For the past 20 years, the Royal Albert Hall has hosted high-profile concerts in aid of the charity, although these have ceased during the Covid-19 pandemic — the 2020 run of shows was set to begin on the day lockdown came into force, with the subsequent cancellation causing a £1m hole in funding.
From October 8-18, a series of performances at the venue from over the years will be available to watch online for free, with donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust encouraged throughout.
Muse, The Cure, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Them Crooked Vultures are among the other artists set to feature.
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, who has spearheaded the initiative since 2000, said: “Without the environment and services that Teenage Cancer Trust provide within our NHS, specifically for this age group, isolation throughout their lengthy treatments becomes a strong possibility.
“Through Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK has led the world in recognising the specific issues that this age group with cancer suffer. Please donate generously to make sure this vital work continues through these difficult times.”
The gigs will be streaming on Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen YouTube page. The full line-up is below:
- October 8 — Ed Sheeran
- October 9 — Muse
- October 10 — Rudimental
- October 11 — Sir Paul McCartney
- October 12 — Paul Weller
- October 13 — Stereophonics
- October 14 — Pulp
- October 15 — Noel Gallager
- October 16 — Them Crooked Vultures
- October 17 — The Who
- October 18 — The Cure
- October 31 — The Cure (full live-stream)