In July 2021, Merkur Bingo joined forces with a sound engineering company and a Birmingham-based drag queen to create Meltdown Bingo. Since COVID restrictions have all but disappeared, the live bingo events business is now busy lining up shows at its Northampton HQ.
What is Meltdown Bingo?
Meltdown Bingo, which is exclusive to Merkur Bingo, offers partygoers “pumping live music”, dancing, memories, a party vibe, bingo fun, and glow in the dark lighting.
From what we’ve seen so far, it was created in a similar vein to Buzz Bingo’s Bada Bingo and Mecca’s Bonkers Bingo.
Unlike traditional land-based bingo, it tends to attract younger audiences, although you’ll still need to be 18 or older to attend a session.
Meltdown Bingo has its own Facebook page that features videos and photos of previous events. The page’s bio describes the party nights as “an unbelievable night of fun” which offers players “a new, fun, fast and furious way to play bingo. The events use glow dabbers as well as glow bingo sheets, and while players are enjoying themselves on the dance floor, they are simultaneously entertained by “outrageous drag hosts” like Pam Catz.
Where can I play Meltdown Bingo and how much does it cost?
Currently, Meltdown Bingo only operates out of the Merkur Bingo-owned Beacon Bingo club in Northampton, which you can find at 78 Weedon Road. Tickets usually cost £5 and can be purchased over the phone by calling 01604 589790.
At the time of writing, the company has four party nights scheduled. There’s a Father’s Day event on Friday, 17th June 2022, a Halloween event on Friday, 12th August, a Halloween special on Friday, 17th October, and a Christmas party on Friday, 9th December.
More about Merkur Bingo
Merkur Bingo is the new name for Beacon Bingo, although many of its clubs still trade under the old name. Merkur operates more than 180 bingo clubs and slot arcades across the UK. It also offers online entertainment via its Merkur Bingo website, and you can find out all about it in our Merkur Bingo review.