Bingo fans in the Musselburgh area are in for a treat as the Bingo Loco event is set in the area, complete with its famous rave music rounds, lip-sync battles, and fantastic prizes.
Bingo Loco may be based upon traditional bingo, but it offers a completely new experience. The entire experience lasts three hours and it includes dance-offs, competitions, rave music, and a completely insane rave round. Considering the popularity of bingo among Generation Z, there’s no doubt that it’s a hit with this kind of entertainment.
Ultimately, players win by completing lines on their tickets and there are three prizes up for grabs per game: 1L, 2L and 3L. The prizes on offer are eclectic and include holidays, cars, air fryers, lawnmowers, and much more.
If two people complete a prize line at the same time, things get interesting. The potential winners have to take part in a contest, such as a dance-off. They get up on stage in front of the room and have to impress the audience with their skills. The music can be any style; it could be drum and bass, Irish folk music or anything else. The audience then picks the winner through cheering.
While playing, players will be showered with confetti, dance, sing, and party from beginning to end. Bingo Loco events are a huge success worldwide and have been sold out in 200 locations, including Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Derby, Sydney, Dubai and many more.
If you can’t quite get your head around what Bingo Loco is all about, then watch the short video below as it explains all that you have to know.
Picturesque Musselburgh may not be the obvious location for a bingo rave, but it is taking place on January 26 at Eskmills Venue. Tickets cost just £17.50 and doors open at 6 pm.
If you’re in Scotland but can’t make it to Musselburgh, then do not despair. Between now and June, Bingo Loco is visiting several Scottish destinations, including Aberdeen, Ayr, Banff, Buckie, Cumbernauld, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Ellon, Forfar, Galashiels, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Livingston, Perth, Peterhead, Stirling and Wick.
The ticket prices do vary slightly, but the most expensive seem to be around £25, which is very reasonable for a fantastic night out and the chance of winning a holiday or a new car. For instance, the Musselburgh show has prizes, including holidays to Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen and more.
There are, of course, Bingo Loco events taking place right across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland as well, while there are also events planned in North America, Australia, and Dubai.
If you enjoy your time at Bingo Loco, then you should head to its main event of the year, which will be in Cork, Ireland, on Saturday, June 1.
Taking place at the iconic The Marquee, the event promises to be even bigger and madder than the regular Bingo Loco event. They are promising “massive production, massive visuals/effects” and bigger prizes than ever before.
Thousands of people attend these events aged anything from 18 to upwards. While it is noisy, brash, and in your face, it is also hugely welcoming, so any bingo fan can be sure of having a good time.
If Bingo Loco sounds a bit over the top for you and you prefer the idea of a quiet evening with friends in a traditional bingo hall, then don’t worry. Edinburgh is home to a Club 3000 bingo venue and a Buzz Bingo venue, and between them, they will cater to all of your bingo needs.
Of course, there is always the option of playing online. You can make the experience as loud or quiet as you wish, there are games around the clock, and you can be sure that no one will make you climb on stage and dance a jig.