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Welcoming Twitch to Insomnia60

Today, Multiplay are extremely excited to announce Twitch as an event partner for Insomnia60!

After the amazing Twitch Stage at Insomnia58 last summer, we’ve been incredibly eager to bring both Twitch and Multiplay together again for what’s sure to be an amazing event!

The Twitch Stage at Insomnia60 is packed to the rafters all weekend with incredible content. From the Grand Finals of the Spring ‘17 Season of the UK Masters to ‘Twitch Partners Play’, with some of the top streamers on Twitch playing a variety of games throughout the weekend.

The Twitch Stage will also be home to all of our Insomnia60 tournament finals including CS:GO, Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League. Each of these tournament finals will include Road to the Finals, a segment with the hosts and casters detailing the story of the tournament so far.

Hosting the Twitch Stage over the weekend will be BethFreemanArtist and PhantomSFX, bringing a wealth of hosting talent to the halls of the NEC.

Head over to the Insomnia website to see the full content schedule: Here

Make sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook for more updates!

Friday

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors. 

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

 

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

 

Don your glad rags and come and join us for the most over produced Pub Quiz with the meme kings and fat mouse! 

Saturday

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

 

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

Check out Jaguar Skills live in the Auditorium

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Check out Wretch32 live in the Auditorium

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Check out Years & Years live in the Auditorium

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Check out Disciples live in the Auditorium

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Check out Chase and Status (DJ set) live in the Auditorium

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Sunday

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

A 70-piece orchestra playing all the hits from the video game series, Zelda.
Buy your Zelda ticket here

Monday

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

 

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

 

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

Come join the celebration this Spring as we look back at 20 years and 60 events of the Insomnia Gaming Festival! Live from our brand new Auditorium our Diamond Anniversary promises to be a party you don’t want to miss, with special guests helping us get the party started including Syndicate, The Creatures, Yogscast, Terroriser and more. We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 60th show, with our brand new house band (and house chef) so join us and our special guests as we cook up a show full of surprises, and look back at the history of the UK’s biggest and longest running gaming festival!

The Insomnia Show Live Trailer!

(please note that while we work hard to ensure they don’t, guest lineups may change!)

Welcome to the future. This Spring at Insomnia60 experience the technology you didn’t even realise existed with AWAKEN; an Interactive AI Experiment! In conjunction with Birmingham University and the UK Institute for AI Research, AWAKEN is a new live show unlike any other. Taking place in our specially designed Auditorium and featuring the latest in artificial intelligence from some of the world's leading researchers, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Make sure you head to the #insomnia60 Auditorium and be prepared to #askALANN some taxing questions...

Please note that our Auditorium stage shows now have set start times and limited capacity, so make sure you head to the Auditorium in plenty of time for the showing you wish to see! Don’t miss out on your preferred show time, as once the shows begin we cannot re-open the doors.

AWAKEN; An Interactive AI Experiment Trailer

 

Friday

Nintendo are taking on you, the audience, at various games from 1-2-Switch! Think you have what it takes to fire a gun, crack a safe or even milk a cow faster than them? Come to the stage and prove it!

Hit the hardwood with our special streaming guests as they form a team to battle it out on-court to smash, dunk and alley-oop their way to victory! Come for the (sorta) skill and stay for the team banter and prizes! Swish.

Tabitha Lyons & Nic Samiotis from Artyfakes demonstrate how to make a sword from foam. If you need that one special item to complete your costume this is the panel for you! Artyfakes were the very first prop and costume makers to stream on Twitch and regularly stream ‘how to make’ props and costumes for the gaming industry and cosplay.

Education in Minecraft, brought to you by the ImmersiveMinds team. ImmersiveMinds specialise in the use of technology and games-based learning as tools for learning in both curriculum and soft skills development with learners of all ages.

Think you’re good at Gang Beasts? Do you have what it takes to knock out the competition? Now's the time to prove it! Turn Up For What is an open challenge throw down where you punch strangers in the face and are applauded for doing so! In the game of course.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. Do you think you are the greatest Super Hero or Super-Villain at Insomnia? Then come and prove it!

Can you shake it like a polaroid picture? Then Don’t let us stop you now! Just Dance is back on the stage at Insomnia for your (and everyone else's) entertainment.

Saturday

Nintendo take to the stage again to showcase ARMS, their new fighting sport! Lucky audience members will get hands-on, too!

Behold the mighty 20-man Royal Rumble! Our special streaming guests will battle it out to see who is number one – BUT there’s a twist, YOU can step into the ring to participate in the Royal Rumble for a chance to win an XBOX ONE copy of WWE 2K17! Think you have what it takes to rule the Rumble?

Artyfakes bring Reaper from Overwatch to life! Learn how to make a Reaper mask from foam with Tabitha Lyons & Nic Samiotis, the first prop and costume makers to stream on Twitch. This panel demonstrates everything you need to know to create your very own Reaper mask from scratch, now you have the perfect excuse to voice Die! Die! Die!

