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The A-Z of Bongo’s Bingo

6 years ago

The A-Z of Bongo’s Bingo

This Camp & Furnace institution has become a rite of passage for all Scousers and we’re going to spell out why.

Now a Scouse institution, Bongo’s Bingo has come such a long way from a humble idea to revamp a nan-tastic game of luck, to entertaining the masses around the globe. With top class music acts, mad prizes, dance offs, fancy dress and now international awards and a chocker 2018 lined up, we’ve got The A-Z of Bongo’s Bingo all sewn up.

Click here to watch as our Jay catches up with the man himself, Johnny Bongo to talk about the Bongo’s Bingo 3rd Birthday bash. 


As if taking over the UK as the fastest selling show wasn’t enough, Bongo’s Bingo returns to OZ later this year with none other than Boyzlife! Watch out Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane!


Regulars to the Bongo’s Bingo nights is Irish girl band sensation, B’witched. Those girls haven’t aged a day and they’re rocking double denim and the Bongo’s Bingo crowd like it’s 2002.

Camp & Furnace

Camp & Furnace is the birthplace of Bongo’s Bingo and despite world domination, this mad bingo rave has it’s roots firmly planted in the Baltic Triangle.

Dance off

Brush your shoulders off and prepare to bust some prize-winning moves because Bongo’s Bingo isn’t just about the numbers! Random dance-offs are standard behaviour here.


Speaking of standards. Bongo’s Bingo isn’t your average night out. The standard of entertainment, music acts and prizes is always excellent, hence why the tickets fly out!

Free Prize Draw

Did you know that you’re entered into a Free Prize Draw when you arrive at Bongo’s Bingo? Yep! Answer a quiz question and you could be walking away with a boss prize, just for being there!

Get Ready

When it comes to getting ready for a night at Bongo’s Bingo, don’t hold back. From fancy dress, to your glammest club wear, you’ll still be outdone by Slutty Sue!


The man, the legend, The Hoff has graced Bongo’s Bingo stage and absolutely blew the socks off the crowd. You’re not going to forget that night in a hurry are you? Phwoar!


Bongo’s Bingo will be living it up in Ibiza with a residency at Eden every Tuesday night with UK Garage and Grime icons, So Solid Crew.

Johnny Bongo

The guy who made it all happen, the master of ceremonies, Johnny Bongo has become one of the city’s best loved characters.

Kellogs (throw coco-pops over guests)

Now, don’t make a div out of yourself moaning about the typically raucous behaviour at Bongo’s Bingo. Chances are you’re gonna get covered in Coco Pops! Embrace it!

Laugh your head off

You’ll laugh til you cry at some of the most random moments that happen weekly at Bongo’s Bingo. From Sweaty Betty going flying dressed as Mr Blobby to fellas dancing with 10ft rubber ducks. Prepare to have sore ribs the next day.

Money, Money, Money

You can win seriously big prizes at Bongo’s Bingo. Cash jackpots range from 100’s or 1,000’s of pounds to just about covering your cab ride home, well who can argue with that?


Instead of booking top DJ’s or whoever is topping the current charts, Bongo’s Bingo loves taking us back to yesteryear with the likes of Miss Dynamite, Artful Dodger and S Club 7 bringing the nineties and noughties back with vengeance.


You can guarantee there’ll be an OMG moment when you go to Bongo’s Bingo. You can’t have that many people in a room with a top class music act, plenty of ale, unicorns, rave intervals and fancy dress without something going off. Get your camera ready.


From a cardboard cut out of Philip Schofield and garden gnomes to a Caribbean holiday, a dildo and an actual Porsche, it’s safe to say the prizes at Bongo’s Bingo go from the hilarious to the sublime.


Famous for his regular quiz nights at Liverpool venues such as The Shipping Forecast and The Merchant, Johnny Bongo brings elements of those humble beginnings into the Bongo’s Bingo we know and love today.


He’s been on the Liverpool airwaves for almost 5 years now, starting off on Juice FM, and you can now hear Johnny Bongo do his pub quiz thing on Capital Liverpool with the breakfast crew, Adam, Gemma and Dylan.

Slutty Sue

Adding to the absolute chaos (and tbf, they start most of it) is Slutty Sue. The fancy dress wearing, Coco Pop launching, dance-off winning character that is actually a bit of a star herself.

Trestle Tables

If you’ve not already been to Bongos Bingo, prepare to be thrown into the mix with tonnes of other revellers on long trestle tables that basically mean you’ll make loads of new mates. The atmosphere is absolutely brilliant as everyone gets up, gets loud and has a ball.


Bongo’s Bingo returns to Dubai later this year and has just been nominated as ‘Most Original Night Out’ by Time Out Dubai. Living or heading to Dubai in March? Tickets for the next Bongo’s Bingo with Boyzlife are now on sale.


Do we need to say more here? The legends of Euro pop, The Vengaboys have featured regularly at Bongo’s Bingo and we think it should be on everyone’s bucket list that you experience a night like this. The Venga Bus is coming, get on!


There’s always a big winner on the night and it could genuinely be you! From cars and holidays to huge cash giveaways and cuddly toys. You’ve gotta get down there to win it.


Bongo’s Bingo is strictly over 18 and the bottom line is, if you’re easily offended, you might want to check out the Facebook videos before you book. It’s naughty, sweary, hilarious fun.

Young and Old

Bongo’s Bingo doesn’t care how old you are (providing it’s over 18 obvs). We’ve read some brilliant reviews from mums and daughters, dads and lads and mates of all ages who’ve had an absolute ball dancing on the tables and misbehaving with inflatables.

Zero chance of you not being entertained

And that’s it. You can’t fail to be entertained at Bongo’s Bingo!

To get your tickets for the next Bongo’s Bingo and see which stars are on the line-up, head to or click here. Check out the official Facebook page here for regular updates on ticket release dates and more. 

We want to see your Bongo’s Bingo pics, the messier the better! Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or tag us on Instagram and we’ll share the best on our socials.



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