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The Annual RuneScape Fan Festival Moves to a Brand-New Facility in Farnborough, and Includes the Spectacular Concert ‘RuneScape Live’ from the MMORPG by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Cambridge, UK – May 22, 2018 – Jagex has announced that tickets for RuneFest 2018, the annual celebration of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, will be on sale from 11:00 a.m. ET today. Set to become the biggest and best RuneFest yet, the player convention is taking place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at the brand-new Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, just 30 miles from London.

RuneFest 2018 will see a world first with the premiere of RuneScape Live, an exclusive performance of RuneScape music by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. With the iconic RuneScape theme, and key pieces from the games 1000+ strong library of music, newly-arranged by multi-award-winning video games composer James Hannigan (Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix thevideo game, Saints Row IV), RuneScape Live will set the stage for the next day’s RuneFest celebrations.

Tickets are available for £150 at the official RuneFest website, and provide access to both RuneScape Live on Friday, October 5th, the Night Before Party following the live performance, and RuneFest 2018 the next day.

While the theme for the eighth RuneFest will be revealed at a later date, the event promises to build upon previous years mix of announcements, LAN gaming, role-playing, and developer panels. Preparations for RuneFest 2018 come as Jagex continues to countdown to the launch of Old School RuneScape and RuneScape on mobile devices over the coming months.

“Every year, RuneFest becomes a bigger landmark date in the calendar – it’s a way for us to celebrate all things RuneScape with our incredible and passionate community, and give something back to them,” said Head of Events at Jagex, Josh Winward. “RuneFest’s new home at Farnborough provides us with the opportunity to bring more of our living game world of Gielinor to life than ever before. This year, the new addition of RuneScape Live, a show featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, promises to make RuneFest 2018 one of the most special events in Jagex and RuneScape’s 17-year history.”

Tickets and further information for RuneFest 2018 can be found at

About Jagex
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 250 million player accounts to its world. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and coming to mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at

About RuneScape
Step into a medieval fantasy world that’s packed with epic adventures, fascinating characters and a passionate community that helps to mold the game itself. Unashamedly British in humor, RuneScape embraces an unconventional world where you’re free to play and explore the way you want to. An MMO unlike any other – become the hero you were born to be at

About Old School RuneScape
Launched in 2013, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Invitationals, where winners receive cash prizes and membership. Play now at

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