Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s been a particularly busy year for Bongo’s Bingo.
Not only has one of the brand’s two owners, Jonathan Lacey (a.k.a. Jonny Bongo), had to endure a lengthy court case to prove that he owns the intellectual rights to Bongo’s Bingo, rather than Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace venue, but Bongo’s has also been helping to keep old and new members entertained over what’s been a testing few months stuck indoors.
The company has hosted several exciting events on the live streaming platform, Twitch, and put on a party to thank key NHS workers. Plus, Jonny Bongo has even held a street party to keep his neighbours’ spirits high.
Now that the UK is slowly returning to normal while also maintaining social distancing, the forward-thinking bingo brand is taking things to a whole new level.
Not only will Bongo’s be hosting two live shows at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle – the UK’s first socially distanced music venue – but it is also taking its unique form of entertainment outdoors at other venues this summer.
Bongo’s Bingo will be appearing at the Virgin Money Unity Arena on 30th August and 12th September 2020.
Bongo’s Bingo Outdoors is already selling tickets online for its new concept show that starts in August, and Jonny Bingo is inviting both indoor and outdoor venues to get in touch if they’d like to host a show.
For anyone who’s unfamiliar with Bongo’s Bingo, the company aims to deliver “a wild, shared social extravaganza and a night of pure nostalgic escapism”. In addition, there are typically whacky and wonderful prizes on offer such as karaoke machines, mobility scooters, and giant pink unicorns.
Each show includes an eclectic mix of traditional bingo, audience participation, rave intervals, and dance-offs, and the audience members range in age from 18 to 92.