Insomnia Gaming Festival is coming to Dublin

Welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year, Insomnia Gaming Festival is the biggest and longest running games festival in the UK, Insomnia is now coming to the Republic of Ireland this November as part of a multi-year agreement with Irish based company SWD Events! Insomnia Gaming Festival will be coming to the RDS on 9 and 10 November, for a weekend of non-stop gaming action. have got hold of 2 VIP passes to give away, you want them? Get all the way to end and enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning.

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Insomnia Gaming Festival Dublin is brought to you by the same teams behind the recent Dublin Comic Con, GamerFest and Games Expo Ireland so seasoned gamers will find plenty of entertainment at the show including the latest video games, Youtuber meet and greets, competitive eSports, Cosplay, Indie Dev Zones, main stage demos and panel discussions.

Sarah Whittaker, Head of Sales, Marketing and Content at GAME commented:

“Insomnia UK has been instrumental in driving consumer engagement in gaming events for over 20 years and we are continuing to take the Insomnia brand to new territories.We can’t wait to head over to Ireland and bring all the elements of the event to an engaged Irish gaming community at Insomnia Dublin this November.”

Insomnia Gaming Festival events in the UK tend to get over 70,000 attendees, so they are expecting big things out in the RDS. If you decide to go to Insomnia Dublin, you will be able to experience the brand new Vive Cosmos, the latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system from HTC.

The Republic of Players will be hosting the Insomnia Live Studio featuring interviews with special guests and live gaming action throughout the show.

The Esports roster will be jam packed and includes Overwatch, FIFA 20, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. and the eagerly awaited Fortnite Challenge featuring a prize pool of over €1,000 worth of cash prizes and gaming goodies.

Youtubers currently scheduled to attend Insomnia Gaming Festival Dublin are:

  • Ireland’s No.1 Fortnite Player – Dublin native Joshua Juliano
  • UK YouTuber Pyrocynical who has an audience of 3.5m and it will be his first time attending a Dublin Festival.
  • Call me Kevin
  • RTGame
  • NerdOut! Music
  • AntiTinkerbell
  • Impact Game Station
  • Little Mar Man
  • All Cast Irish Gamers
  • Discreet

John Romero will also be in attendance and will be discussing game development and design. Also, Jigsaw is the official charity of Insomnia Dublin and will be at the festival promoting awareness of the work they do in supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland. A number of joint initiatives will take place over the course of the festival, including a live stage panel discussion regarding gaming and mental health.

For more information and to purchase tickets see

We’ve teamed up with Insomnia to give one lucky person the two VIP tickets to the show, as long as you’re over 18, just fill in the form below and we will announce the winner on November 1st.

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