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Wednesday, 25 September 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.

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 8:00pm

Fans of BOB MARLEY and STEEL PULSE will LOVE the Golty Farabeau Band! Golty Farabeau is a Roots Reggae and Sega musician from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. His music reflects the beauty and relaxed lifestyle of his homeland.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 8:00pm

A solo performance combining live music with storytelling and projected images. A politically-charged tale of a drunken one-night stand, infused with stories of growing up in the turmoil of 1980s Israel.
"Nothing short of astonishing" Exposed Magazine

Thursday, 3 October 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.

Friday, 4 October 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.
*Rescheduled from 14th June.

Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 8:00pm

NIK TURNER, co-founder of legendary space rock pioneers HAWKWIND, comes to The Continental on 5th October with his ‘NEW SPACE RITUAL’ band. Vocalist and sax player Turner played a prominent part in all of the cult psychedelic band’s ‘classic era’ (70-75) recordings, either writing or co-writing famous fan-favourite tracks like ‘Master of the Universe’ and ‘Brainstorm’. A true journey into the heart of PSYCH ROCK with one of its undisputed pioneers!

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 7:30pm

Percy Trollope: born a fully grown man! Sent to Mrs Scrunt's Home for Unwanted and Difficult Waifs. Reads loads of Books. Learns loads of stuff. Escapes. Meets HG Wells. Gets a time travelling wheelchair. Hurtles through time. Meets up with loads of historical characters. That’s it, in a nutshell; a really nutty nutshell! Watch it, eh?

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 8:00pm

The sprawling universe that is ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple Soul-Collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music.

Friday, 11 October 2019 - 8:00pm

The legendary sound, spirit and attitude of the mighty AC/DC is alive and kicking and set to be unleashed across the UK in 2019.THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE – arguably Britain’s best AC/DC tribute band.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 8:00pm

The Beastie Boys are without doubt one of the most inspirational Hip Hop acts of all time and it's the BEAST DECOYS mission to bring the unforgettable energy of the Beastie Boys to the UK crowd for a full live experience. This amazing night also THE HIPHOPALIPPZ in support - the live band hip hop mixtape!

Friday, 18 October 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!

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 8:00pm

Yeah, you read right. The Punk legends join us on 24th October to do what they do best: swimming against the flow of the corporate controlled "music business"and proving PUNK is the last music rebellion and still a major music force to be reckoned with.

Friday, 25 October 2019 - 8:00pm

TOCHA is a Peruvian born artist whose passion for music began when he started to play the flute & the panpipes at the age of six. Also a guitarist and singer, he performs his own compositions in a variety of styles & rhythms, easily switching from modern western music to Latin, Afro & tropical styles.

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 8:00pm

They're back! The heavy, heavy monster sound of Ska Face performing the best of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat and many, many more! Back in sunny Preston once again for two sets of classic 2 Tone and Ska hits from those cheeky Rude Boiz - SKA FACE!

Sunday, 27 October 2019 - 7:30pm

Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS bring their much-celebrated brand of R&B with a modern twist to The Continental to showcase songs from their brand new album ‘PILLS’ plus a few much loved classics from the critically acclaimed album ‘LUXURY HOBO’.

Friday, 1 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Eclipse – The Pink Floyd Experience brings together a wealth of musical talent to perform music from The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Animals, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Division Bell, the whole of Floyd's epoch-making album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Apart from a level of musicianship that is second to none, the performance includes spectacular multi-media and laser effects to provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderful music.

Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 8:00pm

A brand new SKA infused band that looks to bring back the spirit of ’69 combined with the social consciousness of ’79 into the 21st century from 2019. TROJAN SPIRIT return to the best of the two classic eras of Ska music bringing old and new together with a funky soulful twist delivering their message to a new generation in need of redemption.

Friday, 8 November 2019 - 8:00pm

TOTAL JAM are the UK's leading tribute to THE JAM, performing all the hits and album tracks of one of the most successful British bands. They replicate the sound of Weller, Foxton and Buckler, using the same instruments to try and get as close as they can to their unique sound, performing a wide range of their music from the band's career spanning from 1978-1982.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 8:00pm

In a world of soundbites and distractions, CHRIS WOOD is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence. Winner of 6 BBC Folk Awards, he's played with The Royal Shakespeare Company and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy. A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliche free zone.

Friday, 15 November 2019 - 8:00pm

THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE are the world's leading tribute to the pioneering punks of '77. With a Worldwide reputation built from almost 2000 live shows which include extensive tours of the USA, Europe, and South America. This ain't no Swindle!

Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 7:00pm

After 8 EPs, 1 album, 54 gigs, 722 songs played live and a lot of memories, local heroes THE PINSTRIPE PIGEON BAND have decided to play one last show. On 16th November they'll perform as The Pinstripe Pigeon Band for the last time at The Continental, in their hometown of Preston.

Friday, 22 November 2019 - 8:00pm

The surreal and beautiful beast that is Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are on their 2019 'World Tour' ...and it promises to be an 'exotic' adventure. Mik Artistik spouts lyrics, throws straws, and generally amuses himself, over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, and punk created by partner in crime Jonny Flockton on guitar, a drum machine ,and one of a crack squad of bass players. This cult band has delighted and unnerved Glastonbury audiences for over ten years gaining more devoted followers each time they play.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and company (collectively known as CASH) return to the Conti for their annual bash. A brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. CASH - payin' respect to the Man in Black.

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor-Pole has done it all. From performing Who Killed Bambi? and The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle on the film of the same name, through appearing in the likes of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, to storming the charts with his band Tenpole Tudor.
Catch him here at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set, with special guest supports.

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 7:30pm

Since forming in 2006, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican have played almost 900 side-splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury.

Friday, 13 December 2019 - 8:00pm

A Christmas Party with a difference! BLACK AND GOLD have been performing together for over ten years and they pack a punch.Covering some of the greatest SOUL, NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN music ever created from artists such as Al Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, Dobie Gray, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin and many more. A night to remember, so put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music!