It’s back to the 80s!

Apollo Bingo Mansfield has hosted yet another sell-out Clubingo night, with their first ever 80s themed event. Welcoming 80s Icon, Spandau Ballet member and Goggle Box regular, Martin Kemp to deliver his Back to the 80s DJ Set.


The night was full of nostalgia with many event attendees arriving in full 80s regalia including several tee shirt clad individuals bearing the infamous slogans ‘Frankie Says Relax’ and ‘Choose Life’.

Clubingo events have been going from strength to strength and this night was a venture into a new audience demographic, with the move away from the Clubland style nights that have proved popular.

Managing Director Mark Jepp said “We were delighted that so many people wanted to come to the show. It’s amazing to think that we had 400 people in playing our traditional bingo session before we turned the venue into a concert hall and reopened the club to a capacity crowd of over 850 people who enjoy some crazy No Limits Bingo followed by Martin Kemp. It’s a feat that takes much planning but the results are worth all the hard work.”

As bingo continues to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic Majestic Bingo have dipped their toes deep into the word of Social Bingo and people’s desire for bigger and better experiences. Bingo Clubs are big, often untapped spaces and finding ways to utilise them outside the normal bingo times is something that Mark Jepp is leading the way forward on.

Majestic Bingo Head of Events, Stuart Booth, who brought the vision to life for Majestic Bingo, also managed to secure a first for Majestic on Saturday 17th December, when Howard Donald of Take That fame did his first ever social bingo event, Stuart commented,“It was one of the best kept secrets in bingo but after months of negotiation Howard agreed to appearing at the Mansfield club to deliver a House DJ Set, another side of Howard’s talents that he’s well known for in some of the biggest dance clubs around the world.

“We’re delighted to be the first bingo company to secure a gig with Howard and saw over 50% of tickets sold in the first couple of weeks of announcing the event.”
Stuart continued, “It’s a great feeling to see your ideas come to life and witness the fun experience your customers are having. The fact that we are attracting some big names to appear at our events is testimony to the high quality shows we are putting on.”

Clubingo continues to attract new customers to the clubs with hundreds of new members signing up since the concept first started in October 2021. While it’s still too early to fully understand the long term benefits to the business, what can be seen in towns like Mansfield and Rhyl is that Majestic Bingo is now a multi-entertainment venue offering some of the best bingo along with some of the finest entertainment in the area. It’s now part of a much more diverse group of people’s social calendars and is helping to change the face of bingo.