Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year’s April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs will also feature previously announced concerts with the likes of Paul Weller, Duffy, the Fratellis and Muse.
Roger Daltrey, frontman of the Who and patron of the TCT, continues to play a central role in gathering big names for the annual fundraising event, which has featured performances to date from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant, Keane, Bryan Adams, Coldplay, Paul Weller, The Cure, and last year’s participants Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian.
Many of those artists appear on a new TCT DVD, issued March 10 via the charity’s official TCT Web site, and April 14 on general release. DVD Music Media is the European DVD distributor for the title.
The charity’s music and comedy program is focused on supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing specialist units in Britain’s National Health Service hospitals, and establishing a nationwide education team. Each unit costs more than £2 million ($4 million). This year, the charity will open five new units in Britain, and will start building work on a further two.