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Insomnia65 - The UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival

23 - 26 Aug 2019
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Featuring UK first plays of the latest games like Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and Just Dance 2020 as well as hands-on gameplay of Borderlands 3 and more! Meet internet sensations WillNE, Seapeekay, Dangthatsalongname, Jacksucksatlife and more to be announced.

Huge Esports tournaments including Insomnia Masters and Belong Arena Clash finals will battle out on our Esports stage and witness the best gaming entertainment on our Main Stage. If that isn’t enough, hang out in our VR, Indie, Retro, Competitive & Battle Royale zones and prepare yourself for 4 days of non-stop gaming!

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