Launching live at 8pm on Thursday 1 October, students across the UK will be able to tune in to a 3-hour, nationwide event like no other – Freshers Goes Virtual.

The unique and very much crazy show 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. There’s already an ever-growing roster of universities signing-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.

It’s fair to say going or returning to university will be a very different experience this year and let’s face it, it’s been a very strange time for everyone. But the team at The Collab & Paradigm Agency have worked together to find a way to bring an evening of outrageous fun to all students this October for one spectacular night-only, presented by Southern Comfort, the unique Spirit of New Orleans.

Jonny Bongo and the guys are bringing their magic and mayhem-inspired quiz show chaos and a university-style challenge for the chance to win huge prizes, including an all-expenses paid experience from Southern Comfort and an entire year of free sneakers from schuh. Clean Bandit will top off the show, performing 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.

Fun-loving students nationwide will be able to interact with the action-packed 3-hour show whilst enjoying Southern Comfort’s brand new cocktail, Passionate Twist. Prepare yourself for a fruity taste explosion, twisting together Southern Comfort, passionfruit juice, orange juice and accessorised with a watermelon wedge (watermelon sweets are fun too!). All of the ingredients will be available to order from Co-op through Deliveroo, so that students can experience the taste of New Orleans from the comfort of their homes during the one-off event.

Freshers Goes Virtual – Bongo’s Bingo: Jonny Bongo

Freshers Goes Virtual Bongo's Bingo

schuh says: “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 says: “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 says: “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.

Freshers Goes Virtual: Participating Universities

SCOTLAND: UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE / UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH / UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW/ UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING / UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE / UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND / ENGLAND: BIMM / UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON / BUCKS NEW UNIVERSITY / KEELE UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF KENT / UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS / UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL / UNIVERSITY OF LOUGHBOROUGH / UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER / UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE / UNIVERSITY OF READING / UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD / ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF SURREY / TEESSIDE UNVIERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON / IRELAND:  BIMM

Tickets are available now from www.freshersgoesvirtual.com