Insomnia the Gaming Festival returns

Join the world of LAN gaming at the NEC.

Clear your diary and prepare for the ultimate celebration of gaming and gaming culture as Insomnia returns for #i71 at the NEC from Thursday 7th-Sunday 10th September.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 18th May and can be purchased through the official website

Insomnia day tickets start from £27, with children under 6 free and weekend passes kick off at £79, with a host of add-ons and goodies available, including full event camping with early festival access. A range of ticket options designed specifically for LAN gamers are available ranging from Lite passes priced from £89 for the weekend, through to VIP tickets from £290.

New for September are LAN lite passes, starting at £89 for the weekend, it’s the perfect option for anyone wishing to delve into the captivating world of LAN gaming for the first time. Clan boxes will also be available for the first time, allowing LAN groups the option of a private gaming space complete with options to personalise the area.

For gamers that simply can’t wait, a 24 hour pre-sale will take place on Wednesday 17th May and can be accessed by signing up to the newsletter here.

Established over 20 years ago Insomnia the Gaming Festival offers a weekend jammed to the rafters with non-stop gaming. Meet fellow players and special guests from the world of gaming, hang out with your favourite creators, attend panels, and compete in tournaments for prizes.

From curious first timers to die-hard fans, from family groups to friends looking for a great day or weekend out, the festival offers something for everyone. Players will be able to choose between a selection of gaming zones: tackle classic titles on a range of familiar consoles in the Retro area, jump into the world of VR and explore the latest tech in the Immersion area or give the screens a rest and take things analogue with an unrivalled collection of dice, trading card and TTRPG titles in the Tabletop area.

Fans of modern franchises will be able to choose from a massive selection to play and compete at. Daily tournaments will run all weekend returning for another year will be the Battle Royale Bunker, where gamers can face off against friends or family.

Live finals will take place on the Esports Stage, where you can watch the finals of the iSeries open tournaments or show matches between creators and pro esports teams.

The packed programme will also include special guests, live performances, cosplay, indie games, film content, music and a huge range of merch and collectables in the on-site marketplace. More news, guests and content will be released in due course.

For more information on show content, guest announcements and ticket options visit