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Friday, 23 February 2018 - 8:00pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 8:00pm

Incredible night of experimental electronica with post-punk Manchester scene legend ERIC RANDOM (Tiller Boys, collabs with Cabaret Voltaire & Nico of Velvet Underground), Graham 'Dids' Dowdall AKA GAGARIN (of Pere Ubu & Roshi ft. Pars Radio) and Preston ambient genius POLYPORES.

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Thursday, 1 March 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, 2 March 2018 - 8:00pm

Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European Swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen in a long while.

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Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 8:00pm

With a blistering set consisting of all the classics, the Anglo-Spanish tribute band Deeper Purple feature the best reproduction of the Deep Purple live sound you’re ever likely to hear, delivering the ultimate rock experience!

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Sunday, 4 March 2018 - 7:30pm

Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound. Join them on a musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music...and Italian folk music.

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Friday, 9 March 2018 - 8:00pm

The Ultimate Stone Roses are the only Roses tribute to hail from Manchester. Each member has dedicated themselves to mastering the music of their heroes. Playing songs from the seminal first album, The Second Coming and early fan favourites, The Ultimate Stone Roses give their audiences the most authentic Stone Roses experience possible.

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Friday, 16 March 2018 - 8:00pm

The UK’s only established live tribute to influential post-punk/industrial rock legends KILLING JOKE.
Playing shows since 2012 (and formerly known as Absolute Dissent), PSSYCHE’s line-up of lifelong Killing Joke devotees is passionate about delivering the intense live experience of a band who once described their apocalyptic output as “the sound of the earth vomiting.”

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 8:00pm

July Julay is the UK’s premier Dominican Salsa and Bachata singer/guitarist and he's coming to The Continental with his band The Mambo Kings, complete with drums, piano, percussion, bass and trumpet. Get ready to DANCE!

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Friday, 23 March 2018 - 7:00pm

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!

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 8:00pm

Celebrating 40 years since the band's formation, The Monochrome Set return to The Continental to promote their forthcoming album, Maisieworld, due for release in Spring 2018. Featuring original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene.

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Friday, 30 March 2018 - 8:00pm

Devoted to recreating the atmosphere of a live Joy Division gig, Transmission emulate the sound of one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era. Relive the dark cavernous sound of Joy Division through the U.K's number one Joy Division tribute act.

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Friday, 6 April 2018 - 8:00pm

One of Britain’s most distinctive and exciting groups. TREMBLING BELLS formed in 2008, born from Glasgow’s close-knit scene, united by shared tastes, passions and imagination. Having released five cracking psych-folk LPs in six years, in addition to a number of side-projects, Trembling Bells show no signs of slowing down. This is quite simply a group of people with music pouring out of them.

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Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 8:00pm

‘London’s answer to the Ramones’ Rock: The Rough Guide.

Born at the dawn of PUNK and the first group ever on Beggars Banquet Records, legendary act THE LURKERS bring pure rock n' roll and their own inimitable brand of 'bouncy pub punk'. Arturo and the boys are staples of the UK punk scene.

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Friday, 13 April 2018 - 8:00pm

The Marley Experience are an eight piece Midlands based Bob Marley Tribute band with a difference, with lead vocalist Lionart & his undeniable vocal resemblance to the late great King of Reggae Bob Marley himself.

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 8:00pm

Back at The Conti - with his band! Rock veteran John 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. 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.

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Friday, 20 April 2018 - 8:00pm

The PAT MCMANUS BAND are a Blues Rock Power Trio, headed up by the former MAMA'S BOYS and CELTUS guitarist / violinist virtuoso and true gent Pat McManus (AKA ‘The Professor’).The ‘PMB’ line-up is completed by two other Irish musicians,the powerful drummer Paul Faloon and bassist Marty McDermott,both of whom have served their time with a variety of top Irish acts and as top session men working all over the globe.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 8:00pm

CHELSEA was formed in 1976 by Gene October, quickly releasing the all-time classic punk single 'Right to Work'. The band recorded a new album 'Mission Impossible' in June 2017 and are back on tour and at The Conti on April 21st 2018!

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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!

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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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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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