Europe’s biggest pinball festival comes to Daventry

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Europe’s biggest pinball festival will be coming to town in a three-day event at the Puma Daventry Court Hotel.

UK Pinball Party, the premier pinball event in the country, will be coming to the hotel from Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11.

The festival will have more than 110 pinball machines on offer, set on freeplay, with the biggest variety ever seen – from 1950s’ electromechanicals up to the latest, and most modern, solid state pinball machines.

Members of the UK Pinball Group bring along pinball machines from their own collections to allow people to play games they would not otherwise get to play.

The UK Pinball Party is a unique pinball event with everything under the one roof from accomodation to food and drink. There will be pinball machines for sale, new and used pinball parts to buy, raffles, arcade video games to play and much more.

A special guest George Gomez – designer of games including Lord Of The Rings and The Avengers – will be there on the Saturday. He will be talking about his career while guests enjoy a three-course dinner.

Andrew Heighway, UK Pinball Party organiser said: “The UK Pinball Party is now one of the biggest pinball shows in Europe. We have more than 110 pinball machines on free play, from old electro mechanicals to the very latest solid state machines. There are machines to buy, parts suppliers, merchandise and lots more. We even have pinball design legend, George Gomez, flying in from Chicago to be our special guest for the weekend.

“We invite people to join us for a weekend of pinballing fun!”

The show opens from 5.30pm to 11pm on Friday, 9am to 7.30pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Tickets for the event cost £25 for all three days, or £7 for Friday and £12 each for Saturday and Sunday. For further details about the event or to book tickets in advance, visit