Gather Together with Fellow Warriors of Light this October!

01 March 2023
Photo of event attendees cheering and raising their hands in celebration.

Following our digital event in 2021, we are thrilled to welcome our Warriors of Light back to in-person celebrations this October with the Fan Festival 2023 in London as we continue celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of FFXIV!

We're thrilled to return to London after the Fan Festival 2014! Time flies! This time, in order to accommodate a larger audience than our previous shows, we're hosting the event at the amazing ExCeL London. We look forward to creating a show as exciting as the previous ones and that as many of you as possible can enjoy!

Let's look at some of the fun you can expect at the event.

Stage Events

Get ready for two days full of entertainment performed on our main stage!

  • Keynote from Naoki Yoshida - Hear the latest announcements from Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida about what lies ahead for FFXIV.
  • Development Panels - Join guests from the development team as they lead panels focused on specific aspects of bringing the game to life.
  • Live Concerts - We'll be hosting a soothing piano concert on Saturday night, and then shaking the walls of the convention centre with a rockin' band performance on Sunday night.

There are more stage events to be announced, so stay tuned!

New Battle Challenge

As with previous Fan Festivals, attendees will have the chance to experience an exciting new battle challenge! We’re working to set it up so that all attendees can try the challenge at the show.

The battle will make its way to FINAL FANTASY XIV in the future, so don’t fret if you don’t get a chance to go hands-on.

Activities and Experiences

In addition to stage events and the in-game battle challenge, we will also be filling the show floor with fun activities and experiences. Expect some more details as we get closer to the show, but we don’t want to spoil the fun too much. Come prepared for a good time!


We are working on several creative contests that we plan to reveal soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for details on how to participate. Don’t worry, we know everyone will need time to create their masterpieces!

Live Stream

Can't make the trip out to the show this time? Don't worry! We will be streaming the stage events on our official YouTube and Twitch channels so everyone can experience some of the excitement. Please note that the concert performances will not be streamed.

We recommend that you visit the Event FAQ page where we have prepared answers to several questions that prospective attendees may have. This website will be home for all things Fan Festival, so be sure you bookmark it and check back from time to time.

Whether this is your first Fan Festival or you’re a returning veteran, there will be something for everyone to get hyped for!

We can't wait to see you soon!