Legendary punk act the Subhumans will play New Continental on Friday November 14. The Subhumans formed in Wiltshire in 1980, comprised of vocalist Dick Lucas, guitarist Bruce Treasure, bassist Phil, and drummer Trotsky. The band enjoyed success as one of the more literate and musically athletic British punk ensembles between 1980 and 1985, occupying the middle ground between The Clash’s political songcraft and Crass’ experimental […]2 weeks ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
999 will be the latest punk band to play the New Continental on Friday (July 4). The New Continental has become the go-to venue for punk over the last few years. Acts such as GBH, Wire and Vic Goddard & The Subway Sect have all played there in recent times. The band has a huge cult following worldwide and they have been cited as one of […]5 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
The Continental has been drunk dry after another successful real ale and cider festival. Down on South Meadow Lane drinkers enjoyed a wide selection of beers, ciders and perrys as well as a mix of music and food. A hog roast was put on and crowds enjoyed the Saturday afternoon sunshine as the weather cleared and Preston celebrated one last gasp of summertime before Autumn […]1 year ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
The festive spirit is being kept alive for a little bit longer in the city centre as the Tunda Bar returns. The bar, opened by the New Continental on South Meadow Lane, in the run-up to Christmas has proved so popular its owners have decided to extend its run. A statement from the New Continental group says “The Continental’s pop-up ‘Tundra Bar’ in Preston’s city […]2 years ago by Ed Walker Share
The owners of a popular riverside pub in Preston could be expanding to a new site in the city centre. A planning application has been made by New Continental Properties to change the former Co-Operative building on Ormskirk Road from a restaurant into a bar. The listed buiding, known Sheraton House, is built in the Edwardian Baroque style. Part of the property was previously a […]2 years ago by Ed Walker Share
A New York based musician is looking forward to exploring his connection to Preston when he performs in the town this July. Singer-songwriter Scott Rudd, from Brooklyn, plays at The New Continental in Broadgate on Friday July 6th as part of his upcoming UK Tour. Though while entertaining the city’s music fans with his lo-fi indie-folk offering is Scott’s main purpose, he also has very […]2 years ago by Chris Skoyles Share