9-11 December 2016, The NEC Birmingham


The perfect introduction to the UK's biggest gaming festival, these tickets give you full access to all daytime activities, feature zones and the esports Stage and bar. You’ll get to play the latest AAA-titles first, see the stars of Twitch and YouTube and catch all the interactive shows on the Insomnia Stage.

Want to make a night of it? You’ll need to buy evening entertainment tickets separately.


We've made sure Insomnia59 is stacked with killer content for the whole family. This ticket gives two adults and two children access to all daytime activities, feature zones and the esports stage and bar on either the Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You'll all get to play the latest AAA-titles, see the stars of Twitch and YouTube and watch a host of live shows.

Want to turn a family day out into an all-nighter? You'll need to buy evening entertainment tickets separately.


The classic Insomnia Gaming Festival experience. This ticket gives you 24/7 access to the event for the whole weekend, including every feature zone and the esports stage and bar. It also grants you entry into our big prize esports tournaments. You'll get a designated seat in our LAN hall to set up your battlestation or console for the weekend, plus there's the option to come down on Thursday evening with our Early Arrival Service.

Don't forget, if you want to party all night long you'll need to buy an evening entertainment ticket separately.


Take your Insomnia gaming festival experience to the next level with the following add-on services:

Indoor camping

If you're travelling to Insomnia from afar, or simply can't bear the thought of being far from your battlestation take advantage of our weekend camping add-on. Please note, you'll need to be at least 16 years old and have either a weekend or BYOC ticket in order to camp.

Camping takes place in a designated area inside the NEC and each ticket entitles you to a pitch space of 2m x 2.5m. Your tent and camping and equipment must fit within this area, or you’ll be refused permission to pitch. No excuses, no exceptions. Sorry. You can however combine space allowance with others, for example two people can pitch a tent covering 4m x 5m.

Indoor camping opens at 9am on Friday. If you have an EAS ticket you can pitch your tent from approximately 1pm on Thursday.

BYOC Early Arrival Service (EAS)

Can't wait to get your Insomnia59 fix? With EAS you can attend the event from 6pm onwards on Thursday evening giving you an extra evening and entire night of LAN fun and games. On average, two thirds of our BYOC attendees add this service.

Battlestation rental

Interested in joining the BYOC community but don't own a PC? Fear not. With our rental service you can see what it feels like to join the PC Master Race for a whole weekend. Please note, you must have a BYOC festival ticket to rent gear.

Bundle rental:

Alienware Alpha R2 - GTX 960, iiyama 24" monitor, Razer Chroma peripheral set and standard cabling (Doesn't support 144HZ)

PC only rental:

Alienware Alpha R2 - GTX 960 (Doesn't support 144HZ)

Monitor only rental:

Iiyama 24" monitor