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

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.

Borderland

Public Burning Theatre presents a story of race, class, sexuality and power. This play will challenge liberal and traditional values alike.

Thu 23 Mar

£8 (£6) / 01772 499425

Borderland - Public Burning Theatre

When Disney-loving Aminah meets blood-soaked Kayla in after-school detention, neither expects to bring a whole community to its knees. Borderland is a provocative, urgent look at modern-day segregation; a story of race, class, sexuality and power. This play will challenge liberal and traditional values alike.

Thu 23 Mar

£8.80 some concessions / 01772 499425

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 2 Feb

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Deeper Purple

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

Sat 25 Mar

£8.80 / 01772 499425

An Evening With Rich And Tom

Rich and Tom talk you through their recent travels on a unique tandem as they bike-pack their way through France, a journey of 3,200Km. ?The film for their other adventures has just won best adventure film at the Kendal Adventure film festival. What's more unique is Tom was only 11 (now 12) and has managed events like the…

Sun 19 Feb

£11 some concessions / 01772 499425

Fairtrade Screening: Connected By Coffee

A SPECIAL SCREENING ORGANISED BY PRESTON & SOUTH RIBBLE FAIRTRADE GROUP An inspiring and thought-provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink.

The Jasmine Minks, The Jazz Butcher Quartet

We're delighted to present this awesome double-header with two of the best-loved acts from legendary indie label Creation Records. The Jasmine Minks Formed in Aberdeen in 1983, before quickly re-locating to London, The Jasmine Minks were initially a quartet of Jim Shepherd (guitar/vocals), Adam Sanderson…

Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

We're really pleased to present an intimate, seated show from Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, winners of Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards. Unreserved seating, limited capacity

Fri 14 Apr

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London Calling - Tribute To The Clash

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 historic tour, London Calling, the UK's…

Manière Des Bohémiens

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 for a long while.

Fri 21 Apr

Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the…

Thu 27 Apr

Motörheadache

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

The Muffin Men Featuring Denny Walley

Celebrating 26 years on the road around Europe, The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Frank Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of old favourites. Here they are again, this time with legendary Zappa & Beefheart sideman…

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O'hooley & Tidow

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 The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The…

Thu 20 Apr

£13.20 / 01772 499425

Orange Claw Hammer: Captain Beefheart Tribute

The band interprets the music of the American leftfield musician.

The Orchids

Another edition of the John Peel-inspired gigs in Preston featuring acts who recorded for the much-missed DJ. This one includes indie-pop and shoegaze and includes a super-rare set from Sarah Records faves The Orchids (Peel sessions in 1990 and 1994). Also playing are west-country janglers The Chesterfields (recently…

Fri 17 Feb

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Peter Bruntnell

The New Zealand-born rock and Americana singer-songwriter performs his original material.

Thu 2 Feb

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Thu 9 Mar

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Rose McDowall

Glaswegian punky indie pop from the former The Poems and Strawberry Switchblade singer.

Mon 20 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 01772 499425

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Smiths Utd

The band pay tribute to the Manchester outfit performing all the hits including There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, This Charming Man and more.

Fri 24 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 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.

The Three Johns

This Leeds threesome, formed in 1981 and a favourite of John Peel, brings its post-punk originals back to the stage.

Sat 4 Feb

£8.80 / 01772 499425

Tonight I'm Gonna Be The New Me

Made In China presents an arresting physical endurance act that crashes headfirst into an impossibly true love story and out the other side. It exposes how we perform our relationships amidst a reality that just won't live up to what the movies promised.

Wed 8 Feb

£8.80 some concessions / 01772 499425

Vernal Equinox Festival

Vernal Equinox - an exciting new festival in Preston pulling together divergent strands of underground music - folk / psych / wyrd Trembling Bells / Galley Beggar / Mugstar Mike Heron (Incredible String Band) / Gnod Alasdair Roberts Trio / King Champion Sounds Tricca McNiff / Crumbling Ghost / Pill Fangs Dodson and…

Fri 3 Mar

£11–£30.52 / 01772 499425

Sat 4 Mar

£11–£30.52 / 01772 499425

Sun 5 Mar

£11–£30.52 / 01772 499425

Vernal Equinox Festival

An exciting new festival in Preston pulling together divergent strands of underground music:folk/psych/wyrd. With Trembling Bells, Mike Heron, Mugstar, Gnod and Galley Beggar.

Fri 3 Mar

£10; £28 weekend ticket / 01772 499425

Sat 4 Mar

£10; £28 weekend ticket / 01772 499425

Sun 5 Mar

£10; £28 weekend ticket / 01772 499425

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