For the first time ever, Comic Relief will bring together the biggest names in comedy for a special one-off event
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall have added Tom Grennan to the line-up, headlining the iconic London venue on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
“It’s a real honour for me to play a show on behalf of Teenager Cancer Trust and raise money and awareness for so many courageous young people,” Tom announces, capping a year that has seen him release his Top 5 debut album. “To tread the boards of the Royal Albert Hall will be a life ambition ticked off for me, and to do it for Teenage Cancer Trust make it that extra special – thank you to Roger Daltrey and the team for giving me this opportunity.”
The series of live shows will also welcome performances by award-winning collective Rudimental, pop stalwarts and one of the most successful bands in history Take That, pop-rock trio The Script, English folk-rock veterans Levellers, and Doves, who make their return after ten years away.
Rudimental kick off proceedings on Monday 25 March 2019, joined by very special guest Ghetts, who released his acclaimed Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament full-length earlier this year. Rudimental themselves are set to release their new album Toast To Our Differences in January 2019, featuring guest appearances from Rita Ora, Stefflon Don, Jess Glynne and more.
Take That will make their debut appearance at the event, celebrating their 30th anniversary and the release of their reimagined greatest hits in the form of Odyssey. The record debuted at No.1 and became the fastest selling record of 2018.
Manchester trio Doves are set to take to the stage at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in nine years, bringing with them music from their Mercury-nominated Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast, plus more. Brothers Jez and Andy Williams, and Jim Goodwin, created iconic tracks such as . There Goes The Fear, Pounding, and Black And White Town.
The Script have five albums to their name released across a decade long career to date. Four of their albums went to No.1 in the UK, with four platinum selling singles in the United States. With tracks such as Hall Of Fame, Superheroes and For The First Time, the band celebrate over one billion YouTube views.
“We are honoured to be asked to support the Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall,” The Script say. “The fantastic work that they been done over the years continues to pay dividends to provide specialist care to young people with cancer across the UK.”
The series of gigs will round up with a headline performance by folk legends Levellers, curators of their own grassroots festival Beautiful Days. On Sunday 31 March 2019 they bring a specially curated version of the festival to the Royal Albert Hall.
Each of the shows will support Teenage Cancer Trust, dedicated to getting the correct treatment and personalised support to young people diagnosed with cancer.
Ever penny raised goes towards putting a spotlight on the thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK.
Next year’s line-up sees the headliners join the ranks of Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn, Sir Paul McCartney, Muse, The Cure, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Eric Clapton, Sir Tom Hones and many more.
The events have also welcomed a performance by The Who, of which Roger Daltrey CBE has been the driving force behind the live shows.
“Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer,” Daltrey explains.
“I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve. Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.”
Here is the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall line-up in full:
25 March 2019 – Rudimental + Ghetts
27 March 2019 – Tom Grennan
28 March 2019 – Take That
29 March 2019 – Doves
30 March 2019 – The Script
31 March 2019 – Levellers
Tickets for Tom Grennan at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will be available from 9:00 on Friday 14 December 2018. Any remaining tickets for all other dates are available now. Grab them through Ticketmaster.co.uk.