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Jon Gomm will be performing at The Continental on Easter Sunday

They Eat Culture to host Jon Gomm at The Continental

They Eat Culture are introducing virtual virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm to The Continental, as a part of their festival of events held there. Along with guests Jason Singh and Jaydev Mistry, Jon will use one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twist melodies all at once. He will also incorporate songwriting and his soulful singing into the performance, and pins his influences on […]

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They Eat Culture and New Continental to host Fairtrade film night

This month They Eat Culture host a Fairtrade film screening at The New Continental. The award winning documentary, A Small Act (2010), tells the story of a young Kenyan whose life drastically changes when a stranger sponsors him to get an education. The film is about the power of generosity and the global effect it can have. Director Jennifer Arnold has won awards and enjoyed […]

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New Continental to host punk legends Discharge

  The New Continental will host punk legends Discharge on Friday, February 13. The venue has gained a reputation for hosting punk gigs over the past several years, including hosting bands such as GBH and Vic Goddard. This should prove to be yet another chaotic show to add to a growing collection for the New Continental. Discharge are one of the most influential bands from […]

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Subhumans to play at New Continental on November 14

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 […]

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999 latest punk act at New Continental

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 […]

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In pictures: Continental hosts its eleventh beer festival

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 […]

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