Line up announced for Teenage Cancer Trust event

The Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall has announced a line up including David Gilmour (pictured), New Order, The Vaccines and John Bishop.

Roger Daltrey of The Who announced the line up for the music and comedy fundraiser, which will take place from 19-24 April.

The 2016 show will mark the 16th year of the Teenage Cancer Trust, with over 200 artists and 500,000 fans attending the events since 2000. The shows have helped increase the number of specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units across the UK to 28.

“It’s hard to believe this is our 16th year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, and I’m very happy to be announcing such a varied line up,” said Daltrey, “The money raised is invaluable to this charity, which receives no government funding in England, to help young people with cancer in the NHS. In return for the public’s hard earned cash, we aim to put on some very special shows.

“We’re had so many incredible musical moments at these shows over the years but these moments are made even more special by the wonderful young people I have met. They shouldn’t have to stop being teenagers just because they have cancer. They are young people first – cancer patients second. With their incredible vigour and positivity as inspiration, we aim to keep Teenage Cancer Trust leading the world in cancer care for this age group.”