The end-of-August public holiday can only mean one thing; It’s time for UK Pinfest.
We are back at the Mercure Daventry Hotel for the fourth UK Pinfest show. All four have been held here, starting in 2018 with a one year hiatus due to Covid in 2020.
We arrived at midday on the Friday. The main show hall was still being built-up with around half the total number of pinballs expected having arrived.
Along with the games in the main hall, as selection of modern titles are set up in the hotel’s lobby on pay-to-play. Each game costs £1, or you can get 3 games for £2. All money raised would be donated to charity.
Meanwhile, the Classics Competition was being set up in a side room called the Priestly Room.
Meanwhile, back in the main hall, more games were arriving and being set up.
The show doesn’t open to the public until 7pm tonight, and that is only for VIP pass holders. For everyone else, doors open at 10:30am tomorrow.
Outside the main hall there were two stands – one for show tickets and another from London Pinball selling assorted pinball parts and paraphernalia.
Back in the hotel’s lobby, attendees’ time was split between the pay-to-play machines, the bar and the food service counter.
As Friday’s opening time drew closer, the main hall started to look more complete.
Here’s the schedule of events across the weekend:
We will be updating this report with all the action from Daventry right across the weekend, so come back for all the latest news, pictures and videos from UK Pinfest 2022.