It was only a matter of time before some clever festival organiser or other decided to pay homage to that great-grandaddy of internet memes and subcultures: The Cat Video.
Dog online popularity may be on the rise, but we all know who still ranks #1 in the digital animal stakes. Our Feline Masters. So festival founder James Elphick and crew will be putting on a night to remember on 25 November at the Coronet in London, including a series of cat-themed activities such as a cat gymnasium, cat meme gallery, feline cabaret and more.
“Join us for huge party celebrating the greatest cat videos that our furry overlords have to offer,” the festival’s website states. “A massive night of bangin caterwauling mewsic, cat-ivities and fierce feline performers! Lets make hisstory!”
15% of money raised will be donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
As tempting as it may be, Elphick recommends you leave actual pets at home.
“As much as we would love to have cats at the event, a venue with hundreds of people, bright flashing lights, loud music and dazzling projections is the last place that our furry friends should find themselves on a Friday night,” he said.