After two long years in anticipation, the Teenage Cancer Trust have just announced that their annual charity shows are back in 2022 for their 20th anniversary, along with a star-studded line-up.
With the previous planned shows in 2020 and 2021 being cancelled due to the infamous Coronavirus pandemic, the series of live shows are set to take place between the 21st-27th March 2022 at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.
Bedford rockers Don Broco are set to take the main stage on the opening night on the 21st with a very special orchestral set, which is sure to be a real treat for spectators following their similar set at Abbey Road Studios last year.
Also revealed for the line-up is Doncaster’s very own singer/songwriter Yungblud, ska royalty Madness, as well as the legendary Liam Gallagher.
The Who are also set to play a special, one-off acoustic performance on Friday, March 25, which is sure to feature iconic renditions of classic hits such as ‘Happy Jack‘ and ‘My Generation‘. This marks five years exactly since their last performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2017. Additionally, Halifax superstar Ed Sheeran is set to play a set on the Sunday evening (March 27), following the recent release of his latest studio album ‘=‘ back in October last year.
On the Tuesday evening (March 22), it has also been announced that there will be a night full of comedy, featuring some of the best comedians that Britain can offer. Joel Dommett, Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett have already been selected to perform stand-up sets on the night.
Event organiser Roger Daltrey spoke about the importance of the return of live music after the worst of the pandemic and how the Teenage Cancer Trust need your support more than ever; ‘Live music has been hit hard by the pandemic and it has been particularly frustrating for me that we haven’t been able to get artists on stage to raise money for this vitally important cause. But we haven’t given up.’
‘My wonderful team and I have pulled out all the stops to make this 20th series of shows for Teenage Cancer Trust the best ever. I am so grateful for the loyalty and continued support given to us by the music and comedy industries. The Who will be back on stage this year at the Hall alongside some wonderful talent. After the last two unbelievably difficult years, young people with cancer deserve everything we can do for them.’
Chief Executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, Katie Collins also commented on the event; ‘We are so grateful to Roger and all the acts coming together to help us ensure that young people don’t have to face cancer alone. The past two years have been so tough for young people with cancer and their families. As well as being amazing gigs these vital fundraising shows going ahead will make the world of difference.’
‘Without the money raised at events like this – and people like Roger giving up their time to help others – our work would not happen and young people with cancer would go through treatment without the vital specialist care and support we provide.’
Tickets will be available to purchase for the event this Friday (February 25) at 9AM GMT here!
Check out the full line up for the Teenage Cancer trust charity shows below!
Fan of Don Broco? Read more about them here!