A joint celebration was on the cards last week when actor and lead singer of 80’s band, Spandau Ballet Martin Kemp visited Mecca Bingo’s Rosehill club. Customers were treated to live music from cover bands while Martin oversaw a balloon drop.
As many of you know, Mecca Bingo turned 60 this year and it’s been celebrating with a stream of fun promotions, while also giving its website and logo a fresh new look.
The brand’s Rosehill branch was the first remaining Mecca Bingo club to open its doors back in May 1961, and on July 29th, it held a massive party to mark the occasion.
As well as putting on a fantastic show with live music from Take This (who performed some of Take That’s best hits) and the West End Jerseys (a Four Seasons tribute band), the club also welcomed a very special guest who most of us remember from the 1980s.
Martin Kemp goes for gold with Mecca
Martin Kemp, the leader singer of Spandau Ballet, helped to give the party the golden touch by mingling with players and hosting a colourful balloon drop.
Like Mecca Bingo, Martin is also celebrating his 60th birthday this year and he says that he knows “how special these milestones are”.
The man behind 80’s New Wave hits such as “True”, “Gold” and “Through the Barricades” was also given the chance to act as a bingo caller.
Some of us weren’t fortunate enough to celebrate our birthdays in style in 2020 and 2021 due to lockdown restrictions, and so Mecca Bingo has come up with a great way to reclaim our so-called “lost birthdays”.
This August, all the UK’s Mecca Bingo clubs will be hosting a special night dedicated to missed birthdays. There will be decorations, special prizes, music and (of course) plenty of bingo to help the party go with a bang.
The idea for reclaiming lost birthdays came from a Mecca Bingo survey that asked customers which events they missed the most in 2020.
If you’d like to join the celebrations, you can find out the location of your nearest Mecca Bingo club using the site’s Club Finder.