The line up for the 14th year of fundraising concerts include The Cure, Suede, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Rob Beckett, Hal Cruttenden and OneRepublic.
Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey has been the driving force behind the concerts which have raised over £17million for young people with cancer since they began in 2000. This year Noel Gallagher has once again helped Roger put together a week of shows with an ecclectic mix of exceptional artists.
Roger Daltrey, said "This is our fourteenth year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust and I'm very happy to be back after handing the reins to Noel Gallagher for a year. The money raised is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for the public's hard earned cash we put on some very special shows. This year The Cure and Suede return to play for us. How great to have Paolo Nutini, who was a teenager when we first started these shows. Even nearer to the age group that we serve is Ed Sheeran performing songs some of which were written when a teen himself.
"Over the years we've had so many memorable moments. These include Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn appearing togeather for the first time, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones and Eddie Vedder flying half way round the world to sing one song, Matt Bellamy playing the Hall's famous pipe organ and so many more. These moments are amplified by the wonderful young people I have met. They shouldn't have to stop being teenagers just because they have cancer. They are young people first and cancer patients second. With their incredible vigour and positivity as inspiration, we aim to keep Teenage Cancer Trust leading the world in cancer care for this age group."
The music and comedy shows are Teenage Cancer Trust's flagship annual fundraising event. The money raised makes a massive difference to the lives of thousands of young people with cancer across the UK. As the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer, Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund a range of services that aim to improve their quality of life and chances of survival. All proceeds from the shows go towards providing this specialist care and support for young people with cancer.
The line-up announced is:
Mon 24 March - Ed Sheeran
Tue 25 March - An evening of comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden
Wed 26 March - Paolo Nutini
Thu 27 March - OneRepublic
Sat 29 March - The Cure
Sun 30 March - Suede: Dog Man Star 20th Anniversary
Tickets are priced from £25 (plus booking fees) and wil go on sale on Friday, 31st January at 9.30am, and eGigs will have links to buy them then.