2017 Show

Northern Lights Pinball is back at Play Expo to once again host the largest pinball show in the UK in 2017. The event takes place over the weekend of 15th/16th October at Event City in Manchester, England.

We’ll be gathering over 100 pinball machines, from electro-mechanical machines of the 70’s through the all-time classics of the 80’s and 90’s to some of the very latest new releases from Stern, JJP and others. We’ll also have some unique custom modified machines, such as the infamous Addams Family Challenge Chair which has to be experienced, and ‘dance-pin’ in which the player must flip with their feet! These machines will be on free-play the whole weekend, and you can see the full list of games we’re expecting.

This year for the first time we’ll be introducing the Play Expo Pinball Battle. A large tournament in which players can turn up and qualify on either day of the show, with the finals on Sunday being broadcast over the internet via Twitch thanks to our friends at Pinball_LIVE. There is a small fee to enter the tournament, which will be donated to our charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust. Games that are used in the tournament qualifying period will not be accessible to non-tournament players, but as soon as qualifying is over we’ll swap those games into the free-play section.

It’s not all just pinball though! Play Expo has a huge amount on offer for kids of all ages. Hundreds of classic arcade cabinets. Retro and modern console systems, including Virtual Reality headsets, multiplayer Minecraft and PC gaming sessions. A huge section dedicated to card and board games. CosPlay competitions. Celebrity guests and much much more. Visit the official Play Expo site to find the latest on what’s going on

Event City, Manchester M41 7TB
Saturday 14th October : 10am – 6pm
Sunday 15th October : 10am – 6pm