24 - 29 March 2009

20/09/09

The 2009 shows kicked-off on Tuesday with an evening featuring critically acclaimed artists. Mercury prize winning Antony & The Johnsons, hot off the heels of celebrated album “The Crying Light”, was joined by Brits Critics choice winners Florence and the Machine and V V Brown.

The Stereophonics took to the stage on Thursday night. Lead singer Kelly Jones has been an inspirational supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust since he joined The Who onstage to perform a storming version of “Substitute” at the very first Teenage Cancer Trust gig back in 2000. Stereophonics were supported by The Noisettes and Karima Francis.

On Friday Kasabian returned to the Royal Albert Hall to perform for the second time for Teenage Cancer Trust, performing for their first London show since recording their album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

To bring the week of gigs to a close, comedy duo Mathew Horne and James Corden from Bafta winning sitcom, Gavin and Stacey, hosted an Evening of Comedy. The exclusive show for Teenage Cancer Trust as one of the first live performances following the airing of their new series and featured special guests Noel Fielding, Sean Lock, Nick Mohammed, Jack Whitehall Gok Wan and Naboo.

Kerrang Podcast

Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar and In Case Of Fire join Kerrang! at the Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall.

The line up

Tue 24

  • Antony and The Johnsons
  • Florence + The Machine
  • V V Brown

Wed 25

  • Fairport Convention
  • Seth Lakeman
  • Kate Rusby
  • Eliza Carthy

Thu 26

  • Stereophonics
  • The Noisettes
  • Karima Francis

Fri 27

  • Kasabian
  • Jersey Budd
  • The Hours

Sat 28

  • Bullet for My Valentine
  • In Case of Fire
  • Fightstar

Sun 29

  • An evening of comedy with Matthew Horne and James Corden
  • Noel Fielding
  • Sean Lock
  • Nick Mohammed
  • Jack Whitehall

A message from...

Noel Fielding

“I am pretty over excited about playing for Teenage Cancer Trust again. Its always a brilliant night and I’m bowled over by Teenage Cancer Trust’s work with young people.

Being a teenager can be pretty messed up as it is, imagine having cancer at the same time. But Teenage Cancer Trust units not only allow teenagers to be teenagers; they provide them with the best possible care and support so they can fight the disease. I think they are awesome.”

A message from...

Kasabian lead singer, Tom Meighan

“It’s great we can continue to support Teenage Cancer Trust and help them make a difference. We were inspired after meeting some of the teenagers with cancer at our gigs last year and it really made us want to do more for the charity.”