The Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed the bill for its annual fundraising concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It will be the fifteenth year the project has taken place, re-uniting many of the artists who have taken part since the beginning.
Headliners include Welsh chart-toppers Stereophonics, Paul Weller with special guest Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Who with special guest Wilko Johnson. Legendary Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison and a comedy night hosted by TCT ambassador Kevin Bridges complete the line-up.
It will be especially poignant for Wilko Johnson, the ex-Dr Feelgood guitarist who has been treated for cancer himself recently. He was told his condition was terminal in 2012 and completed a “farewell” tour the following year. He also recorded an album, “Going Back Home”, with The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey who has been closely involved with the TCT concerts since their inception. After a miraculous recovery for Johnson the show featuring the veteran pair will surely be a highlight.
More artists will be announced in the coming weeks and tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 30th January.