Another week, another massive announcement for Insomnia Dubai, the Middle East’s biggest gaming festival, in partnership with Dubai-based events company, Global Event Management (GEM). Josh, Ethan and Tobi of YouTube gaming superstars The Sidemen, along with original Pokémon theme singer Jason Paige, all-round industry icon Tommy Tallarico, and YouTube gaming sensation Fasoleyya have all been confirmed as special guests and will be meeting fans for the three days of Insomnia Dubai Gaming Festival, from October 17 to 19, in the heart of Meydan.
The Sidemen’s Josh (@zerkaahd), Ethan (@behzinga) and Tobi (@tobjizzle) will be taking part in meet & greets (available for all ticket holders), 1v1 video games, main stage appearances, and afterparty attendance, as well as posing for selfies with fans, giving out prizes, autographing photos, and possibly even selling their exclusive Sidemen merchandise. The renowned group of gamers and content creators, who have a combined 53 million followers and are known for their immensely entertaining and funny challenges, sketches and video-game commentaries on YouTube, have plenty of surprises up their sleeves for fans in attendance.
Joining The Sidemen in the stacked line-up of special guests will be the singer of the generation-defining, original Pokémon theme song – Jason Paige. Jason’s vocal talents are known the world over thanks to an illustrious career that has seen him tour for a year as the lead singer of legendary band Blood, Sweat & Tears, as well as singing and rapping with Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Meatloaf, Enrique Iglesias, Ray Charles, and many more. Meet, greet and catch up with Jason for all three days of Insomnia Dubai Gaming Festival, and don’t miss his LIVE performances on the Main Stage each day, for the first time ever in the Middle East!
Another icon of the gaming industry – Tommy Tallarico – is also set to appear at Insomnia Dubai. A veritable videogame-industry icon, Tommy has worked on the most videogames in history. As one of the most successful videogame composers in history, he has helped revolutionise the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the videogaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing the game industry from bleeps and bloops to real music, now appreciated worldwide by billions of fans. Tommy is actually the cousin of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, so musical talent obviously runs in the family!
Saudi Arabia-based YouTube gaming influencer Fasoleyya will be appearing at Insomnia Dubai as part of the Fortnite feature area, where he will take part in 1v1s and meet & greets over the course of the 3-day gaming festival. With 1.47 million YouTube subscribers and more than 255 million channel views, Fasoleyya (real name: Faisal Omri) is a fully fledged gaming sensation, not only in the Middle East, but all over the world.
Don’t let this latest boss-level news distract you from the fact that world-famous Minecraft star Seapeekay will also be making his way to the Middle East’s biggest gaming festival. The YouTube superstar, with ½ million followers, is a world record holder for ‘Fastest Time for Building a House in Minecraft’. He will be meeting and greeting fans, while taking part in plenty of fan-favourite activities and 1v1 challenges throughout the Insomnia weekend.
But that’s not all when it comes to earth-shattering Insomnia Dubai news. As if you needed any more excuses to witness their freestyle wizardry in person, The S3 Freestyle Team, featuring the best street players of the moment, who will be coming all the way from Paris to kick up a real storm at the Insomnia main stage, have gone viral with their ridiculously hilarious and entertaining worldwide smash-hit video featuring an ‘Unexpected Grandfather’ freestyle footballer. The video has already accumulated almost 30 million views.
Don’t forget that ALL TICKET HOLDERS, whether VIP or not, access to meet & greets on a first come first served basis. Yes, this includes The Sidemen! Meet & greets will take place on all 3 days of the gaming festival for 1-2 hours, only between the hours of 2-9pm, so remember to get there early so you don’t miss your chance!