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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Rapture gaming festival coming to Colchester, Reading, Fife, Cardiff & Newcastle in 2018

Calling all gamers the 2018 Rapture Gaming Festival UK tour across the UK covers 15 dates, five venues this July to October.

This unique gaming spectacle takes virtual gaming onto a live stage The weekend family-friendly shows are suitable for all ages. Games can immerse themselves in a live gaming experience. The main Rapture Stage hosts tournament finals, interactive games and panel interviews on how to become an online streamer.

Adult gamers have an exclusive 18+ night with a unique after-party atmosphere. Hosting a 60-hour Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN party (all venues except Fife) and its own prize tournaments hosted on dedicated private servers. LAN ticket holders will enjoy early access to an exclusive over 18s LAN area from 10am Friday enjoying a weekend of gaming until 10pm Sunday.

With no fewer than nine separate zones.
Look out for

  • Minecraft & Roblox Zone Stage – dedicated area with dozens of consoles & PC plus daily tournaments. 
  • The General Gaming Zone – all modern free play content, on the latest console & PC
  • VR Zone – Over 6 VR setups with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.
  • Tournament & Competition Zone – pit your skills against others.
  • Retro Gaming Zone – with classic consoles & games.
  • Tabletop Gaming Zone – from Warhammer to WW2, bring out your ‘inner geek’ and socialise with the Rapture community over some tabletop games. 
  • Indie Zone – get up close and hands-on with independent game developers.
  • Merch Zone – merchandise and souvenirs market place.
  • Cosplay Village – with prizes in the masquerade, talks and live demos. Share your creations take photo opportunities the cosplay community is here for you.

Special guests stars will be attending at all venues – with gaming streamers, YouTubers, vloggers and even a chef.

A huge variety of gaming opportunities plus thrilling stage entertainment, Rapture Gaming Festival promises an action-packed agenda of festival fun!

Rapture Gaming Festival opens on 20 July in Colchester, visiting Reading, Fife and Cardiff before closing in Newcastle on 12-14 October.

Tickets are available now via

Ticket information:

  • General Admission Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) - £14

  • General Admission Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) - £22

  • VIP Upgrade Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) £40

  • Group Saver Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) - £40 for groups of 4

  • Group Saver Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) - £80 for groups of 4

  • LAN Party General Admission Ticket - £60

  • LAN Party VIP Ticket - £150

  • After Life (Saturday Only) / LAN Party – 18+ Only

  • Day/Weekend Entry - All Ages (Under 12s accompanied by an adult) - until 6pm

2018 Tour Dates:

  • 20-22 July - Colchester Charter Hall 
  • 27-29 July - Reading Rivermead 
  • 10-12 August - Fife Rothes Halls 
  • 7-9 September  - Cardiff University 
  • 12-14 October - Newcastle Northumbria University 

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