Pokémon singer Jason Paige performing live at Insomnia Gaming Festival

The three-day gaming extravaganza also reveals YouTube stars coming to Dubai

Pokémon singer Jason Paige performing live at Insomnia Gaming Festival

Dubai’s hugely-anticipated gaming extravaganza has revealed the mystery YouTube Stars from The Sidemen coming to game-it-up in Dubai, along with a stack of other celebrities to get gamers even more excited for the fest.

The Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is being held from Thursday October 17 to Saturday October 19, is bringing in Josh, Ethan and Tobi from the 5.9 million strong popular YouTube channel for meet and greets, 1v1 video games, main stage appearances, after-party attendance, giving out prizes, and of course, posing for selfies with fans.

That’s not all, as part of The Sidemen crew will have plenty of surprises up their sleeves for fans in attendance. Only one way to find out what they are…

As for what else to expect, the three-day festival will also see a huge live performance from Jason Paige. You know, the guy that sings the generation-defining, original Pokémon theme song? Insomnia really did catch ‘em all.

The iconic singer had rapped and sang with Aerosmith, Meatloaf, Enrique Iglesias, Ray Charles and many more. He’ll also be doing meet and greets, so don’t miss your chance to meet a blast from the past.

Gamers around the city can also expect videogame composer (and cousin to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler) Tommy Tallarico, along with Saudi Arabia-based YouTube gaming influencer Fasoleyya at the Fortnite feature area.

Fasoleyya will take part in 1v1 matches and meet and greets, too.

Along with the celebrity reveals, Insomnia – taking place from Thursday October 17 to Saturday 19 – also announced new exclusive VIP tickets, and from the looks of it, they get you quite a lot.

The ‘Warrior VVIP’ and ‘Beast VIP’ which give guests the opportunity to play head-to-head with The Sidemen on the new FIFA20 game, and against Seapeekay on Minecraft. There are only 18 to 20 tickets available per day leading up to the event, with prices starting at Dhs1,000.

For gamers over the age of 21, there’s also the ‘party with The Sidemen’ VIP tickets at the Insomnia Afterparty. Taking place on the Friday at Soho Gardens from 9pm onwards, The Sidemen will be partying with you from 10pm till midnight. Priced from Dhs750, tickets will also get guests two free drinks.
From Dhs131.25 (day ticket), from Dhs1,000 (Warrior VVIP and Beast VIP), from Dhs750 (party with The Sidemen). Thu Oct 17-Sat Oct 19. Meydan Grandstand, Al Meydan Road, insomniadubai.com.

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