Under The Spotlight: Craig Charles

From Corrie to Red Dwarf to Radio to Festival stages, Craig Charles is an out-and-out entertainer, and we wanted to shine the spotlight on him in preparation for his set at Highest Point Festival this May!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 20th Mar 2023

The man with funk flowing through his veins and a penchant for a proper party, Craig Charles is ready and primed for his annual festival season foray; most notably at his massive slot on ‘The Woods’ stage at Highest Point this May.

For those not already in the know, when he’s not driving a taxi around Corrie’s cobbles or traversing space in the Red Dwarf ship, Craig's entertaining audiences with his Funk and Soul Club; with which he traverses the country leaving crowds with sore legs from the eternal boogie he instils through the tunes spun from his diverse record collection. 

Craig is not only a Funkedelic force of nature on stage but in the booth also. His weekly Radio 6 show, which airs 1pm - 4 pm Monday to Friday, transmits the sonic frequencies present in his sets to kitchens, cars, and companies across the country. So if you fancy getting a funk-fuelled flavour of what to expect from his sets make sure to tune in. 

Image: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club on Facebook

What sets Craig apart from other DJs is his ability to make everyone in the room feel like they're grooving along to part of something special. Whether you're a hardcore funk fanatic or just someone who wants to have a good time, Craig's collection of classics has got you covered. One minute he’s playing a track that would get everyone and their Nan moving, and the next he’s playing a rare cut that gets the connoisseur's commendation. He's got an infectious energy that'll make you forget about all your worries and dance like nobody's watching (even though they totally are).

This alone should be enough for you to dust off the dancing shoes, but for Craig's excursion to Lancasters Highest Point festival, the vibes look set to be pushed even further with the surroundings he's set to play in. His Funk and Soul Club will be crafting the caper at the atmospheric natural surroundings of ‘The Woods’ stage at the festival, an intimate setting amidst the trees, with an elevated stage and sensational vibes; a stage that will more than match the energy Craig Charles brings to the stage.

So, whether you’re a regular Red Dwarf binger, a Radio 6 Funk and Soul Club fanatic, or you just love to jump to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat; Craig Charles is the man to see, and Highest Point is our choice of the place to see him. So secure your tickets to the Lancastrian escapade, and come and get lost in the funky beats; you won't regret a thing!




If you want to catch Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club live this year, then you can find all of the events Skiddle has on offer with them in tow, by clicking or tapping - HERE

If his set at Highest Point this May is tickling your eardrums, then you will be able to find tickets to the Lancastrian festival at the bottom of this page, just make sure to secure them quickly so you don't miss out!



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








Header image credit: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club on Facebook



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