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Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 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.

Monday, 24 September 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.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 7:30pm

The DAMSON POETS now converge at The Continental every last Wednesday of the month. This edition's special guests are Julie MacLean (Melbourne) & Rikin Parekh. Plus Open Mic. Free entry.

Friday, 28 September 2018 - 8:00pm

Yeah, you read right. The Punk legends join us on Fri 28th 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.

Thursday, 4 October 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, 5 October 2018 - 8:00pm

LA FRENCH is a solo project from Luke French, of Preston's premier post-punk provocateurs Fighting. A lush melange of drifting ambient guitar loops and ambient beats, this will be La French's debut live performance to launch his new self titled album, released on Preston based experimental & electronic imprint Concrète Tapes. Support comes from OVA and new duo KEENER / HORSLEY.

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.

Monday, 8 October 2018 - 7:00pm

Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been at the forefronts of free improvisation, avant-rock, and noise musics since the late 1990s. His dedication to collective improvisation has led to collaborations with all sorts of kindred spirits and appearances on over 150 records. "...arguably the most riotosly energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz" THE WIRE

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. Plus special guests BLACKBALLED!

Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 7:00pm

Preston's own 4 piece Indie Rock band THREE DAY WEEKEND return to The Continental! Ones to watch for the future, the band have already been picked up by Scruff Of The Neck, Absent Kelly and the iconic This Feeling / Red Stripe - having featured on BBC Radio 6 recommended by Steve Lamacq.

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!

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 7:30pm

A special theatre treat for Halloween! Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history - Blaine Manor.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 7:30pm

A special theatre treat for Halloween! Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history - Blaine Manor.

Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 8:00pm

STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there. With an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they recreate the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the seventies!

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.

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 7:00pm

Filming over 200 musicians worldwide and sampling them to create a digital supergroup of artists who never met but play together on screen, pioneering audio/video remixers and electronic duo Addictive TV perform their acclaimed “Orchestra of Samples”. "Ingenious" The Times

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.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 8:00pm

For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor.
A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.
G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.

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 Friday 30th November at The Continental, as tribute bands Quotation UK and QueenEsque take to the stage to faithfully recreate some of classic rock's greatest live hits.

Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the Man in Black.

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.