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Love playing video games, or watching people play them online? Insomnia56 is the latest instalment of the UK’s biggest gaming festival, and tickets are available now.

Featuring an incredible roster of special guests plus LAN gaming areas, Q&A sessions, esports tournaments, an exhibition hall and more, Insomnia56 at The NEC Birmingham is perfect for gaming enthusiasts of all ages.

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BYOC / Console Tickets

These tickets include

  • Bring your own PC / console
  • Join in with the UK’s biggest LAN
  • Enter any of our BYOC esports tournaments
  • 24/7 access to the UK’s biggest gaming festival
  • Watch all the action on our various stages
  • Browse our thriving Exhibition Hall
  • Social activities throughout the weekend
  • Camping available (spaces limited)

Festival Tickets

Visitor / Festival Tickets

These tickets include

  • Play brand new games in our Exhibition Hall
  • See your favourite YouTube stars
  • Watch all of our live stage show action
  • Visit our Indie Zone, Retro Zone & more
  • Enter our daily competitions & tournaments
  • Buy the latest gaming & YouTuber merch
  • Enter competitions and giveaways all weekend
  • Watch Panel Talks, Q&A sessions and more

Visitor Tickets


Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT



Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

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When you attend Insomnia, you’re participating in an event that’s been running for over 14 years. If this is your first event, we highly recommend checking out our What is Insomnia? page.

This page explains what the Insomnia Gaming Festival is, and what each of our ticket types give you access to. Check it out below to figure out the best way for you to participate in the UK’s biggest gaming festival.

What is Insomnia?


Insomnia is an event that means different things to different people. From the core BYOC LAN Gaming halls through to esports, the main stage, the exhibition hall and more, Insomnia is packed with so many features that it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s going on.

To find out what’s happening at the next event, we’ve set up a page that’s updated with all the latest info, content, features and more. There’s something for gamers of all backgrounds at Insomnia, so find out more below.

What’s On at i56

Find out about everything happening at Insomnia by heading over to our What’s On Section

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