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Friday, 30 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Rated as one of the UK’s premier Mod revivalist outfits, The Immediates perform the classic British sounds of The Who and The Kinks through to Trojan and American influences from Booker T through to Nolan Porter and beyond. All delivered with conviction and uncompromising authenticity.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Make Americana Great Again is a new night that aims to bring you great music from songwriters and bands doing their version of modern Americana from across the UK. If you like the likes of: Wilco, Richmond Fontaine, War On Drugs, and Ryan Adams, then this night is for you.

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Nik Turner, one time front person and founder member of HAWKWIND, has been an innovative, spiritual and hugely entertaining performer in a number of classic bands. Here with the Space Gypsy band, he performs a collection of music from all the bands he has played with, including Hawkwind, Inner City Unit and Space Ritual.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture are proud to present one of John Peel's very favourite acts for the latest edition of Un-Peeled, shows featuring artists who recorded sessions for the legendary DJ...
THE WEDDING PRESENT! BOTH DATES ARE NOW SOLD OUT

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture are proud to present one of John Peel's very favourite acts for the latest edition of Un-Peeled, shows featuring artists who recorded sessions for the legendary DJ...
THE WEDDING PRESENT! BOTH DATES ARE NOW SOLD OUT

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Wild, repetitive, psychedelic music that denies categorisation (probably somewhere on the psych-folk/psych rock continuum). Woven Skull work up an incredible, dense head of steam from a humble set up: Guitar, Mandola and a minimal drum kit. Like it? Of course you do.

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Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 8:00pm

This is an amazing double-header featuring two of the finest acts to emerge from the 77 UK punk explosion, Mekons and Alternative TV, both instrumental in mapping out the path from punk to post-punk.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 8:00pm

PIKACYU*MAKOTO is an alliance between two figureheads of underground Japanese psych/pop, the musically promiscuous Kawabata Makoto (most famous for his leadership of the legendary Acid Mothers Temple), and Afrirampo's Pikacyu.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 8:00pm

John Coghlan is the original drummer of STATUS QUO - with JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO, the prime aim is to recreate the authentic '70s Quo Sound' in keeping with John's time with Quo, which fans and critics alike agree is the band's 'Classic' period. Catch JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO in Preston, for one night only!

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Friday, 18 August 2017 - 8:00pm

Another 100 proof cult punk act comes to The Conti! The Varukers are the classic UK hardcore punk / D- Beat / UK82 band formed in '79 by vocalist Anthony 'Rat' Martin. Prepare for total anarchy!Joined by awesome all-girl punk act The Poly-Esters and punk-metal-rap crossover combo Rats from a Sinking Ship!

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 7:00pm

A celebration of the Back To The Future trilogy, recreating the historic Enchantment Under The Sea dance - a fantastic night of Bank Holiday BTTF related fun, all in aid of a great charity. Be there or be square!

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Saturday, 2 September 2017 - 6:45pm

Throughout the 90s, MUSO magazine became essential reading for regular Preston gig-goers, and readers were encouraged to write articles to promote their favourite bands. Many fans of live music have fond memories of Muso magazine and what was a golden era for live music in Preston. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of publication of the first issue, we are holding this special live music event at The Continental.

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Friday, 15 September 2017 - 8:00pm

Stuart McCallum and Rioghnach Connolly are such opposites in character and background that each is integral to the other.Their joint project, The Breath, is a miracle of integration. He is an urban guitarist from Manchester, the first call for Cinematic Orchestra and has written and arranged for legendary UK saxophonist John Surman and collaborated with Radiohead. She is a singer and flutist from Armagh, and the voice of skewed bar-room band, Honeyfeet: she guests on The Source, the new album from Afro Celt Sound System.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 8:00pm

THEY'RE BACK! Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band THIN LIZZY alive, well, and dominating stages worldwide...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:00pm

Hailing from the North West of England, The AC/DC Experience perform classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras such as "Highway To Hell", "Shoot To Thrill", "Back In Black", "Whole Lotta Rosie", and many, many more - The AC/DC Experience provide a live show second only to the legends themselves!

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 8:00pm

The Machine Rages On is the UK's No.1 tribute to legendary US Rap Metal act RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of THAT stormin' debut LP!

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Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 8:00pm

Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? Big Boy Bloater and The Limits are the band in question and they're bringing their raucous brand of R&B with a modern twist back to The Continental! "One of the great Blues men of our time" - Jools Holland

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Friday, 13 October 2017 - 8:00pm

Mörderstein have been labelled as the UK's Ultimate Rammstein tribute band by people who have witnessed their live show. Six members, fully live with the attitude, determination...... and pyromania!

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Friday, 20 October 2017 - 8:00pm

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls will be touring the UK in September and October this year in support of the duo’s third studio album. Catch them here at The Continental, playing selections from their brand new LP and a few familiar classics too...

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Born in 1978, out of the ashes of the Sonic Assassins, Hawklords was the brainchild of the late, great Robert Calvert. Now it's the 21st century and after more than 25 years of social research Harvey Bainbridge, Jerry Richards, Ron Tree, Dave Pearce & Tom Ashurst have regrouped to bring Hawklords back to the people.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the Man in Black.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie & They Eat Culture are proud to present the latest in a long line of classic punk acts at The Continental - the legendary PENETRATION! And where else could you catch them supported by cult Manchester post-punk act The Distractions

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 8:00pm

STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there. With an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they recreate the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the seventies!

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