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Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:30pm

Whether you became au fait with Barney Farmer's prattle through social media Circle of Hell Twitter, or the pages of Viz and other lesser publications, it will have been with some dismay you learned he had decided to embark on a literary career. He's here on 21 June to read from his new Preston-inspired novel Drunken Baker and attempt to explain himself...

Friday, 22 June 2018 - 8:00pm

This show is now cancelled due to reasons within the band. Please contact us for a refund if you bought a ticket at our bar.

Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:00pm

Led by experienced jazzer Paul Rigby, The BwD Big Band is a modern youthful twist on the big band tradition. Aiming to bring the big band sound to the masses, with repertoire ranging from Miller to Mars… They’re a band for all ages!

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 7:00pm

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.

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”!

Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 6:00pm

A free screening of rarely seen archive film of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow accompanied by a newly commissioned film ‘give me today, anytime’ by Jonny Randall & Tom Diffenthal. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr Elizabeth Roberts, who created the pioneering Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, 15 July 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, 20 July 2018 - 8:00pm

Taking you back to the early 80s, you'll be together in Elektrik Dreams as this live band deliver the authentic sound that changed the face of music for a decade and beyond. Classic hits featuring the best in the Electronica and New Romantic era. Guaranteed a fabulous night of retro fun, this is a band that you will not want to miss.

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 8:00pm

WORLD MUSIC CLUB: 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.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 8:00pm

Slaughter II is formed by ex-members of legendary Manc punk act SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS: Edweena Banger, formerly Eddie Garrity, from Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds, who replaced Wayne Barrett in the original line-up in 1979, and Manchester’s #1 punk drummer and original member Brian Grantham. Brian also drums in The Drones and the reformed Nosebleeds. Expect SLAUGHTER punk legacy hits old and new - prepare to get SLAUGHTERED!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.