Insomnia65 | The UK's Biggest Gaming Festival


Insomnia Gaming Festival has been inviting volunteers to gaming events for over 20 years and it’s a fantastic way to give your time and have a great time doing it! Whether you steward, help with stage content or work on the festival’s infrastructure, you will be joining a team of hundreds, united by the love for gaming.

There are several teams that get involved in the event from running tournaments to BYOC activities. Please refer to the list below to see more details about each team at the event*.

*To apply as a volunteer at Insomnia, you must be 18 or older.

Hover over pictures to see descriptions for each team!


  • Once you’ve applied, the Insomnia Festival Team will review all applications, and invite successfully candidates to officially ‘sign-up’ (congratulations!).
  • Before the festival, your Team Leader will confirm site plans, and you’ll be sent more details about the event, including an outline of your personal schedule (you’ll need to turn up to all allocated shifts!).
  • All volunteers will get: 4 complimentary Family & Friends tickets for Monday, and the opportunity to apply for a BYOC seat (subject to limited availability).
  • Uniform is provided for live event days.
  • Food is provided for each day you’re on shift.
  • Campsite access is included at the main Insomnia series (NEC).
  • Parking is included (Limited Spaces).
  • Unfortunately travel cannot be expensed and will need to be arranged individually.
  • If you have booked your ticket and are accepted to become a Volunteer you will be unable to request a refund.
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