15th & 16th April 2017

The Show

8bitflip is an annual 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. There will be over 250 pinball and video arcade games from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond available to play over the weekend with competitions for the serious gamer. Don’t miss it!


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. This year we were also raising money at our other show 8bitflip. This was 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!

We’re now looking at the most efficient way of getting the cash over to Mekayla so that it can start doing some good.

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


Visitors can look forward to a selection of friendly and fun competitions for players of all abilities. Read more on our competitions page

Note that places to our signature competition ‘The Big Flip’ are limited, so please buy your entry promptly. Entry to this competition is £10.00 per person and can only be purchased with a show entry.

To encourage everyone to take part, any player eliminated before the start of round 3 will receive a full refund of their £10 competition entry fee.

You can buy your entry now on the tickets page.