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Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 8:00pm

Experience a different classic vinyl LP every month through a high-end audio system provided by our friends at Richer Sounds. Hear them as they're meant to be heard with equipment from some of the world's leading manufacturers! Records from Action Records. This month it's time for some classic QUEEN with 'News of the World'.

Friday, 23 August 2019 - 8:00pm

As close as it gets, NOBODY DOES IT BETTER. The GUNS N' ROSES Experience are a true professional international touring act and bring 80's Guns to life with a full on high-octane show as witnessed by hundreds of thousands back in the day of the classic line up.

Saturday, 24 August 2019 - 8:00pm

Forming in 2017 and taking inspiration from their working-class predecessors; Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Jam, whilst championing their own Blackburn roots, this ground-breaking quartet are the third signing to Alan McGee’s Creation23 Label.The tour sees the band performing around the country’s former industrial areas, on what threatens to be a career-defining circuit for the band, cementing their place as one of the North’s newest, most-exciting talent.

Sunday, 25 August 2019 - 7:30pm

The music of not one, but two of Britain's greatest rock bands, Status Quo and Queen, are celebrated here at The Continental, as tribute bands Quotation UK and QueenEsque take to the stage to faithfully recreate some of classic rock's greatest hits!

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 1:00pm


Top reggae act ZAMAICA will be playing live in our Beer Garden, bringing the best in Roots Rock Lovers Reggae music. To celebrate the August Bank Holiday, Zamaica Music Promotions alongside Shadow Management will be bringing a Flava of the Caribbean with live music, DJ set from DJ Quan (North Fyah Sound) and authentic Jamaican BBQ hosted by their resident cook Chef Roy.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 8:00pm

RAMONAS GO MENTAL! - End of a Decade 2019 UK & European tour.
As the name suggests, THE RAMONAS are an all-female tribute to the iconic New York Punk Rock band RAMONES. Originally conceived back in 2004 with multiple different lineups, The Ramonas have evolved into a fully fledged, razor sharp live band in their own right! RAMONAS GO MENTAL will be a relentless and explosive show that will have you pogoing from start to finish!

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 8:30pm

Whether you sing, play guitar, or do stand-up or spoken word, come along and pick up the mic at the friendliest and best Open Mic Night in town. Or simply come along and sample some of the finest underground talent that Preston has to offer.

Saturday, 7 September 2019 - 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! 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!

Sunday, 8 September 2019 - 2:30pm

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER is the original Punk Poet.

Social surrealist performance poetry, energetic acoustic songs, punk rock with medieval tinges. Laugh, cry, and get ANGRY on this fine September Sunday afternoon!

Music | Literature
Friday, 13 September 2019 - 8:00pm

They're back! MOTHERSHIP is a LED ZEPPELIN covers band - actually more homage than tribute - that exists to celebrate the music of the best rock band the world has ever seen. The music is the message: so no costumes, no wigs, no nonsense... just great music, well played!

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 8:00pm

Fans of BOB MARLEY and STEEL PULSE will LOVE the Golty Farabeau Band! Golty Farabeau is a Roots Reggae and Sega musician from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. His music reflects the beauty and relaxed lifestyle of his homeland.

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 8:00pm

In Show and Concert!
Playing music inspired by the original pioneers of Rock n' Roll like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Eddie Cochran, DOUG PERKINS AND THE SPECTACULARS are sure to get everyone in the room jumping and jiving.

Friday, 4 October 2019 - 8:00pm

They are not DEVO, but they are We Are Not DEVO! Yes!

Performing choice cuts of gonzo mutato classics from throughout the career of Akron, Ohio’s finest sons; a labour of love and sincerity bringing the message of Devolution to the good spuds of Preston.
*Rescheduled from 14th June.

Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 8:00pm

NIK TURNER, co-founder of legendary space rock pioneers HAWKWIND, comes to The Continental on 5th October with his ‘NEW SPACE RITUAL’ band. Vocalist and sax player Turner played a prominent part in all of the cult psychedelic band’s ‘classic era’ (70-75) recordings, either writing or co-writing famous fan-favourite tracks like ‘Master of the Universe’ and ‘Brainstorm’. A true journey into the heart of PSYCH ROCK with one of its undisputed pioneers!

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 8:00pm

The sprawling universe of that is ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple Soul-Collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 8:00pm

The Beastie Boys are without doubt one of the most inspirational Hip Hop acts of all time and it's the BEAST DECOYS mission to bring the unforgettable energy of the Beastie Boys to the UK crowd for a full live experience.

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 8:00pm

Yeah, you read right. The Punk legends join us on 24th October to do what they do best: swimming against the flow of the corporate controlled "music business"and proving PUNK is the last music rebellion and still a major music force to be reckoned with.

Friday, 25 October 2019 - 8:00pm

TOCHA is a Peruvian born artist whose passion for music began when he started to play the flute & the panpipes at the age of six. Also a guitarist and singer, he performs his own compositions in a variety of styles & rhythms, easily switching from modern western music to Latin, Afro & tropical styles.

Sunday, 27 October 2019 - 7:00pm

Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS bring their much-celebrated brand of R&B with a modern twist to The Continental to showcase songs from their brand new album ‘PILLS’ plus a few much loved classics from the critically acclaimed album ‘LUXURY HOBO’.

Friday, 8 November 2019 - 8:00pm

TOTAL JAM are the UK's leading tribute to THE JAM, performing all the hits and album tracks of one of the most successful British bands. They replicate the sound of Weller, Foxton and Buckler, using the same instruments to try and get as close as they can to their unique sound, performing a wide range of their music from the band's career spanning from 1978-1982.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 8:00pm

In a world of soundbites and distractions, CHRIS WOOD is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence. Winner of 6 BBC Folk Awards, he's played with The Royal Shakespeare Company and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy. A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliche free zone.

Friday, 15 November 2019 - 8:00pm

THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE are the world's leading tribute to the pioneering punks of '77. With a Worldwide reputation built from almost 2000 live shows which include extensive tours of the USA, Europe, and South America. This ain't no Swindle!

Friday, 22 November 2019 - 8:00pm

The surreal and beautiful beast that is Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are on their 2019 'World Tour' ...and it promises to be an 'exotic' adventure. Mik Artistik spouts lyrics, throws straws, and generally amuses himself, over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, and punk created by partner in crime Jonny Flockton on guitar, a drum machine ,and one of a crack squad of bass players. The cult band, have delighted and unnerved Glastonbury audiences for over ten years gaining more devoted followers each time they play.

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor-Pole has done it all. From performing Who Killed Bambi? and The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle on the film of the same name, through appearing in the likes of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, to storming the charts with his band Tenpole Tudor.
Catch him here at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set, with special guest supports.

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 7:30pm

Since forming in 2006, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican have played almost 900 side-splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury.