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Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 9:00pm

Hosted by Matt Gallagher of Moon & the Beams and Victorian Dad. Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night just goes from strength to strength. Free entry, all welcome!

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Friday, 4 May 2018 - 7:30pm

The Floyd Band touch down at The Continental once again after a string of sell-out shows. A unique experience for Floyd fans and general music lovers alike.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018 - 8:00pm

Hailing from the Mountains of North Alabama and the Hills of West Yorkshire, Sam and James have years of touring and a stack of records under their belts. They return to Preston fresh off the back of their latest tour through the swamps and mountains of the deep south and west coast of America.

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Friday, 18 May 2018 - 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! Plus special guests SEDATED (Ramones covers)!

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 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.

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Friday, 25 May 2018 - 8:00pm

Postponed: “Britain’s premier YES tribute band” (Classic Rock Magazine). Concentrating mainly on the British Prog Rock gods' golden 1970-79 period, this is an absolute MUST-SEE-SHOW for any devotee of this classic act.

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 8:00pm

Hallouminati have been scurrying round the UK's party scene since 2010, leaving a trail of sweaty dancers, grinning audiences and a faint whiff of olive oil. Since then, their musical reputation has made a dent on the live circuit at boat parties on the Thames, Spiegeltents, European tours and countless beer-soaked watering holes across Great Britain and Ireland!

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Friday, 1 June 2018 - 8:00pm

Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!Rory has travelled the globe, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

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Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 8:00pm

Back at the Conti for 2018! 999 is one of the original legendary punk bands from the summer of '77 ... and still angry after all these years! Always a massive hit when they play here, 999 are not to be missed.

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Friday, 8 June 2018 - 7:30pm

Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival presents a mind-blowing bill of improv from some of the Northwest's best. Cold Bath Street - present the finale of the 'Dream of Space' concerts which have promoted their Sound Research Rebellion album and seen them working alongside staff of Alston Observatory and visual artist Anne Fox to create something really special. Compared to Bowie, Floyd, Can, Gong & Jethro Tull.

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Friday, 15 June 2018 - 8:00pm

Bandleader Tagné Tebu is well known for his own compositions and collaborations with some of the North West’s jazz greats. His music is powerful and introspective, blending African, Latin and Caribbean musical influences.

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 8:00pm

Anarcho rock-rap-metal-dance legends Senser - HERE at The Continental bringing fans the empowered sound they know to expect. 'Cause NOW'S THE TIME TO CHANGE YOUR STATE OF MIND!

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Friday, 22 June 2018 - 8:00pm

It's not often that what is essentially a tribute act is asked by the original band themselves to join them on a bill, but is exactly what happened with this Hawkwind-inspired band! OPUSWEED play Hawkwind songs with their own unique twist, along with their own new material. They've been playing gigs and blowing minds for the past four years now.

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Friday, 29 June 2018 - 8:00pm

LONDON CALLING, The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their 1978 album 'Give 'em ENough Rope' in full! They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as “Should I Stay Or Should I go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, “Complete Control”, “Police On My Back”, “Clash City Rockers”, “Train in Vain”, “White Riot” and, of course, “London Calling”!

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Friday, 6 July 2018 - 8:00pm

SICK SICK SICK is a Queens of the Stone Age Tribute band playing the best of their 21 year, 7 album back catalogue. Variety is the spice of rock - and the set transports you from angular robot riff rock to crushing heavy fuzz driven anthems, via catchy hook-ridden pop classics.

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Friday, 13 July 2018 - 8:00pm

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band THIN LIZZY alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 - 8:00pm

Trance inducing primal heavy psych. Philadelphia trio ECSTATIC VISION have toured with metal acts like YOB and Enslaved, and they're signed to the metal-associated label Relapse Records, and they look like a metal band. But Ecstatic Vision's forthcoming five-song debut, Sonic Praise, only occasionally intersects with metal, and when it does, it resembles bands like Hawkwind or Monster Magnet or Earthless.

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Friday, 27 July 2018 - 8:00pm

Chesaba - an electrifying African celebration! Busking in Africa's sheer diversity, this trio plays music from Ivory Coast to South Africa. Sounds created from an eclectic blend of cello, kora, n'goni, African percussion, double bass and voice are accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. Embroidered around their music are improvisations influenced by African, Jazz and Classical Music.

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 8:00pm

WORLD MUSIC CLUB: Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band are a group of exceptionally talented musicians from Zimbabwe hailing from the country's capital Harare. Their particular style of Afro-fusion draws on modern influences whilst upholding familiar traditional rhythms.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 8:00pm

CONFLICT are simply the world’s foremost Activist Anarchist punk band. Conflict hold a unique and fascinating position of being hugely influential in the anarchist movement, inspiring tens of thousands worldwide. Experience THE UNGOVERNABLE FORCE here at The Continental.

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 - 8:00pm

WORLD MUSIC CLUB: A journey to the roots of Jamaican Ska and Reggae!
Join CALYPSO GEORGE and his band MENTO-B for a night of upbeat live MENTO and CALYPSO music, with a little REGGAE thrown in for good measure.

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Friday, 12 October 2018 - 8:00pm

For over 10 years now, HOGJAW have continued to immerse themselves in music that they completely believe in. Music that defies the boundaries of country, and rock, perhaps more aligning themselves squarely in what they believe to be southern rock, or at least what they figure that genre should sound like in 2018.

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 8:00pm

Fans of BOB MARLEY and STEEL PULSE will LOVE Golty Farabeau & Ruff Trade. Golty Farabeau is a Roots Reggae and Sega musician from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Last year he teamed up with Manchester's hottest young reggae band RUFF TRADE and the combination is electric!

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Saturday, 3 November 2018 - 8:00pm

After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of “Radiation” therapy, Roddy Byers stepped away as The Specials’ lead guitarist and into the centre spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of the SKABILLY REBELS.

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Friday, 9 November 2018 - 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

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