Insomnia62 – UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival

30 Mar - 2 Apr 2018
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Insomnia returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 30th March - 2nd April for its biggest Easter show yet.
Are you part of the 1 Billion hours of YouTube watched each day? See your favourite YouTubers this Easter. 

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? See your favourite cosplayers, take part in costuming workshops, and take to the stage in our biggest cosplay masquerade ever, all at our Cosplay Zone.

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 daily tournaments, live shows, a marketplace, and more.

Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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