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The UK's Insanely Popular Bingo Rave Is Coming to Brisbane

The highly unexpected cult event is launching in Sydney and Melbourne — and now Brisbane. Just yell "bingo" and wait for the drop.
By Marissa Ciampi
May 24, 2017
By Marissa Ciampi
May 24, 2017

Bingo. Rave. Two ends of the spectrum of fine holiday fun and finally — finally — together as one. Bongo's Bingo is a games night like you've never seen before. Part club, part rave, and, of course, part bingo night, this unlikely fusion event has been wildly popular in the UK since 2015. Now, they're taking the show on the road and launching in Australia this June. In partnership with Wats On Events, Bongo's Bingo Down Under is throwing a massive bingo rave at The Tivoli in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on June 30, after Sydney's Paddington Town Hall and Melbourne's Collingwood Town Hall.

Patrons can expect all of the debauchery of the original British version of Bongo's Bingo, including rave intervals, dancing on tables and a loose kind of bingo that you definitely never played with your nan (well, maybe you have). The victorious players can win everything from big cash prizes to a Hills Hoist, with a range of some absolutely ridiculous surprises on offer.

The Brisbane launch event will be presided over by founder and comic ringleader Jonny Bongo who, as one would expect, is a character in the truest sense of the word and even holds the world record for the biggest ever pub quiz.

Australia is the second international location for Bongo's Bingo, which recently launched in Dubai as well and, based on popularity, we imagine the event will continue to expand around the globe.

Venues, guest lineup and DJ hosts will be announced in coming weeks, and tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm. Keep an eye on this space for further updates and brush up on those bingo-break down skills in the meantime.

Bongo's Bingo will hit Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in June. For more information and to buy tickets, visit


Published on May 24, 2017 by Marissa Ciampi
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