there were further highs, and there was still a whole day left! We left the ExCeL exhausted but happy, and in anticipation of what Sunday would bring. (Apart of course from the traditional collective hangover.)
Photos by Aria Mark, Jon D Barker, and Rachel Kiki.
Want more from Summer in the City 2016?
Check out our Summer in the City tag, where you’ll find all of our coverage. Here’s a list of all the panels from Saturday that we reported on:
- Calling People Out Online featuring Alexa Losey, Tom Ridgewell, Jack Dean, Leena Normington, and Alex Brinnand
- YouTube for Good featuring Suli Breaks, Hannah Witton, Niki and Sammy Albon, and Beckie J Brown
- Collaborations featuring Ricky Dillon, Jon Cozart, Hannah Witton, Niki and Sammy Albon, Josh Pieters, Alexis G Zall, and Steven Bridges
- Popularity vs. Integrity featuring Sammy Paul, Mikey Murphy, Luke Korns, Bertie Gilbert, Savannah Brown, Jamie Jo, and Liam Dryden
- Mental Health featuring Gary C, Beckie J Brown, Wot Fanar, and Teoh Lander-Boyce
- Women on YouTube featuring Melanie Murphy, Hazel Hayes, Em Ford, Rose Dix, Rosie Spaughton, Scola Dondo, Adanna David, and Rosianna Halse Rojas
- #YouTubeHonestyHour featuring Laci Green, Daniel J. Layton, Jon Cozart, Tim H, Anna Brisbin, and Paul Neafcy
- Balancing YouTube with Everyday Life featuring Anna and Jonathan Saccone-Joly, Emma Blackery, Pete Bucknall, Oli Parsons, Eman Kellam, Lex Croucher, and Chris Foxx
- LGBTQ+ featuring Dodie Clark, Jimmy Hill, Jake Edwards, Rose Dix, Rosie Spaughton, Roland West, and Jazza John
- The Creator / Viewer Divide featuring Nathan Zed, Steven Bridges, Jana Dam, Evan Edinger, Dottie James, and Adam Spence
Give me more pretty pictures from Saturday!
We’ve got those loads of those too. Just click the link below to view to our exclusive Tumblr photo sets:
- Main stage: Jack and Dean Set 01
- Main stage: Jack and Dean Set 02
- Main stage: Dodie Clark Set 01
- Main stage: Dodie Clark Set 02
- Main stage: Bethan Leadley
- Main stage: Jon Cozart
- Main stage: Daniel J. Layton interviews
- Panel: Calling People Out Online
- Panel: YouTube for Good
- Panel: Collaborations
- Panel: BookTube
- Panel: #YouTubeHonestyHour
- Panel: Popularity vs. Integrity
- Panel: Filmmaking Q&A
- Panel Mental Health
- Panel: The Creator / Viewer Divide
- Panel: Body Positivity
- Meet-and-greets: Jenna Marbles
- Meet-and-greets: Luke Korns
- Meet-and-greets: Cherry Wallis
- Meet-and-greets: Gary C and Pete Bucknall
- Meet-and-greets: Various
- Creator Village at SitC 2016 Set 01
- Creator Village at SitC 2016 Set 02
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