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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 7:30pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 7:30pm

ScRibble is a friendly group that meets once a month to share creative writing. They're a group of mixed abilities and experiences - some have had pieces published, some have done courses, others just have a go in their spare time.

Friday, 31 August 2018 - 8:00pm

No Hot Ashes are a four-piece band from Stockport /Manchester and branded post-pop-funk. A band conceived through a love of 70s & 80s Disco & Funk they bring a contemporary twist on the genres with a seriously tight rhythm section, infectious funky guitar riffs and gritty, raw vocals with lyrics about love, heartache, getting pissed and politics. Their sound is fresh and exciting and certainly sets them apart from an over-saturated market.

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.

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 7:30pm

I Am Kloot's singer-songwriter John Bramwell returns to The Continental, armed with brand new songs from his latest LP 'Leave Alone the Empty Spaces'. Playing a different set every night, and trying out stripped down versions of his 100 or so previously released songs, he regales, beguiles and, during certain parts of the set, just flat out confuses Kloot fans old and new.

Thursday, 6 September 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!

Friday, 7 September 2018 - 8:00pm

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!

Sunday, 9 September 2018 - 8:00pm

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’.

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.

Sunday, 16 September 2018 - 12:00pm

Riverside Vintage return to The Continental for 2017. Third Sunday every other month. Local designer-makers with the vintage wares, hand-crafted goods, art, music, and cake.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 8:00pm

"The best lady singer-songwriter in the country" John Peel

Bridget St John is best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel's Dandelion record label. Peel produced her debut album 'Ask Me No Questions'. These day based in New York, she only occasionally visits the UK - making this a rare opportunity to catch her live.

Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 8:00pm

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.

Friday, 28 September 2018 - 8:00pm

Yeah, you read right. The Punk legends join us on Fri 29th September 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.

Saturday, 6 October 2018 - 7:00pm

The World's Greatest Father and Son Rap Duo, FMA + 12 Gage, unveil their long awaited, highly anticipated debut album - 'Parental Advisory'. This great night also features the talents of The Jackpot Golden Boys, Dreadnought, TwinTwo & Polypores. Not to be missed.

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.

Friday, 19 October 2018 - 7:30pm

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!
This WILL sell out - act fast!

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!

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.

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

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - 7:00pm

Kirsty Almeida will be playing her latest album, name tbc, with her band at The Continental. Gibraltar-born Kirsty is an international singer and award-winning songwriter best known for her eclectic mix of musical styles in world folk music.

Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 8:00pm

The mighty HAWKLORDS return to The Continental. Originally formed in 1978 by HAWKWIND legends Robert Calvert and Dave Brock, they re-emerged in 2009 and have been touring and recording hit albums ever since. Featuring former Hawkwind members Jerry Richards and Harvey Bainbridge, this is one psychedelic experience not to be missed.

Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 12:00pm

Riverside Vintage return to The Continental for 2017. Third Sunday every other month. Local designer-makers with the vintage wares, hand-crafted goods, art, music, and cake.

Friday, 23 November 2018 - 8:00pm

Earth's primary exponents of cosmic dross. The mighty HENGE beam down to The Continental for one night only, in the Name of Rave. Combining earth-made instruments such as drums, guitar, keys with more ethereal sounds and instruments HENGE have created a dance music sound as infectious as a heavy dose of Ebola.

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 7:30pm

The music of not one, but two of Britain's greatest rock bands, Status Quo and Queen, will be celebrated on the evening of Saturday 17th February at The Continental in Preston, as tribute bands Quotation UK and QueenEsque take to the stage to faithfully recreate some of classic rock's greatest live hits.

Saturday, 8 December 2018 - 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.