Insomnia61 – UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival

25 - 28 Aug 2017
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If you have a BYOC ticket, don't forget to pick up your parking ticket, on-site from the merchandising stand.

Insomnia returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 25th - 28th August for its biggest show yet.

Are you part of the 1Billion hours of YouTube watched each day? Meet your favourite YouTubers, grab an autograph & 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 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 three stages featuring live shows all day, fighting games, daily tournaments, indie games, marketplace and much, much more.

Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Over bank holiday weekend (August 26-28) there will be engineering works at Euston station that may affect your journey. Please plan ahead and check your services on

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