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The Hyperjax ' Punk/Rockabilly/Psychobilly

The Hyperjax ' Punk/Rockabilly/Psychobilly

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One of Preston’s top pubs stages its 12th Beer Festival from today.

It all starts tonight at The Continental, on South Meadow Lane, with an Open Mic Night Beer Festival Special in the Snug.

McBusted performing at Sheffield Arena

McBusted performing at Sheffield Arena

Then things kick off tomorrow and Saturday with a full line-up of bands to suit all tastes.

Friday:

6pm - The Remedy

7pm - The Kausters

8pm - Doug Perkins & The Spectaculars

9pm – The Fast Camels

Saturday:

3pm - Spiral Scouts

5pm - 1.21 Gigawatts

6pm - India Mill

7pm – Djangobop

7.30pm - Templebys

9pm - Hyperjax

The venue’s car park will be covered with a large marquee, creating a second beer hall with more than 150 different beers.

The organisers say: “This may well be one of the best and most popular so far.

“The North West’s finest rockabilly / punk act the Hyperjax headline the Saturday, and the two days also see sets from Preston soul/funk act Templebys, Glasgow psych rockers The Fast Camels, The Kausters, 1.21 Gigawatts, The Remedy, and more rockabilly from Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars.

“There’ll also be DJ sets from local groove collective The Funky Onion.

“Add to this some Morris dancers, an Open Mic session in the Snug on the Thursday night and a few other surprises and you have a Beer Festival like no other.”