L’annuale rassegna che si tiene alla Royal Albert Hall ,curata dal fondatore Roger Daltrey, (nella foto) vedrà la partecipazione di David Gilmour oltre a New Order, The Vaccines, Everything Everything e Simply Red. Il 2016 segna il 16mo anniversario dell’annuale rassegna ideata dal vocalist degli Who, (Who Cares) per raccogliere fondi destinati ai giovani malati di cancro. Concerti dove hanno partecipato i più grandi nomi della musica e dello spettacolo.
Lo stesso Daltrey ha messo in scena nel 2011 l’opera Tommy con la partecipazione straordinaria di Pete Townshend che intepretato The Acid Queen in una versione acustica da solo e alla fine dello show, Baba O’Reily con la band californiana che segue Roger nei tour mondiali di Tommy.
“Every year Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall raises essential funds to support the charity’s work. I am incredibly proud of what we have already achieved and am inspired about what we will accomplish together.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to be part of many very memorable moments in the shows history. I have many fond memories such as playing a surprise support set for Richard Ashcroft with Paul Weller, Kelly Jones, Liam and Noel Gallagher; or seeing Little Britain’s first live performance and the Kaiser Chiefs opening up for Franz Ferdinand before taking the music world by storm. “
“The Cure are once again delighted and honoured to be playing the Royal Albert Hall for the benefit of Teenage Cancer Trust.” – Robert Smith, The Cure
“Thanks to Roger and Teenage Cancer Trust, I’ve had some of the best nights I’ve ever had on a UK stage. The people who run the charity are amazing and the kids are an inspiration.” – Noel Gallagher
“I’d always wanted to play for Teenage Cancer Trust but for the first few years I was away on tour and we couldn’t make it work. In 2011 I was asked to do it and couldn’t so then I got the date in my diary for 2012. You could say the whole McCartney year was based around Teenage Cancer Trust!” – Paul McCartney
“Nothing feels better than to be doing this for Teenage Cancer Trust. This could possibly be the best gig ever.” – Tinie Tempah
“It was of my favourite shows of all time. We were dripping with sweat when we came off stage and I can’t remember who said it, but someone said we have got to do that again.” – Brett Anderson, Suede
“It’s so amazing to be here … this space, the people, for this cause – it really means so much to me.” – Florence Welch
“We had one of the best gigs of our lives. For a really good cause as well.” – Matt Bellamy, Muse
“It’s great we can continue to support Teenage Cancer Trust and help them make a difference. We were inspired after meeting some of the teenagers with cancer at our gigs over the years and it really made us want to do more for the charity.” – Kasabian
“Teenage Cancer Trust is one of my favourite charities and the Royal Albert Hall events are a privilege to be involved with. For me it makes a lovely change to be helping teenagers with illnesses, instead of giving them a virus …” – Russell Brand