Runefest 2024: First Details

Runefest 2024: First Details

Dear Scapers,

We're ecstatic to be sharing first details on our upcoming RuneFest 2024 - we're talking location, first hints on what to expect at the show, how and when to get tickets and a bunch more!

This news is hot off the press from our RuneFest Details Livestream, so if you'd prefer, you can also get a rundown of these details from our past selves in the VOD here. Otherwise, read on for more.

What is RuneFest

RuneFest is a real-life celebration of all things RuneScape. This is an event themed to the digital world you love, where thousands of players come together to share a love for the world of Gielinor.

If you've never been to a RuneFest before, here's some of the things you can expect:

  • Be among the first to learn about the future of your favourite RuneScape game(s) at our Main Stage, including never before seen reveals.
  • Chance to get hands-on or playtest some of the latest content.
  • Meeting up with your community, favourite J-Mods and Creators in real life
  • Real world challenges that mimic those experienced in RuneScape! Time to earn those skill chips.
  • Awesome Cosplay costumes
  • Big stage events, entertainment and a party
  • Dedicated LAN area with a 99 Party!
  • Unique RuneFest Merchandise

Where and When is RuneFest

RuneFest will be held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on the 7th - 8th September 2024!

What's New About This RuneFest

  • Two day event
    • A more traditional RuneFesty Saturday with a big focus on the stage
    • Sunday dedicated to the community and panels.
  • Separate event within Insomnia Gaming Festival
  • Community Zone
  • Tournaments
  • Cool new RuneScape products like our TTRPG, Board Game & more!
  • RuneFest camping area

Also if you you want to be kept up to date with the latest Runefest information you can sign up to the mailing list here.

What is Insomnia Gaming Festival?

This year, we are partnering with Insomnia to help us bring RuneFest back for the first time in 5 years!

Insomnia will bring their 20 years of experience running events to help us deliver an amazing RuneFest - with Jagex still deeply involved to make sure everything is impressive and Scapey.

Started back in 1999 as a LAN party, Insomnia is about players coming together to play as one community. Now the UKs biggest gaming festival that has been going on in the same building, just a few steps away.

RuneFest will be it's own separately ticketed event - so while only RuneFest ticket holders will be able to attend RuneFest, as a RuneFest ticket holder, you gain access to the rest of the Insomnia Festival too!

What Can I Do At Insomnia

While RuneFest is its own separate experience, there's plenty going on worth a look at the Insomnia festival too!

  • 2024 marks the 25th year of Insomnia the Gaming Festival as the event celebrates a quarter of a century in bringing the community together
  • Meet gamers, attend panel sessions, meet your favourite content creators, compete in tournaments, on stage entertainment
  • Check out exhibitors showing the public their latest games (from big companies to indie studios)
  • Play in retro gaming zones, see some amazing cosplay, or shop at the massive gaming marketplace.

How Much Is RuneFest And How Do I Buy

RuneFest Tickets will be ú175 for the two-day event, with an early bird price of ú150 for the first 500 ticket purchases!

Tickets will go on sale March 27 at midday.

RuneFest Tickets also include access to the three-day Insomnia Festival within the ticket price, and a goodie bag packed with loot to commemorate your attendance!

What If I Can't Go

We'd love to see you at RuneFest and hopefully there's future years ahead to find your chance.

It's really important to us to include as many people in the experience as possible - so expect a RuneFest Livestream where we'll do as much as we can to capture some of the event's magic and bring it home to you.

We are so excited to see RuneFest becoming a reality. We hope you'll join us this September for the world's great RuneScape party!


- The RuneScape Team

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