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Rapture Gaming Festival

Cardiff University Students' Union • Sat 08 Sep 2018 11:00 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 18:00

A celebration of all things gaming!

Rapture Gaming Festival 

Please note Group Saver tickets (groups of 4) are available from the links further down the page. 

General Admission Saturday - £14 (+£1.40 booking fee)

General Admission Sunday - £14 (+£1.40 booking fee)

General Admission Weekend £22 (+£2.20 booking fee)

VIP Upgrade Saturday £40 - This is not an entry ticket, please purchase as an add on (1 add on required per person)

VIP Upgrade Sunday £40 - This is not an entry ticket, please purchase as an add on (1 add on required per person)

VIP Upgrade includes: A Goodie bag filled with gaming swag, 20 minute VR slot, VIP Lanyard & Booklet, A2 Rapture Gaming Festival poster, Rapture Gaming Festival & Early entry from 10:30am

If you plan to attend the event for the whole weekend, you do not need to purchase two VIP add ons

Calling all gamers…2018 will see Rapture Gaming Festival tour across the UK for the very first time – with 15 huge dates across five venues between July and October, this is one event that gamers will not want to miss!

Formed as a powerful collaboration between two experienced names in the world of entertainment – European gaming events company, Fragers, and UK-based show promoters, Kilimanjaro – this unique spectacle brings the virtual gaming world onto the live stage, energising gaming communities all across the country. 

The daytime weekend shows are family-friendly and suitable for all ages, where guests can immerse themselves in a live gaming experience like no other. The main Rapture Stage will host tournament finals, interactive games and panel interviews with experts on how to become an online streamer. For adult gamers there’s even an 18+ night, creating a festival after-party atmosphere!

The festival will also host a 60-hour Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN party (all venues except Fife) with 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 and can enjoy a whole weekend of gaming until 10pm Sunday. 

Featuring no fewer than nine separate zones at the event, gamers are in for a real treat with so many awesome gaming experiences to get involved with – zones to look out for will include: 

-    Minecraft & Roblox Zone and Stage – a huge dedicated area with dozens of consoles & PCs and includes a tournament on each day. 
-    General Gaming Zone – hosts all modern freeplay content, including the latest console & PC games as well as unique gaming experiences and equipment.
-    VR Zone – one of the most popular zones, with over 6 VR setups including HTC Vives, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.
-    Tournament & Competition Zone – gamers can put their skills to the test against other friends and festival-goers.
-    Retro Gaming Zone – pays homage to some of the classic consoles and games, to transport the older generation back to their youth.
-    Tabletop Gaming Zone – from Warhammer to WW2, gamers can bring out their ‘inner geek’ here and socialise with the whole Rapture community over some tabletop games. 
-    Indie Zone – a chance to get up close and hands-on with independent game developers.
-    Merch Zone – displaying merchandise and souvenirs in the festival market.
-    Cosplay Village – from prizes in the masquerade, to talks and live demos, to just sharing your creations and photo opportunities, our cosplay community is here for you.

Special guests stars will be attending at all venues – expect gaming streamers, YouTubers, vloggers and even a chef. Combined with a huge variety of gaming opportunities and plenty of 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.

All ticket types are available from Wednesday 28 March at 10am via rapturegamingfestival.com & myticket.co.uk

Ticket information:

General Admission Day Ticket (Saturday/Sunday) - £14
General Admission Weekend Ticket (both Saturday & Sunday) - £22
VIP Upgrade Add-on (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