iGFest | The UK's Biggest Gaming Festival


That’s right, after 2 long years of Pandemic worries, being stuck indoors, Jackbox parties, “you’re on mute”s and online gaming with your friends, it’s time to get back to Insomnia! We can’t wait to welcome everybody back this Spring, 15th – 18th of April at the NEC, Birmingham. 

It’s been a long time since we’ve put out such a substantial announcement so we’d like to take this opportunity to clear up any confusion or questions you might have. If you still have questions or feel like something obvious hasn’t been answered then feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]

And as always, for the latest information, don’t forget to like and follow our social media channels, hop into our Discord and take a peek at the brand new Insomnia Forums.


Why have the ticket prices gone up?

Simply put, stuff costs more now! We haven’t changed the prices of our tickets for 8 years, absorbing the rising costs of running an event of this size so you don’t have to worry. These costs have been rising steadily for years but especially now, off the back of Covid, the events industry has seen a massive spike in the price of event services. We’ve held out as long as we could but now we have to raise our ticket prices in order to keep bringing you the Insomnia Gaming Festival you know and love!

We know we’ll get called “greedy” and “money-grabbing” by some, but we hope you understand we’re only doing what is necessary to keep running Insomnia for everyone!

There’s so many tickets! Which one is for me? 

We’ve made this handy flow chart so you can easily figure out what Insomnia Gaming Festival ticket is for you!

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This doesn’t include additional extras like camping, Pub Quiz and any potential evening shows. If you want to find out more about what tickets are available for you, you can check out https://insomniagamingfestival.com/ticket-types

Help! I can’t find the answer to my questions!!!

Woah, woah, take a deep breath, we’ll get through this together. If you haven’t already, we have an extensive FAQ around tickets, BYOC loyalty and the event in general right here. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, give us an email at [email protected] and I’m sure we can help with anything you need.

Where can I find out about your Covid policy and how you’re keeping safe?

Great question! Thanks for asking! We’re very aware that the pandemic is still very real and we’re taking every step we possibly can to make sure everyone feels safe and protected at Insomnia but without compromising the fun. As we all know, the government stance and rules change on a weekly basis so it would be unrealistic for us to have a guess at what the world looks like in Spring. However, you can view our most up-to-date Covid Policy here which will be updated regularly and we’ll be posting a complete Covid FAQ nearer to the event date.

Y no i67 this year?

It wasn’t an easy decision but we explored all the options to plan an Insomnia for this year but ultimately it seemed like a bad idea. With Covid restrictions and 3rd party restraints out of our control, we wouldn’t have been able to present an Insomnia Gaming Festival that would be up to the standard that you would expect from us. So instead, we decided it would be better to hold out until next year and come back properly. As Miyamoto once said; “a delayed event is eventually good, a rushed event is bad forever”. I’m paraphrasing.

Why is the next show i68? Why not i67 or i66?

It’s all tied up in legal nonsense but the tl;dr is that i66 will forever be the Insomnia lost to the pandemic. As for i67, we could see everyone on social media and Discord crying out for i67 August 2021 and as such, the team started referring to August Bank Holiday weekend as i67. Because that event never took place, i67 will also be another Insomnia lost to the pandemic aftermath. RIP i66 & i67.

I won free tickets to i66 before it was cancelled, will you be honouring these?

Yes! We have records of everyone who won a ticket for i66 and once tickets are on sale, See Tickets will be in touch as soon as possible with your free tickets. We have been in touch to let you know so make sure you check your emails!

Hi! I’m a creator/press/industry/indie developer person (I’m very multi-talented), will you have applications like previous events?

We will indeed! Unfortunately, these are taking just a little longer than we had hoped but our current aim is to get them live on our website and announced on social media early in the new year.

I’m also a dab hand at fixing network stuff, can I volunteer?

Absolutely! Volunteer applications are live now! 

Everyone asks when is Insomnia but no one asks how is Insomnia?

We’re doing great thanks for asking! It’s been a long few years since our last major event and we’re just so excited to come out of the cold of furlough and be working on Insomnia again. It’s a challenge getting back into the swing of it (Geo can’t even remember what LAN stands for) but we’re more determined than ever to put on the best event you could ask for and we can’t wait to see everyone in the spring!

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