A “BINGO rave” event is coming to Glasgow for the first time this year.

Bingo Loco has filled theatres and venues across the world from New York to Dubai but will be entertaining Glaswegians as part of a short tour, starting next month.

Known for a trademark sense of madness that has turned the traditional game on its head, Bingo Loco is all about “carnage”, with prizes ranging from a new car, a VIP Coachella experience or week in Vegas, to the absurd such as a lawnmower or 10-foot teddy bears.

Glasgow Times:

Revellers can also expect epic dance-offs, confetti showers, speed Macarena, foul-mouthed wind-up merchants, cheeky stage performers, lip-sync battles, fancy dress, outrageous props and of course, a not so casual game of bingo.

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The idea of the event came about when Irishman Craig Reynolds, alongside a founding partner, backpacked to the front-line fight against ISIS back in 2016 and found themselves playing bingo in a communal hall with Peshmerga soldiers.

Since they did not know Arabic, they made their own rules, which of course involved a drink, and the rest was history.

Glasgow Times:

William Meara, minister of mayhem at Bingo Loco, said: "The global demand for immersive and interactive entertainment shows that people want more from a night out, and we’re all about more.

“We dragged bingo from the dark ages into a full-blown rave.”

Glasgow Times:

The event will be coming to Slay Glasgow, Glassford Street, on August 7, September 11 and September 18.