Education in Minecraft, brought to you by the ImmersiveMinds team. ImmersiveMinds specialise in the use of technology and games-based learning as tools for learning in both curriculum and soft skills development with learners of all ages.

For the Cosplay Masquerade, we’re encouraging you to dress as a character you love. Be it from Anime, Gaming, TV, Film, it doesn’t matter if it’s bought or handmade, as long as you have fun doing it! For more information on cosplay at Insomnia60, CLICK HERE!

Make sure to come and see fighting game superstars, Ketchup and Mustard host a grudge match featuring Pro and Amateur players for Injustice 2. You could be selected to battle it out for exclusive merchandise bundles and the chance to win a PlayStation®4!

Baby we don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight, only a copy of Just Dance and a bunch of willing volunteers to get up on stage and dance the night away!

Sunday

Nintendo fans take to the stage to show their cosplays inspired by Nintendo's legendary The Legend of Zelda franchise.

Behold the mighty 20-man Royal Rumble! Our special streaming guests will battle it out to see who is number one – BUT there’s a twist, YOU can step into the ring to participate in the Royal Rumble for a chance to win an XBOX ONE copy of WWE 2K17! Think you have what it takes to rule the Rumble?

Tabitha Lyons & Nic Samiotis from Artyfakes demonstrate how to make a sword from foam. If you need that one special item to complete your costume this is the panel for you! Artyfakes were the very first prop and costume makers to stream on Twitch and regularly stream ‘how to make’ props and costumes for the gaming industry and cosplay.

Education in Minecraft, brought to you by the ImmersiveMinds team. ImmersiveMinds specialise in the use of technology and games-based learning as tools for learning in both curriculum and soft skills development with learners of all ages.

For the Cosplay Community Masquerade, we’re encouraging you to dress as a character you love. Be it from Anime, Gaming, TV, Film, it doesn’t matter if it’s bought or handmade, as long as it’s a fandom you love and you have fun doing it! For more information on cosplay at Insomnia60, CLICK HERE!

The Expo Stage will play host to an all-action tournament to celebrate the Wonder Woman film release in cinemas on June 2 alongside the upcoming release of Injustice 2 on May 19th.

Have you ever wanted to be Sean a Paul or Blu Cantrell ? Then breathe! Because now you can! It’s Just Dance Time!

Monday

Dawko is joined by a Nintendo representative to showcase the new features of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including the revamped Battle Mode! Lucky audience members will get to partake in four player races as well!

Hit the hardwood with our special streaming guests as they form a team to battle it out on-court to smash, dunk and alley-oop their way to victory! Come for the (sorta) skill and stay for the team banter and prizes! Swish.

Artyfakes bring Reaper from Overwatch to life! Learn how to make a Reaper mask from foam with Tabitha Lyons & Nic Samiotis, the first prop and costume makers to stream on Twitch. This panel demonstrates everything you need to know to create your very own Reaper mask from scratch, now you have the perfect excuse to voice Die! Die! Die!

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Think you’re good at Gang Beasts? Do you have what it takes to knock out the competition? Now's the time to prove it! Turn Up For What is an open challenge throw down where you punch strangers in the face and are applauded for doing so! In the game of course.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. Do you think you are the greatest Super Hero or Super-Villain at Insomnia? Then come and prove it!

It’s the Final Countdown! Nana-na-na… nana-na-na-naaa. Something something it’s Just Dance again!

Friday

Nerdout Music bring you the greatest tunes about all things geek. MarsBar loves Technology with a passion for Film and Promotional work. Bring your questions to the stage!

We’re sitting down with the creative minds from Snap Finger Click, creators of “ACT IT OUT!”. We’ll look into what it takes to turn an idea into a game and the challenges of being in the ever-growing Indie game space.

Join our wonderful streamers as they discuss how to grow your channel, build your brand & engage with your community on Twitch!

It’s interview time! We’ve grabbed League of Legends guests Kiandymundi and RossBoomsocks to sit down and talk about LoL and everything that makes them, well, lol ;)

Come and help professional artists Harry and Nina from the Yogscast make a thumbnail for a which will uploaded to YouTube later that day!

Our last Q&A of the day and what a session it will be! We’re joined by the dynamic duo 8-Bit Gaming, the Northern light Dawko and Scottish Sensation Razzbowski.

Saturday

What a way to start Saturday! Our two favorite League guests answer all of your questions! Example question: Who is worse? Teemo or Lux?

It’s time for another Indie Interview! We’ve got Dan and Ben from Toxic Games, creators of the Indie hit Q.U.B.E. to talk about everything to do with being an Indie Dev.

Do you want to be a YouTuber? Already have a channel but want advice from those who live and breathe it every day? This is the panel for you! And Tubes… sorry...

