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Friday, 24 May 2019 - 7:30pm

Rutlemania comes to Preston!

Occasional supergroup THE RUTLES - led by ex-Bonzo NEIL INNES (RON NASTY) and drummer JOHN HALSEY (BARRY WOM)– return in May for a short series of UK dates: THE GET UP AND GO AGAIN TOUR – 2019. An ultra-rare chance to catch the 'Pre-Fab Four' in Preston!

Saturday, 25 May 2019 - 8:00pm

WORLD MUSIC CLUB. ALAFIA BAND is A West African fusion of musicians from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ghana, led by the one and only 'Papa Sam' Alafia (aka Sam Maitland). Their unique brand of AFRO-BEAT is guaranteed to get you moving!

Monday, 27 May 2019 - 7:30pm

ScRibble is a friendly group that meets once a month to share creative writing. They're a group of mixed abilities and experiences - some have had pieces published, some have done courses, others just have a go in their spare time.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm

Damson Poets is a monthly poetry event featuring an open mic, guests poets, and themed evenings. Every last Wednesday of the Month.

Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 7:30pm

Part of PRESTON JAZZ & IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL. Carl Palmer has been a founding member of two of the most successful bands the world has ever seen, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, and the super group ASIA and continues to shape the world of drumming. His appearance in Preston presents a rare opportunity to hear him talk drums, answer questions and witness him performing live with COLD BATH STREET.

Friday, 31 May 2019 - 8:00pm

With support from Sophia Marshall Trio.
Peter Bruntnell's Band are here with pedal steel legend BJ Cole to promote new record 'King of Madrid'. When the NME claimed that Peter’s records "should be taught in schools”, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian’s songwriting craft.

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 11:00am

Part of PRESTON JAZZ & IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL. Improvisation isn’t just for the most experienced jazz musicians, actually it is a way of making great music that is open to all. Join leading improvisation expert SIMON PARTRIDGE and COLD BATH STREET for this workshop designed to open this door for players of any instrument, style, age or experience level. No music reading is required just a basic working knowledge of an instrument.

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Part of PRESTON JAZZ & IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL. Graham Massey was a founding member of the seminal and internationally successful electronic group 808 STATE and his collaboration, remixing and production list reads like a “who’s who” of contemporary music from the past 30 years. TOOLSHED started as an electronica club in Manchester’s Northern Quarter of the late 90s; 20 years later the project continues the idea with a line-up of some of the North West’s finest musicians performing a special set to be recorded live.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Part of PRESTON JAZZ & IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL. This double header brings together two of the most exciting jazz guitarists in the country, John Wheatcroft and John Bailey, with their respective ensembles.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 8:30pm

Whether you sing, play guitar, or do stand-up or spoken word, come along and pick up the mic at the friendliest and best Open Mic Night in town. Or simply come along and sample some of the finest underground talent that Preston has to offer.

Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 8:00pm

Back to the roots, the five-piece Muffinz featuring original members, performing many of the original Mothers of Invention arrangements, along with some Zappa favourites from over the years.

Monday, 10 June 2019 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free.

Friday, 14 June 2019 - 8:00pm

They are not DEVO, but they are We Are Not DEVO! Yes!
Performing choice cuts of gonzo mutato classics from throughout the career of Akron, Ohio’s finest sons; a labour of love and sincerity bringing the message of Devolution to the good spuds of Preston.

Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 8:00pm

Taking you back to the early 80s, you'll be together in ELEKTRIK DREAMS as this live band (stand and) deliver the authentic sound that changed the face of music. Guaranteed a fabulous night of retro fun, this is a band that you will not want to miss. Smash hits from Madonna, Visage, OMD, Ultravox, Gary Numan, Eurythmics, Soft Cell, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Kim Wilde, Wham!, Heaven 17, Human League and even a cheeky little Kajagoogoo plus many more!

Friday, 21 June 2019 - 8:00pm

Another great AMERICANA NIGHT at The Continental, this time featuring WEST ON COLFAX and RED MOON JOE. The longest day, great music, a Friday night, and it's only £3 entry on the door.

Friday, 5 July 2019 - 8:00pm

Europe's premier tribute to THE WHO!

From the explosive opening power chords of 'I Can't Explain' to the majestic pomp of 'Won't Get Fooled Again', WHO'S NEXT fully embody this classic band in their prime.

Friday, 12 July 2019 - 8:00pm

Lavinia Blackwall is well known for her previous work in TREMBLING BELLS, who released seven albums, all met with critical acclaim. She has also worked as a performer and arranger with Nick Garrie, Kaleidoscope, Mike Heron and Bonnie Prince Billy. Her new solo material is a rich tapestry of lyrical melodies and beautifully arranged song smithery ably accompanied by the talents of Marco Rea ( The Wellgreen, Euros Childs) and Jim McGoldrick (The Wellgreen) and Seb Jonsen (Helicon and The Tomorrow Syndicate).

Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 5:00pm

IT'S BACK! The Real Deal.

Our 19th Beer Festival after a short hiatus. The pilgrimage for beer drinkers. Two beer halls house OVER 200 CASK ALES, CIDERS & PERRIES from across the UK and beyond. Plus an increased size GIN BAR, our brand new BOTTLE SHOP, a KEG BEER BAR, a selection of RUMS & WHISKIES, BBQ treats & veggie delicacies, LIVE MUSIC, DJs & more!

Saturday, 3 August 2019 - 8:00pm

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band THIN LIZZY alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

Friday, 23 August 2019 - 8:00pm

As close as it gets, NOBODY DOES IT BETTER. The GUNS N' ROSES Experience are a true professional international touring act and bring 80's Guns to life with a full on high-octane show as witnessed by hundreds of thousands back in the day of the classic line up.

Saturday, 24 August 2019 - 8:00pm

Forming in 2017 and taking inspiration from their working-class predecessors; Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Jam, whilst championing their own Blackburn roots, this ground-breaking quartet are the third signing to Alan McGee’s Creation23 Label.The tour sees the band performing around the country’s former industrial areas, on what threatens to be a career-defining circuit for the band, cementing their place as one of the North’s newest, most-exciting talent.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 8:00pm

RAMONAS GO MENTAL! - End of a Decade 2019 UK & European tour.
As the name suggests, THE RAMONAS are an all-female tribute to the iconic New York Punk Rock band RAMONES. Originally conceived back in 2004 with multiple different lineups, The Ramonas have evolved into a fully fledged, razor sharp live band in their own right! RAMONAS GO MENTAL will be a relentless and explosive show that will have you pogoing from start to finish!