It took just five minutes for Manchester to show how much it’s missed the bingo rave phenomenon of Bongo’s Bingo, after tickets for the ‘brunch special’ went on sale last week.
Now that the government’s “irreversible” roadmap for lifting England’s current national lockdown is well underway – with ‘Step Three’ set to commence from 17th May, which crucially sees hospitality resume indoor service – Bongo’s Bingo last week announced a return to its Manchester “spiritual home”, The Albert Hall, for a Brunch Special on Saturday 5th June.
Tickets for the first event sold-out in no time at all, so organisers have now added a new date at the city’s iconic venue on Saturday 12th June.
Food and drink will be served at each event from midday to 2pm – with pizzas supplied by Manchester’s cult-favourite neapolitan pizzeria, Rudy’s Pizza – followed by the main Bongo’s Bingo event from 2pm – 5pm.
Just as fans of the ever-popular event have come to expect, there’ll be plenty of celebrity cardboard cut outs, fluffy pink unicorns, crowd renditions of Mr Brightside, dance offs, many hands-in-the-air moments, and a mobility scooter thrown in for very good measure when Bongo’s Bingo hits the iconic hall next month.
Bongo’s Bingo combines the much-loved quaint pastime of bingo with a “mesmeric live show”, crazy antics and weird and wonderful prizes for a night full of madness, mischief and shared euphoria, with dancing and cheering to hits from across the ages all night long.
Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bongo’s Bingo continuously sold out shows in over 50 UK locations and more around the world, often seeing dates fully booked-up in advance and coming close to selling two million tickets.
Speaking ahead of the return to the Albert Hall next month, founder Jonny Bongo said: “Our brunch shows are epic and Manchester is showing its huge appetite for them.
“We love the city so much and have a great affinity here, so being able to get some dates out means a lot, and we know it has been such a difficult time for so many and want to bring some smiles back and give everyone some much needed fun.
“It’s great to be coming back to Manchester after all this time”.
Tickets for the extra date go on sale from 6pm tomorrow, and you can grab yours via the Bongo’s Bingo website here.
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