It’s that time again to throw two unsuspecting guests on a stage and ask them questions for 30 minutes! We’ve grabbed Twitch stars LTZonda & The Prenti to get all the juicy gossip on them and their channels.

Do you draw or doodle a lot and feel like you could do it for a living but don’t know how? We talk to our guest Scribble Toons about how to get yourself out there as an artist. As well as some fresh drawings that he’ll create during the panel for you!

This man needs no introduction from us. No seriously he’s massive you must have heard of him. Really? How? What are you doing with your life? Anyway, The Irish Legend is here on our stage to wrap up the day and answer your questions.

Sunday

It’s time for another Q&A! To start off Sunday, we’ve invited the wonderful Seapeekay and TheOrionSound to come and answer your questions. Maybe they’ll sing the answers if you ask nicely enough!

Do you want to be an Indie Developer? We’ve got James from Evil Twin Artworks who are making Warhammer fantasy ship game “Man O’ War: Corsair”.

Join our wonderful streamers as they discuss how to grow your channel, build your brand & engage with your community on Twitch!

We’ve got GTA expert NoughtPointFour in to tell us about how he started and the challenges of making fresh content every day for his fans. Sounds exhausting to be honest, GG.

Come and help professional artists Harry and Nina from the Yogscast make a thumbnail for a which will uploaded to YouTube later that day!

You bring the Q’s they got the A’s, it’s our final Q&A for Sunday and BigBStatz and Mini Muka are here to answer everything, no seriously, everything!

Monday

It’s our final Q&A of Insomnia60 and we could think of no one better than Seapeekay & Mini Muka to help us answer your final questions. Be armed with your best ones!

We all love Indie’s and we’ve got one last treat for you! Hut90, developer of “Akuto: Mad World” a fast paced action game with swords and guns, are here to tell all about creating games.

Do you want to be a YouTuber? Already have a channel but want advice from those who live and breathe it every day? This is the panel for you! We won’t make the same joke twice... Still sorry…

We bring TheOrionSound back to the creator stage once again to tell us all about himself and his story about his channel. Please someone bring this man a piano!

We’ve got the amazing people from the StreetPass UK podcast talking to us about how they grow and maintain their community.

A dive behind the scenes of Insomnia with the network team, discussing the challenges of building temporary networks for the UK's largest gaming festival. These guys are literally the internet IRL.

Friday

Why not ask BethFreemanArtist & PhantomSFX anything you want on the Twitch Stage

Come and see Hannah & Caff live on the Twitch stage

Come and see Messiah_tr & Jay1fifaking play Fifa on the Twitch stage

Come and see Sco & Djarii play World of Warcraft on the Twitch stage 

Ask Sco & Djarii anything on the Twitch Stage 

Get up to speed with the tournament so far for the UKMasters Season 3. 

Come and see who will become the new UK Masters Champion 

Saturday

Come and learn some of the best tips from RavenHS about Hearthstone.

Come and see Kelly_Jean, RossBoomSocks, Foxdrop, Phy_LoL & HuzzyGames play League of Legends on the Twitch stage 

Come and see Valkia, LeahLovesChief, Meganyy, JustJamieHDG & Overwatch Central (Ryan & Mysca) play Overwatch on the Twitch stage

Come and ask Valkia & Onscreen anything you want on the Twitch stage

Come and see xLindsayJane, TwoAngryGamersTV & angrysausagetv play For Honor on the Twitch stage

Tommy and Adam look back and play the games that shaped their lives

Get up to speed with the tournament so far on the Twitch Stage

Come and see who will win the Insomnia60 Rocket League Open 

Sunday

Come and see the highlights from the League of Legends Open on the Twitch Stage

Come and see who will win the League of Legends Open at Insomnia60 

Come and see the highlights from the Overwatch Open at Insomnia60 

Come and see who will win the Overwatch Open on the Twitch Stage

Get up to speed with the tournament so far on the Twitch Stage

Come and see who will be the winner of the Counter Strike Open at Insomnia60

Monday

Come and take on BethFreemanArtist & PhantomSFX on the Twitch stage

Come and see Onscreen, PhantomSFX, Lewpac22 & justnvc play CS:GO on the Twitch stage 

Come and ask onscreenlol anything you want on the Twitch stage

Come and see Yogscast: Turps & Harry on the Twitch stage 

Come and see Twitch partners transform an audience member using basic materials. 

Come and take on Showdown on the Twitch stage

Friday

Teams will be able to attend and register ready for CWL

Come and see the first Open Bracket Rounds

Come and see the Pools Rounds 1-3

Saturday

Come and see Pools Rounds 4-6

Come and see the CWL Open Bracket Rounds

Come and see the CWL Championship Bracket

Sunday

Come and see the Championship Bracket in CWL

Come and see the Championship Bracket at the CWL 

Come and see the Championship Finals of CWL 

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