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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:30pm

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music, some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70’s listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee.

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture are proud to present an after-party for Jeremy Deller's Acid House brass band show taking place at The Harris Library earlier in the evening, featuring a full set from legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam between 10pm and midnight.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Multi-Instrumentalists Frank Benbini (one third of FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS) and Naim Cortazzi are UNCLE FRANK. Both are talented songwriters, producers and musicians that have toured the world. They're always busy creating the best kind of music... music with soul, funk, rage and love!

Monday, 1 May 2017 - 2:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture have sorted out your May Day Bank Holiday Monday entertainment by putting together an eclectic all-dayer featuring some Continental old favourites and a few new faces, with advance tickets on sale at only £8 for 7 acts!

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 8:00pm

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, 4 May 2017 - 9:00pm

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

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 8:00pm

A night of the finest 50's Rock and Roll and Rockabilly. A four piece band who take their inspiration from the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll. Recreating and reinventing the unique sound of the 1950's as they emulate the greats from Presley to Perkins and Cochran to Cash.

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 8:00pm

In 2017, 40 years after the historic 'White Riot' tour, London Calling, the UK’s premier THE CLASH tribute act will be paying homage to this epic event by playing shows throughout the UK, including here at The Continental . Playing a retrospective of that legendary first album they will then go on to perform the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:00pm

Preston’s Biggest and Best Beer Festival is BACK! Over 200 ales, ciders, craft beers, perrys and specialist kegs, live music, DJs, BBQ, and more TBA! Come and find out for yourself why our Beer Festivals are one of the most popular events in Preston.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 8:00pm

Qujaku are a heavy psychedelic four-piece from Shizouka in Japan: much admired in Japan for the intensity of their live shows, they're now ready to conquer the UK. Think heavy, noisy psychedelic garage rock with fuzzed up post-rock/shoegaze edges and you're touching on their live sound.

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 7:30pm

After selling out two back-to-back shows here over one weekend last year, The Floyd Band touch down once again at The Continental on Sat 20th May with a new show celebrating 40 years of Animals. Plus a complete performance of Dark Side of the Moon and selections from Meddle, The Division Bell, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Final Cut - LIVE!

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 7:30pm

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.

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!

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, 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.

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 - 7:30pm

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!

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, 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