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Teenage Cancer Trust acts announced

The Who, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Paul Weller are just some of the acts who will perform at this year's Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall shows.

Charity patron and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey announced the line-up for what will be the 15th anniversary fundraising concerts.

This year's list of acts also so far includes Van Morrison, Stereophonics and Kevin Bridges, as well as Wilko Johnson, Johnny Marr and Future Islands, and the shows will take place at the London venue from March 23 to 28.

Since the first Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000, then called The Who and Friends and including performances from Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones, the shows have grown into a big annual event.

Roger said: "To be back for our 15th year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust is an incredible achievement. This is all made possible by the loyalty of the music and comedy business.

"Paul, Noel and Kelly were there for the first event, and many thereafter. I can't thank them enough for being back with us this year.

"I'm always amazed by, and appreciative of, the support given to the charity by the new artists each year, who recognise the importance of Teenage Cancer Trust's work."

He continued: "As well as increasing the charity's profile, the money the shows raise is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for that hard earned cash we always strive to put on some very special shows."

The shows now run for a week with different headline acts each night and have raised over £20 million for the charity, helping to fund specialist nurses and teenage cancer units.

Tickets go on sale on January 30 from 9am.

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