More headliners and dates confirmed for Royal Albert Hall charity shows
Paul Weller has been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s series of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The Modfather joins Muse who revealed earlier this week that they were lined-up to play a one-off show for the charity.
The Fratellis and The Mighty Boosh‘s Noel Fielding are also confirmed to headline a show each.
Weller’s show on April 10 will see the singer team up with Ocean Colour Scene‘s guitarist Steve Craddock for an acoustic show.
The current UK’s singles chart number one Duffy will also perform at the show.
The opening TCT show, the comedy night hosted by Noel Fielding will take place on April 9, The Fratellis headline on April 11, and Muse will close this year’s event on April 12.
More acts will be announced soon for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, which are now in their eighth year. The shows take place annually and are co-organised by The Who’s Roger Daltrey, the charity’s patron.
Announcing this year’s line-up, Roger Daltrey said: “These shows, now in their eighth year, continue to help Teenage Cancer Trust raise essential funds to build specialist teenage cancer units within the NHS. The UK is a world leader in providing this support for teenagers with cancer and in 2008, the charity will open five new units and will start building work on a further two. This means that many more teenagers with cancer will have access to one of our units and will get the support they need to fight this disease.”
Previous years have seen artists such as The Who, Oasis, Coldplay, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, The Cure and Madness all perform.
Tickets for this year’s shows will go on sale tomorrow (February 22) at 10am from Teenagecancertrust.org
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