Johnny Bongo is the creative genius behind the whacky bingo night we all know and love ‘bongos bingo’. Starting as a pub quiz night in Liverpool it quickly took off and is now an internationally renowned event.
With events in over 42 cities including Dubai and Australia
It is not uncommon for 3 generations to be at one of the events showing just how appealing it is for people of all ages- with a 90 year old woman celebrating her birthday there.
So what exactly is bongos bingo?
Bongo’s Bingo gives your favourite traditional game a special twist. A typical night at Bongo’s Bingo consists of several rounds of bingo interspersed with rave intervals, dance-offs and catwalks down tables. It’s essentially bingo played over pitchers of cocktails and beer, with frantic dancing to 90’s pop music and celebrity entertainment. Past celebrity appearances have included David Hasselhoff, Five, S Club and the Vengaboys
Bongo’s Bingo usually starts things off slow with rubbish prizes consisting of boxes of Coco Pops, stuffed animals and a Henry Hoover. Funnily enough, however, these rubbish prizes are house favourites—there’s always a fluffy pink unicorn up for grabs which gets people more serious than a cash prize! Not to mention, the lucky winner of the box of Coco Pops always has to make a big decision—they can keep the box, or they can ‘make it rain’ all over the crowds of people near the stage. Needless to say, it’s clear which option people usually go for! Don’t worry, there’s much more on offer in the way of prizes. Bongo’s Bingo has had incredible prizes in the past, including a sailboat, a Porsche and a holiday to the Caribbean!
If you end up calling ‘Bingo!’ at the same time as someone else, you’ll be pulled into a dance-off where the best dancer takes home the prize.
To get your tickets for the next Bongo’s Bingo and see which stars are on the line-up, head to www.bongosbingo.co.uk or click here. Check out the official Facebook page here for regular updates on ticket release dates and more.