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8bitflip is a 2-day pinball and video arcade retro-gaming event run in partnership between Northern Lights Pinball and Arcade Club. Hosted at Arcade Club in Bury Europe’s largest independent video and pinball gaming arcade venue, 8bitflip offers a truly unique and genuine arcade experience for the serious pinball and video arcade game player. The last show was held in 2017 and there are currently no plans for a new show. Check back here to keep up to date.


Northern Lights Pinball raised £3500 at 8bitflip in 2017.

Every year Northern Lights Pinball raises money for charity every year at our main show in October. At 8bitflip in 2017 we were raising money at  towards the medical costs of Mekayla Ramsey. Mekayla is the sister of Darren Ball, one of the organisers of Northern Lights Pinball.

The final total of Northern Lights’ charity fundraising at 8bitflip towards Mekayla’s transplant fund was a fantastic £3,500

A large part of this was made up from donations large and small, whether directly in cash, stuff for us to sell, or donated services, covered costs and prize monies. In addition Northern Lights Pinball donated our full share of the profits from the show, plus the income from the competitions we ran over the weekend. None of this would have happened without people supporting our charity work or attending the show, so a huge thank you for that. It’s taken us a little time to get the total finalised whilst we sold off donated items on Ebay. We even managed to sell two unusual £1 coins we took in at a small profit!

You can read more of Mekayla’s story on her fundraising page