Funk and soul DJ Craig Charles headlines Rail Ale party night at Barrow Hill

Celebrity DJ Craig Charles will set the records spinning at a party night in Barrow Hill engine shed to launch the three-day Rail Ale festival.

By Gay Bolton
Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 9:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 9:31 am

The legendary actor from Robot Wars and Red Dwarf brings his Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club show to the visitor attraction on September 9, 2021.

Craig has grounded himself as a funk and soul icon broadcasting on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

He has performed at numerous festivals including Glastonbury where he played to more than 10,000 people in 2016 and 2019.

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Craig Charles will headline Rail Ale Party Night at Barrow Hill engine shed on September 9, 2021.

Highway Child, a soul, funk and blues band who have headlined the three previous Rail Ale festivals, will be the support act.

Tickets for the Rail Ale Party Night with Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club cost £18, go to

Fans of Rail Ale Beer & Music Festival, which runs until September 11, have been snapping up tickets after last year’s event was cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.