Big names to play the Albert Hall

The Cure lead this year's gigs for the Teenage Cancer Trust

The Cure, Bloc Party, Razorlight and Goldfrapp are all set to perform at this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows in London.

The concerts, organised by Roger Daltrey and Harvey Goldsmith, will also feature appearances from Biffy Clyro, Mystery Jets and comedian Ricky Gervais.

To celebrate the event’s six year history at the Royal Albert Hall, an extra show has been added to the normal five day line up with The Cure playing their first UK date of 2006 at the final gig on April 1.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 14th February.

Speaking about this year’s event, Daltrey said: “There is no doubt in my mind that these shows really are making a difference to the lives of thousands of teenagers with cancer.

“From its inception, the event has always been supported by top artists at the cutting edge of music and comedy. This year is no exception with a music line up including Goldfrapp, Bloc Party, Mystery Jets, Razorlight, a Tommy Vance Tribute with Judas Priest, The Scorpions and Ian Gillan, The Cure, Ricky Gervais and a comedy night with the best of British stand-up.

“I thank all the artists for their unconditional support and also all our friends in the media who have helped raise awareness of this important charity. They have and will continue to make a difference.”

The full list of gigs is as follows:

Ricky Gervais (March 27)

Goldfrapp (28)

Bloc Party plus special guests Biffy Clyro and Mystery Jets (29)

Razorlight (30)

Tommy Vance Tribute Night with Judas Priest, The Scorpions, Ian Gillan and Friends and Boned (31)

The Cure (April 1)