Glitch - Metro Radio Arena

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Glitch date changed to Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018


  • Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018
  • Doors Open: VIP Open 9.30am Main Doors Open 10.00am
  • Pricing: £33.54, £54.00, £70.25 & £113.00

Please note facilities fees of 1.20 per ticket and booking fees apply

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Glitch Gaming Festival are excited to announce a new date for the festival, due to new partnerships which will create a bigger, bolder gaming experience. Partnership announcements to follow.

The event will now be held on 27th and 28th October 2018 at Metro Radio Arena.

All those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by their ticket agent with the new date and tickets for the new date are on sale now.  More details can be found at

YouTube superstar, ComedyShortsGamer, Deji, is coming to Newcastle this summer at an exciting 2 day festival called Glitch, on 30th June and 1st July. Glitch is set to take place at Metro Radio Arena and will showcase the latest games alongside pro eSports tournaments and gaming from Fortnite to Fifa and Minecraft to Lego.

The event will also feature Virtual Reality alongside retro games such as Sonic and Sinclair. Live on stage ComedyShortsGamer, Deji, will also be joined by other social media sensations Jake Boys, Yogscast and gaming legends John and Brenda Romero.

With over 8 million subscribers and renowned for his FIFA video uploads, Comedy Shorts Gamer, Deji, will be live on stage with chat room style interviews and hosting meet and greet sessions on both days. The Hat Films team from the Yogscast" are known for playing GTA, PUBG and TTT as well as producing high quality travel vlogs and car challenge videos and the team from Vidiots. John Romero, considered a father of the first-person shooter genre with Doom will also play death matches at the event alongside BAFTA-award winning games designer Brenda Romero.

Gamers will be able to join in with their favourite games alongside visiting the retail expo, experience a showcase of Northern Indie games companies and be inspired by ‘The Spark’ an area aimed at inspiring the next generation of game developers. ‘The Spark’ area brings together partners who can demonstrate the exciting career opportunities in our region and inspire the next generation to consider a career in gaming.  ‘The Spark’ has been made possible with support from Gateshead College who will also be on hand at the event.

The event is as a result of a partnership between leading event Management Company She’s Gott It, Metro Radio and Metro Radio Arena. The partnership was formed following a desire by all partners to develop a video gaming event that would become the biggest in the north and enable gamers to access exciting events without having to travel further south.  The team are working with Northern England games network and consultancy Game Republic Ltd and are all exited to bring this mighty programme to the region.

Nickie Gott OBE, managing director of She’s Gott It Events said “we are so excited to be creating this event for our region and something of this scale north of the country.  To have headlining social media stars such as ComedyShorts Gamer, Jake Boys and Yogscast, really demonstrates our commitment to offering and exciting programme for avid gamers and YouTuber fans.  We know that many gamers have to travel far and wide to interact with these types of festivals to ask questions or get advice or even get a chance for a meet and greet with renowned YouTubers and developers.  We are even adding a minor Glitch area for a younger audience to join in to make sure all ages are engaged and excited by the activities.  I would love to see this as an annual event on the regions calendar and I would urge gamers at any level to come and play for fun, or join a tournament or even get a selfie with one of your favourite YouTube stars.”

* Full line-up to be confirmed and subject to change.

Tickets are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.

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  • Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018
  • Doors Open: VIP Open 9.30am Main Doors Open 10.00am
  • £33.54, £54.00, £70.25 & £113.00

    Please note facilities fees of 1.20 per ticket and booking fees apply

  • Choose A Date