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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!

Sunday, 15 December 2019 - 8:00pm

By the fireside, by candlelight, come and snuggle up with a mulled wine or two and listen to some cool jazz courtesy of the Harold Salisbury Quartet, a veritable Preston jazz supergroup. Entry is free!

Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 8:00pm

MOBIUS LOOP create gloriously eccentric and philosophical folk stories, fusing world music and conscious rap with eruptions of free-form dance charged with an intimately powerful and intense energetic live performance.

Friday, 20 December 2019 - 8:00pm

Make a festive date with THE HELLFIRE PREACHERS to hear BEATLES classics given their inimitable dark southern-fried country sound, played on authentic instruments... All you need is love - and a banjo!

Saturday, 21 December 2019 (All day)

BLUES HARVEST return to The Continental on Saturday, December 21st 2019 for their 4th annual ‘Blues Harvest Holiday Special’. Plus spacial guests POP-UP PUPPET THEATRE and DARTH ELVIS! This show is now completely SOLD OUT.

Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 8:30pm

In what has become a much-loved Continental tradition, St Stephen’s Choir join us once again for an evening of Carol Singing. If there’s a better way to get fully into the Christmas spirit, then we don’t know what it is!

Music | Family
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 7:00pm

Three Actors, Fifteen Characters, Countless Comic Capers!

Three coach drivers take us on a journey down the Rhine Valley, here highlights include The Student Prince, Jean’s swollen ankles and Sissy’s Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches. You’ll share seats with the Beverley Sisters, Arsenic and Old Lace, Mario Lanza – and three retired miners who feel perfectly at home stuck under the Channel Tunnel...

Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 8:00pm

BLACK SABBATH are without a doubt the creators, the pinnacle ... the GODFATHERS of heavy rock, and JACK SABBATH have come together to emulate their greatness, and bring it to the masses! Plus classic Ozzy solo tracks!

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 8:00pm

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story. In A View from a Hill a pair of old binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English landscape. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well. “Wonderful, magical storytelling…” Daily Mail

Theatre | Literature
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 8:00pm

BLINDSIDE are a young, up-and-coming band from right here in Preston. With singles 'Face to Face' and 'Tie Me Down' available from all good services and more music, including the 'Eventually' EP, soon to be released. In support is youthful acoustic artist LAUREN MCKENZIE.

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 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.

Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 1:30pm

Led by experienced jazzer Paul Rigby, The BwD Big Band is a modern youthful twist on the big band tradition. Aiming to bring the big band sound to the masses, with repertoire ranging from Miller to Mars…

Music | Family
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 7:00pm

Tom Meadows is one of the UK's most in demand pop drummers. Tom has been providing the drum beats behind Kylie for 9 years, in which time he has played the Royal Albert Hall, the main stage at Glastonbury, as well as several world tours. A great way to learn with one of the world's top drummers!

Saturday, 22 February 2020 - 7:30pm

THE BIG CUBAN SOCIAL comes to Preston with Afro Cuban duo SON Y RUMBA taking you on a Cuban musical journey to the sounds of traditional Afro Cuban rumba, son, bolero, cha cha cha & salsa descargas. The night features a pre-party Cuban dance class (beginners welcome), live Cuban drumming with the audience followed by dancing to the finest Cuban Son, Cha Cha Cha, Timba & Salsa with DJ IRMITA.

Friday, 28 February 2020 - 8:00pm

JAMES tribute LAID have hit the scene with lightning pace, receiving high praise everywhere they play. Bookings all over the country are coming in thick and fast and the band have marked their territory as the leading tribute to one of the best bands to come out of Manchester.

Saturday, 29 February 2020 - 8:00pm

West on Colfax are back to the Conti showcasing their debut LP - also on the bill are from Preston the excellent The Amber List and Dead Captain from Manchester - who have been getting worldwide airplay of their great last single Fireflies. It's going to be a great night of music - all for £3 pounds on the door - get there early!

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 8:00pm

A classic rock tribute show to one of the world’s most influential rock bands, the international tribute DEEPER PURPLE are on the road as a ‘Highway Star’ and guaranteed to take you back to the classic 1970s with memories of a ‘Child in Time’. So, if you like your music loud and proud it’s time for a ‘Black Night’ at the Deeper Purple show.

Friday, 6 March 2020 - 8:00pm

With a repertoire that is as eclectic as it is energetic, The Balkanics deliver an exciting mixture of traditional and original tunes in a style that is all their own. Fiddles, guitar, bouzouki, cello, whistle, flute and percussion combine in The Balkanics’ pan-European melting pot to produce a rich sound that never fails to delight!

Friday, 13 March 2020 - 8:00pm

PULP FRICTION is the world's best Quentin Tarantino live tribute band! Bringing a unique cocktail of singing, dancing & theatrical performance using the effortless stylised themes from the films of Quentin Tarantino.

Friday, 17 April 2020 - 8:00pm

Established in 1977, THE MEMBERS' eclectic Mix of Punk, Reggae, Surf, and Pop, and anthemic songs including the million-selling SOUND OF THE SUBURBS and OFFSHORE BANKING BUSINESS are part of the Great British Alternative Hymn Book. Catch the legends right here, with special guests XTRACT and ARTISIAN.