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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!

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!

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.

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.

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...

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!

Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 5:00pm

Two beer halls housing over 200 Cask Ales and Ciders. A speciality Keg Beer Bar, and an increased size Gin Bar. Barbecue Food and Veggie Delicacies, lovingly served up by our friends at The Ferret Smokehouse. And another huge outdoor marquee hosting a diverse roster of Live Music Acts and Vinyl DJs.

Yep - it's Continental Beer Festival time again!

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!

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...

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 8:00pm

American artist and performer Jarboe will be back to Europe for the first time in almost 3 years, backed by the Italian duo Father Murphy.They will be offering a haunting set with Jarboe's unique voice performing old and new songs plus two brand new pieces composed and recorded together with Father Murphy.

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.

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 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. Online Tickets are on sale now!

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.

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

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!

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

Nominated Best Original Song BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 / Songwriter of the Year – Spiral Earth Awards 2014 / Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. They play their own unique brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it. Influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’!

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 8:00pm

HEY PIXIES are the UK's most gigantic PIXIES tribute band. This band strives for the original authentic PIXIES sound and play the classics as close to the original recordings as possible. If you have recently missed the awesome live experience of the Pixies, then have no fear - come and see Hey Pixies.

Friday, 8 December 2017 - 8:00pm

THE SMITHS UTD is a Lincoln-based The Smiths tribute act. The classic four-piece Smiths lineup is paid homage to by four Smiths-mad lads from the flatlands! All the classic hits and more.

Friday, 2 February 2018 - 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!

*rescheduled from 23rd September 2017