Bongo’s raucous rave bingo heads to Australia

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Britain’s bingo-cum-rave sensation Bongo’s Bingo is heading down under, fresh on the heels of spreading its unique offering across the UK.


A report in Time Out Sydney explained how the event, which is proud to be just about as far away from the classic pastime as possible, is pitched as a “chaotic and ironic version of the normally sedate game” and incorporates rave intervals, dancing on tables and pretty much letting loose.

By the end, organisers say players will leave asking: “Is it a show? Is it a rave? Is it a club? Is it actually even Bingo?”

Such seeming bewilderment aside, the move to Australia, which follows on from its international debut in Dubai, will see the event’s aptly named co-founder, Johnny Bongo, making a special appearance to call out the numbers, and play music as well as incite the sort of revelry worth putting a daub pen down for.

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