The bands join forces to remember and old friend and to raise money Marie Curie Cancer Care...

Stereophonics, Embrace, Placebo and Pulp‘s JARVIS COCKER are amongst the names set to play at a charity bash in LONDON on April 18.

The bands will be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care at The Scala. The show is in memory of the late Scott Piering, a legendary radio and TV ‘plugger’ who worked all the bands on the bill before his premature death from cancer in 2000.

The show is the brainchild of David Steele, boss of V2 Records and Danny O’Connor of BBC Radio 1. Steele said he hoped it would provide a memorial to “a truly unique man”. O’Connor, a close friend of Piering, told NME.COM that further names would be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

Piering took Bob Marley to America for his first ever US tour and also guided the early career of The Smiths as well as latterly the likes of Charlatans, New Order and the Prodigy.