Insomnia61 - The UK's Biggest Gaming Festival - NEC, Birmingham


Insomnia returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 25th - 28th August for its biggest show yet. Insomnia61 brings gamers from around the world together for four days of entertainment & community from across all walks of gaming.

Are you part of the 1Billion hours of YouTube watched each day? Meet your favorite YouTubers, buy their merchandise, grab an autograph & take a selfie in our Creator Zone.

Want to discover new worlds? Try our VR Zone, where you’ll play the hottest games on the latest gear.

Enjoy the good old days? Relive the glory days of everything from the Atari to the Playstation 2 in the Retro Zone.

Love games brought to life? Meet your favorite cosplayers, take part in costuming workshops, and take to the stage in our biggest cosplay masquerade ever, all at our Cosplay Zone.

Do you need the thrill of victory? All levels of competition are catered for across the show. In our Head2Head Zone you can challenge friends, parents, or complete strangers to a variety of classic games. From Quake to Rocket League, all your favorites are available to show your skills.

The Fighting Games Zone gives you the chance to compete in the latest fighting games, and learn the slickest combos from experienced veterans. Whether you’re a Tekken combo king, or a Street Fighter newbie, there’s a place for you at Insomnia.

Is AAA not your thing? Our Indie Zone brings together some of the best indie studios from around the United Kingdom and gives you the chance to play the hottest independent games at release, and help developers playtest games that are being seen for the very first time.

Sound exhausting? You can put your feet up, grab a coffee, and watch your children have the best day of their life in our comfortable Chill Zone.

This is just a taste of what’s on offer along with three stages featuring live shows all day, daily tournaments, indie games, marketplace and much, much more.

Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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