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Insomnia50 as Multiplay hosts the inaugural Insomnia Awards Show


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Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, are delighted to announce the inaugural Insomnia Awards, part of Multiplay’s 50th LANniversary celebration at Insomnia 50, taking place at the Telford International Centre 29th November – 2nd December 2013.


The Insomnia Awards, which is designed to celebrate 50 incredible events and the community that helped make Insomnia events the largest gaming festivals in the UK, will be hosted by former Hollyoaks stars Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries, the creators of the new Youtube channel ‘We Got Game’ who have established themselves as successful television presenters with a passion for gadgets and gaming will be part of the fun fuelled charity evening in aid of this milestone event. To find out more about the event, including the Insomnia Awards Evening and to purchase tickets visit

Headline acts include critically acclaimed comedian Paul Tonkinson, winner of numerous awards such as Time Out ‘Stand Up Comic of The Year’ award and star of television and radio shows such as Channel 4’s Big Breakfast.  Joining the line-up will be the adrenaline fuelled glam-rock band ‘Saints of Sin’ who will be providing turbo-charged pop anthems after a phenomenal performance at Insomnia49.

The evening will be capped off with the world famous pub quiz, where up to 1000 festival attendees will pit their brains against each other, with all proceeds from the evening going to Multiplay’s dedicated charity Special Effect.

“The past two decades have been the most rewarding time of our lives, and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate this with our community,” Said Craig Fletcher, Multiplay CEO. “We’ve gone all out to make this a memorable evening, and we’re delighted to be able to do this in honour of Special Effect, an incredible organisation that uses technology and video games to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. By helping with rehabilitation, self-esteem and most importantly inclusion, they find a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities.”

Featuring some of the biggest eSports tournaments in the UK, Minecraft & Xbox Tournament Zones, as well as a dedicated Xbox One Lounge where players can try the latest console and games, not forgetting the new Indie Zone where indie developers can showcase their games for free, Insomnia50 takes competitive gaming to the heart of the community.

The event also allows fans access to the latest gaming technology in the exhibition hall whilst retro gaming arcades, card and board game areas and chill out lounges break up the competitive action.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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