The Continental

The Continental
South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP
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The Ac/dc Experience W/ Soldato

The North West-based group plays tribute to the Australian rock band.

Thu 4 May

Acid Brass afterparty with DJ Dave Haslam (Hacienda)

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture are proud to present an after-party for the Acid House brass band show taking place at Harris Library

The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican's Christmas Knitwear Tour 2017: The Continental, Preston

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican bring their annual Christmas Knitwear Tour to The Continental, Preston. This is a seated show and guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. Bring your loudest Christmas jumpers, and join the biggest Christmas party, Preston has ever seen.

The Continental's 17th Beer & Cider Festival

Preston's Biggest and Best Beer Festival is BACK! If you've been before, you know the drill. If not, here's what we're about… The Continental's Beer Festivals have become a Preston institution, seeing thousands of happy drinkers come through our doors. The Continental is a Mecca for real ale drinkers all over the North…

Thu 11 May

Fri 12 May

Sat 13 May

Sun 14 May

The Continental’s Open Mic Night

Acts take to the stage to sing, play guitar, perform poetry or stand up at this open mic event hosted by indie minstrel, Matt Gallagher.

Thu 6 Apr

The Continental's Seventeenth Beer Festival

Preston's Biggest and Best Beer Festival is BACK!

Danny Saul

The electroacoustic composer from Manchester performs. With support from Kinder Meccano, Third City and Third City.

Fri 31 Mar

Free / 01772 499425

Deeper Purple

A tribute to the long-established hard rock band of Smoke On The Water fame.

Sat 25 Mar

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Doug Perkins And The Spectaculars

DP & the Specs are a four piece band who take their inspiration from the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll. Recreating and reinventing the unique sound of the 1950's as they emulate the greats from Presley to Perkins and Cochran to Cash. Harking back to a time when the size of the turn ups on your jeans and how much grease…

Fri 5 May

Fiona Soe Paing - Alien Lullabies

Fiona Soe Paing is an experimental electronic producer and vocalist based in Aberdeenshire. Her live show, "Alien Lullabies". is a mesmerizing and surreal multi-media performance, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, as part of Creative Scotland's curated 'Made In Scotland" programme, to great…

Fri 9 Jun

The Immediates

Taking you back to when music and style mattered, The Immediates deliver the authentic retro sound of 60s MOD culture. Rated as one of the UK's premier Mod revivalists the band perform the classic sounds of the classic British sounds of The Who and The Kinks through to Trojan and American influences from Booker T…

Fri 30 Jun

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Improvisation Gig

Eclectic improvised jam session.

Fri 31 Mar

£3 / 01772 499425

With Danny Saul, Kinder Meccano and Third City. Part of Preston Jam.

The Jasmine Minks & The Jazz Butcher Quartet

A double-headliner featuring two acts from the indie-punk label Creation Records.

John Otway

The punk-rock singer-songwriter has kept his cult following through extensive touring.

Fri 23 Jun

£11 / 01772 499425

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Contemporary and classic folk two-piece who are nominated for Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Best Duo and Best Newcomer.

Fri 14 Apr

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

Laetitia Sadier, sometimes known as Seaya Sadier, is a French musician best known as the singer of the band STEREOLAB. Sadier was working as a nanny when she met McCarthy guitarist Tim Gane at a gig in Paris during the late 1980s. Sadier was disillusioned with the rock scene in France, and soon moved to London to be with…

Fri 26 May

The Leylines

The British folk-punk five-piece have a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of the Mod and Punk eras, and a folk-rock vibe that evokes long, hazy festival days. Originating in the West Country, they have managed to capture the zeitgeist and have a rapidly expanding nationwide following.

Fri 21 Apr

£10 / 01772 499425

London Calling - Play The Music Of The Clash

LONDON CALLING'S RUBY RIOT TOUR, 40 YEARS ON! In May of 1977 The Clash toured the UK on the back of their critically acclaimed and self-titled debut album. This was the White Riot Tour and it cemented The Clash in the Punk scene and set them up for the years, tours and albums that followed! In 2017, 40 years after this…

London Calling: Tribute to The Clash

Playing a retrospective of The Clash's legendary first album, and going on to perform the best of the rest, including all the hit singles and more

The Machine Rages On: Rage Against The Machine Tribute

The Midlands-based covers band perform songs by the American rap-metal band, Rage Against The Machine.

Maniere Des Bohemiens

Maniere Des Bohemiens 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 for a long while. Gypsy Jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken…

Fri 21 Apr

Manière des Bohémiens

Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing.

Fri 21 Apr

Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai

The singer-songwriter and guitarist from Yorkshire and the Israeli artist collaborate on a set of folk, blues and world music material.

