Noel Gallagher Announced For 2024 Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts
The annual Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall have been announced for 2024 with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds among the artists set to tread the boards. Tickets for this year’s shows go on sale at 9am on Friday, 12 January.
This year’s programme will begin on 18 March with music from long-term Teenage Cancer Trust curator Roger Daltrey and The Who, who will perform alongside an orchestra and special guests Squeeze.
An evening of comedy will follow on Tuesday, 19 March, with a line-up that is yet to be announced, before The Who return for another performance alongside Squeeze on Wednesday, 20 March.
Then, on Thursday, 21 March, former Oasis star Noel Gallagher will perform with his band and special guests, indie-rock outfit Blossoms.
Gallagher said: “The TCT continue to make a real difference to teenagers in what undoubtedly must be the most challenging years of their lives. Having performed at the very first event back in 2000, it is a charity very close to my heart.”
He added “Twenty-four years and counting is a triumph in itself. NGHFB will be there en masse. Together we will make the night unique. I’d buy a ticket if I were you.”
On Friday, 22 March, Scottish group Young Fathers will perform alongside some special guests who are yet to be announced.
Then, on Saturday, 23 March, electronic duo The Chemical Brothers will take to the stage before the celebrations culminate in one final concert called Ovation, taking place on Sunday March 24.
It will be a commemoration of more than 20 years of gigs, with Daltrey, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones, Robert Plant with Saving Grace, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and The Jam’s Paul Weller.
The announcement of the 2024 Teenage Cancer Trust gigs comes with the news that curator Roger Daltrey has revealed he will be stepping down after this year’s set of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. The Who star Daltrey has driven every show since his band kickstarted the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series back in 2000.
This year the charity’s annual event will celebrate the work of its founder and curator, who will continue as an honorary patron of the charity.
Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) says that from 2025 it will be working with a series of guest curators to take the music shows forward.
Daltrey said: “The £32 million raised from these concerts has been the foundation for the 28 specialised units within the NHS, as well as specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person when cancer has turned their world upside down.”
Kate Collins, chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “For the 22nd year Roger has put together a remarkable season of shows. Roger’s impact on the lives of young people with cancer in the UK is immeasurable.
She added “The very first show for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000, The Who & Friends, was the catalyst for what has become over 20 years of flagship weeks of fundraising, awareness raising and magical moments at this exceptional venue. After that first gig, Roger became the driving force behind changing the lives of young people with cancer in the UK.
“Working day and night, year-round, Roger has enabled these gigs to form the bedrock of Teenage Cancer Trust’s growth to be the leading charity for young people with cancer in the UK.”