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Friday, 26 May 2017 - 7:45pm

The new combo led by legendary Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble!

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 8:00pm

One of the most legendary live acts in psychedelic rock today. White Hills are proponents of psychedelia as transformation. The music made by Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in dystopian futurism and hyperconscious of society's constant desire for a new and better drug.

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 9:00pm

Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night just goes from strength to strength. Free entry, all welcome!

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 8:00pm

A top class and authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motörhead. Motörheadache is a three piece tribute to Lemmy's musical career with Motörhead from 1975 to 2015, but features some his solo projects with the likes of Foo Fighters and Slash. Set up by lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker bass and vocal, the line-up features Neil Archer on guitar and Nic Rudd on drums.

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Combining off-world electronica and live vocals from Fiona Soe Paing with 3D animation from New Zealand based collaborator Zennor Alexander, ALIEN LULLABIES is an immersive live gig/cinema hybrid. "Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive." Scotsman

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 7:00pm

PRESTON IS HARDCORE is a seismic celebration of Hardcore Punk the likes of which this town has never seen before!

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Detroit saxophonist DE’SEAN JONES is a world renowned musician, for his powerhouse sound and unique approach to jazz. He’s played with STEVIE WONDER, RICK ROSS & CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and was last seen at The Continental with the incredible GREG SPERO QUARTET.

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 8:00pm

YAZMIN LACEY sings with the directness and emotional clarity of CLASSIC SOUL. In 2015, she became a part of Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers Project, which led to a Brownswood Basement session and numerous high profile gigs in London. Catch her amazing voice here, backed up by a FULL BAND.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 7:15pm

To celebrate our visit from the great man himself on Friday 23rd June we offer you OTWAY THE MOVIE! In the midst of Britain’s 70s punk revolution and after a momentous TV appearance where five and a half million viewers watched him land painfully on his testicles, Otway was high in the charts. Too bad his next HIT was 25 years later.

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Friday, 23 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Rock veteran Otway dubbed himself “rock’n’roll’s greatest failure” after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That’s) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett.However, a mere quarter century later, he was back on Top of The Pops and back in the charts as a birthday present from his adoring and patient fans. Expect madcap mayhem and some scintillating stunts from a man old enough to know better…..and also to be surprised at just what a showman and musician really lies underneath the tomfoolery.

Friday, 23 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Celebrating two Them There cassette releases with exclusive live sets from both artists. This promises to be a really special evening in the intimate surroundings of the Continental's Snug.

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.

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.

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! 27TH JULY SOLD OUT - tickets available for 26th July

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! 27TH JULY SOLD OUT - tickets available for 26th July

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.

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.

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!

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 - 7:30pm
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!

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Massive folk show featuring Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson and more: two solo sets plus a short duo set with both Martins! Plus Alasdair Roberts, Moxham & Halladay, David Callahan. This is such a huge line-up we’ve de-camped from The Continental to the grand setting of the magnificent Preston Minister on Church Street in Preston City Centre.

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 8:00pm

Mörderstein have been labelled as the UK's Ultimate Rammstein tribute band by some of the 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...

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, 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