Freshers Goes Virtual with Bongo’s Bingo and Clean Bandit

Southern Comfort is launching this event live at 8pm on Thursday 1st October 2020, when students across the UK will be able to tune in to an unparalleled 3-hour, nationwide entertainment.

This will feature Bongo’s Bingo’s largest ever live-stream, incredible DJ sets from Clean Bandit and special guests, as well as heaps of prizes to be won during the show. Many universities have signed up to access this show exclusively for their students, offering them a unique way to come together and party online as the options to go out dwindle with Covid-19.

At a very strange time in our history, the 2020 intake to our universities will not be having the normal experience of the freshers of the past, but the team at The Collab & Paradigm Agency are determined to bring an evening of outrageous fun to all students for one night only.

Jonny Bongo and the guys will bring the magic to their mayhem-inspire quiz show, when great prizes will be won – an entire year of free sneakers, an all expenses paid experience with Southern Comfort being just two of those.

Clean Bandit will perform an exclusive DJ set as a group. Following multiple hits, including 4 UK number ones, Clean Bandit and Mabel have recently released ‘Tick Tock’ featuring 24kGoldn which is rapidly steaming up the UK charts. Here it is.

Clean Bandit

So – all fun-loving students can interact with this 3 hour show – and splash out to enjoy Southern Comfort’s new cocktail, Passionate Twist – ingredients available from your local Co-op via Deliveroo.

schuh: “We are very excited to be partnering with Freshers Goes Virtual, alongside the inimitable Bongos Bingo as part of our student campaign for 2020. It is an experience that we know is going to resonate with an important part of schuh’s audience and for us, it is such a great way to engage with students. We are delighted that we have managed to get one of our key brands, Dr Martens, involved too who are kindly giving away 40 pairs of the classic 1460 boot.”

The Collab: “We wanted to create something fun and unique for students across the country to fill the gaping hole in the 2020 Freshers Calendar. Our collaboration with Paradigm UK and Southern Comfort has pulled together an epic line-up of DJ’s, plus the almighty Bongo’s Bingo to deliver what promises to be a must see virtual event featuring amazing performances, lots of fun and unmissable prizes. Over 25 Universities are joining us for the ride and we can’t wait to throw one big party for thousands of students across the UK.”

Jonny Bongo: “We can’t bloody wait to get everyone’s new Uni year officially started in true Bongo’s Bingo style. It has been a truly mad and surreal year so far and we know everyone is craving some escapism. Expect some very special prizes up for grabs to help ease everyone into campus life, absolutely brilliant special guests performing and buckle up for one of the wildest rides this side of the freshers’ bar crawl – all enjoyed from the comfort of your halls, or we hope your yet-to-be-trashed digs.”

Leading up to the event, participating Universities will be promoting the ‘Freshers Goes Virtual’ event as part of their official Freshers’ Week programme. Students will be able to buy tickets using their unique university access code. Tickets are £5 plus a small booking fee. 

Student’s unique e-tickets will allow them access to stream the ‘Freshers Goes Virtual’ show on one device. Their ticket will take them to a bespoke event landing page for their University, where they can interact with fellow students through the unique chat room function. For those students who desperately want in on the action but their University isn’t signed up, there are a limited number of special tickets to access the stream for £8 +bf a ticket.

Tickets are available now from

The University of Leeds is one of the participating universities.

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