Gary Neville to perform back-to-back DJ set with Tim Burgess at Kendal Calling 2024

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Danny Jones Danny Jones - 25th January 2024

No, you haven’t just misread that headline in an early morning daze, Manchester United legend and football pundit Gary Neville is part of the Kendal Calling lineup for 2024 and he’s going to be doing a DJ set with a fellow Manc icon.

With the full Kendal lineup dropping on Thursday morning, music fans are rightly buzzing about the likes of Noel Gallagher, Paolo Nutini, The Streets, Keane, Sugababes and many more joining the Lake District-based festival this year, but we’re going to guess very were expecting to see Neville‘s name on there.

Better yet, the Salford City co-owner and local entrepreneur is taking his experience of performing on the world’s biggest stages in the sporting world one further by teaming up with the one and only Tim Burgess from The Charlatans for a back-to-back DJ set.

Not bad for your festival debut.

Everyone when they saw Gary Neville’s name on this year’s Kendal Calling lineup.

Speaking on the announcement, Burgess said: “I’m very excited about the prospect of DJing with Gary – he’s got great taste in music.


Last time we shared a stage was when he joined The Charlatans on guitar [back in 2015]. Can’t promise we’ll be doing any songs together but there might be an impromptu singalong at some point…” Well, that simply has to happen now. Don’t let us down now, lads.

The one-time Greater Manchester duo are by no means the only notable names doing DJ sets over Kendal Calling weekender though, as fellow household name Craig Charles will also be giving the decks a spin alongside several other exciting acts like Shy FX, Orbital DJ, Untold Orchestra and many more.


Kendal has always prided itself on being a family-friendly festival open to people of all ages and from all walks of life but believe us when we tell you there’s plenty on after dark too.

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With more than 120 artists taking part across 13 stages, it’s no surprise demand for the festival is at an all-time high and having visited last year, it’s for good reason.

We’ll expect a fair few more Mancs to tag along this year to see two local legends joining in with the fun.


You can see the Kendal Calling 2024 lineup in full down below — and trust us, it’s packed with plenty more surprises.

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