Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Who, Noel Gallagher to headline Teenage Cancer Trust

Acts will perform at London's Royal Albert Hall in March

Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Who and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been announced as the headliners for the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

Stereophonics will play the London venue on March 23, Van Morrison (plus “special guests”) will headline on March 25, The Who (supported by Wilko Johnson) top the bill on March 26, Paul Weller (supported by Johnny Marr) will play on March 27, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (supported by Future Islands) ends the series of special concerts on March 28. Comedian Kevin Bridges will also give a performance on March 24.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the very first Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. Billed as “The Who and Friends”, the original show saw Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones join The Who on stage for a one-off performance.

Previously announced headliner Noel Gallagher has a long history with the Teenage Cancer Trust and acted as curator for the 2013 series of events. Speaking about the Royal Albert Hall gig, the former Oasis man said: “Who’d have thought that after 15 years we’d be gearing up for another stint at the greatest venue in the world?”

The Who’s Roger Daltrey, the driving force behind the shows, added: “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.”

The Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall shows are as follows:

Stereophonics (March 23)
Kevin Bridges (24)
Van Morrison plus special guests (25)
The Who plus Wilko Johnson (26)
Paul Weller plus Johnny Marr (27)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plus Future Islands (28)

Tickets for the shows start at £25 and will go on sale 9am Friday 30 January. To check the availability of Teenage Cancer Trust tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.