John Peel Day gig to take place at The Continental

Posted on - 25th October, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Music, Nightlife, What's On in Preston
John Peel died in October 2004 Pic: Steve_I

John Peel died in October 2004 Pic: Steve_I

The musical life and loves of one of Britain’s most-loved DJs is to be celebratedĀ on Friday.


John Peel Day is marked by fans of the former radio DJ across the UK and Preston is no different.

Two stages at The Continental will see bands play including a former member of Cornershop – famous for their hit A Brimful of Asha.

Un-Peeled is on and includes some of Peel’s favourite acts.

The Nightingales, The Stupids, Eton Crop, christ, The Great Leap Forward, Minny Pops, John Hyatt’s Plastic Reality, Spread Eagle, Deutsche, Ashram, The Common cold (Mark and Ajay from Dandelion Adventure and Dave Chambers from Cornershop) are all booked, along with a rare and exclusive performance from Welsh act Datblygu.

DJs on the night are Fenny from On The Wire on BBC Radio lancashire and Les will fill in gaps of Peel’s record collection.

Here’s who is on when during the gig on Friday 28 October:
Events Space
(at the back of the pub, on the far right)
6.20pm – 6.50pm John Hyatt’s Plastic Reality
7.20pm – 8.20pm Datblygu
8.45pm – 9.30pm The Stupids
9.55pm – 10.55pm The Nightingales
11.20pm – end christ.
Fenny and Les DJ in-between acts in the Event space

(just inside the front entrance to the pub on the right)
6.30 – 7.00pm The Great Leap Forward
7.25pm – 8.10pm Minny Pops
8.30pm – 9.15pm Eton Crop
9.35pm – 9.55pm The Common Cold
10.15pm – 10.45pm Deutsche Ashram
11.10pm – 11.50pm Spread Eagle

Tickets are Ā£12.50 and available from Skiddle and details are on the Facebook event.

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