Take That, Rudimental, The Script, Levellers and the reunited Doves have been announced as the headline acts for Teenage Cancer Trust's 2019 line-up at the Royal Albert Hall.
Money raised by these shows, which will run from March 25-31, goes towards the charity. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, who has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust's Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000 and is an honorary patron for the charity, said: "Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer. “I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve.
'Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.”
Previous acts have included Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn, who performed together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney, Muse, The Who, The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Sir Tom Jones.
Liz Tait, director of fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re so excited to announce this incredible line-up. These amazing shows not only bring together some of the world's biggest names in music, but also raise vital funds to support young people facing the chaos of cancer through our 28 specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK, led by expert nurses and support staff.
"For every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t, so every penny raised through the gigs is crucial. As always, we’re incredibly grateful to our honorary patron Roger Daltrey CBE, who is the driving force behind the Royal Albert Hall shows. And it’s great that tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas!”
The full list of shows is as follows:
Monday 25 March Rudimental, Ghetts
Thursday 28 March Take That
Friday 29 March Doves
Saturday 30 March The Script
Sunday 31 March Levellers: A Beautiful Night Out