New Year’s Eve in Preston: Six ways to see in 2014

Posted on - 29th December, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Paul Thornton will be raiding his record box at Forum

Paul Thornton will be raiding his record box at Forum

As per usual, some mates are heading to a party, others are getting in a minibus and heading to Manchester while someone else is conveniently not answering their phone. It’s New Year’s Eve.


Here are six places we’ve found where you can see in the New Year in Preston. After all, this is the city which keeps winning a Purple Flag award for being a great night out.

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Upstairs at The Forum

Paul Thornton is the entertainment at The Forum. He’s been DJing since the 90s at clubs, bars and festivals across the UK.

He’s also part of a team of DJs that support The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show when it comes to the North West.

You can listen to some of Paul’s mixes below


Latest Paul Thornton’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud

Tickets are £4 and include a free glass of prosecco or Hogmany Punch.

The night runs from 9pm to 2am. Tickets available now from behind the bar at Forum.

Stuff your face at the Conti

You can enjoy five courses at the Continental and spend New Year’s Eve feeling very full an contented.

For £39.50 per person there’s nibbles on arrival, starters with a selection of salmon, slow cooked ham hock and celeriac soup.

Then they throw in some lemon and candyfloos sorbet, before moving onto the mains. Pheasant, risotto, seabass and a posh surf and turf ar the options.

Finally, if you’ve room, there’s Scottish cranach, a sweet platter or share or a ferrero rocher cheesecake.

You need to book, by calling Lisa or Nicola on 01772 499 425.

Rock out at Kuckoo

Get ready for a rock and roll New Year, and book a booth for you and friends at Kuckoo.

The cocktail bar always has an indie rock soundtrack to its note and is promising a wild night of partying led by the bar team.

You need to be on the guestlist by emailing and you must be in before 11pm.

Giggle with the Frog and Bucket

Instead of listening to your uncle’s cheesy jokes (again), head for the Frog and Bucket for a night of comedy.

You get three headline acts plus a local compere. And they give you dinner.

After the comedy there’s the Big Ben chimes and then a cheesy disco until 3am.

It’s £30 for just the show and make it £45 if you want the meal.

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You need to book via the Frog and Bucket website.

Enjoy the Beats at the Adelphi

For No Reason/Beats of Rage take over the Adelphi for the night.

The legendary club night runs at the pub from 9pm until 4am, the last entry is 3am.

Tickets are £5 and guarantees you entry before 1am. Buy via Skiddle.

Culture at Korova

Arts cafe Korova is hosting it’s own Hootenanny.

Sean Keafe and Mark Dacey will be performing as fun and games takes place on St Wilfrid Street in the city centre.

As far as we know, it’s free to go along and starts at 9pm.

They promise a cultured night out. Say you’re going on Facebook.

What else is on for New Year’s Eve in Preston? What are you planning? Let us know in the comments below

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