Thu 27 Apr

Mörderstein: A Tribute To Rammstein

Mörderstein have been labelled as the UK's Ultimate RAMMSTEIN tribute band by many of the people who have witnessed their live show. Six members, fully live with the attitude, determination…… and pyromania! Some great reviews have raised the profile of Mörderstein to a place higher than any of the founder members…


A top class, authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motörhead. Motörheadache is a three piece tribute to Lemmy's musical career with Motörhead from 1975 to 2015, but features some his solo projects with the likes of Foo Fighters and Slash. Set up by lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on…

Fri 2 Jun

£11 / 01772 499425

Motorheadache: A Tribute To Lemmy

Classic rock covers taking in Motorhead's 23 studio albums and featuring hits like Ace Of Spades, Overkill and We Are The Road Crew.

Fri 2 Jun

The Muffin Men: With Special Guest Denny Walley

ZAPPA, BEEFHEART AND BEYOND! Celebrating 26 years on the road around Europe. Thursday 6th April 2017 sees THE MUFFIN MEN return to Preston. The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates around Europe, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Frank Zappa material, along with some…

The Nightingales

Five-piece alt rock post-punk outfit from Birmingham. Support from Blue Orchids, Blyth Power, The Train Set, Glass Mountain, Mick Shepherd and The Room Upstairs.

Mon 1 May

£10; £8 adv / 01772 499425

The Nightingales, Blue Orchids, Blyth Power, The Train Set

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture have sorted out your May Day Bank Holiday Monday entertainment by putting together an eclectic all-dayer featuring some Continental old favourites and a few new faces, with advance tickets on sale at only £8 for 7 acts! It runs from 2pm until 9.30pm (ish) so no need to worry about…

O'Hooley & Tidow

The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in…

Thu 20 Apr

£13.20 / 01772 499425

O'Hooley & Tidow

The pairing of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow who are based in Huddersfield, perform their self-penned melange of contemporary folk mixed in with a twist of punk and blues.

Thu 20 Apr

£12 / 01772 499425

Orange Claw Hammer: Captain Beefheart Tribute

The band interprets the music of the American leftfield musician.

Penetration, The Distractions

Penetration Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, England formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Fronted by distinctive singer, Pauline Murray, their debut single, "Don't Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single[ and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is…

Fri 10 Nov

Preston Is Hardcore

PRESTON IS HARDCORE is seismic celebration of Hardcore Crust Punk the likes of which this town has never seen before!

Sun 11 Jun

£13.20 / 01772 499425

Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie

  • 2013
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steve Barker
  • UK release: 29 June 2014

A look at the career of rock'n'roll cult figure John Otway – a man known best for his inability to find success in the music industry – funded entirely by his fans.

Rock And Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway The Movie

To celebrate The Continental's visit from the great man himself on Friday 23rd June they offer you OTWAY THE MOVIE! In Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie, a movie funded entirely by his fans, UK's cult legend John Otway returns to his old school to give a course on survival in the music industry. In…


SeYes recreate the sound of Yes with all the energy of the classic live shows.

Fri 24 Mar

£12 / 01772 499425

SeYeS - Yes Experience

"Britain's premier Yes tribute band" (Classic Rock Magazine) "All the best and good luck with the project." Rick Wakeman David Crilly (guitars, vocals), Edward Keller (lead vocals, guitar, percussion), Chris Bradshaw (keyboards, vocals), Nick Young (drum, percussion) and Pete Greenwood (bass, guitar, vocals) are SEYES…

Fri 24 Mar


The Blackpool natives play a mix of Jamaican ska, roots, rock and reggae covers.

Sat 15 Apr

£8 / 01772 499425

The Smiths Utd - Tribute To The Smiths

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.

Un-peeled - The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present was born in Leeds, in the UK, in 1985 with the release of the debut single GO OUT AND GET EM' BOY! and the band's first album, GEORGE BEST, followed a couple of years later. With the early releases on their own label, the band acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs…

Thu 27 Jul

Uncle Frank (Of Fun Lovin' Criminals)

Multi-Instrumentalists Frank Benbini (one third of FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS) and Naim Cortazzi are Uncle Frank. Both are talented songwriters, producers and musicians that have worked around the world with the likes of Happy Mondays, Ali Campbell (UB40), Sinead O'Connor, Suggs (Madness), Citizen Cope, Beverley Knight and many…

White Hills

The two members of the band, Dave W and Ego Sensation, who hail from New York, perform their psychedelic rock originals, mixed with elements of space and stoner rock styles.

Sat 27 May

£8.80 / 01772 499425

White Hills plus special guests TBC

Commanding stages both gargantuan and intimate, White Hills are one of the most legendary live acts in psychedelic rock today

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