Thursday 6th December 2018


Guitar ManThis week, Twitter users discovered that using #TeenageCancerGigs will add a custom 'Guitar Man' emoji to their tweet! 

The custom emoji was created to celebrate the announcement of the 2019 Teenage Cancer Gigs at the Royal Albert Hall line-up. Rudimental, Take That, Doves, The Script, and Levellers have all been announced as headline acts for the shows in March 2019. 

The iconic 'Guitar Man' logo was designed specially for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2012 by Jamie Hewlett, the comic book artist, creator of Tank Girl and co-creator of virtual band Gorillaz. 'Guitar Man' has become synonymous with our flagship event at the Royal Albert Hall and has helped us raise vital funds through the release of exclusively branded merchandise. 

Hewlett said: 

Teenage Cancer Trust does amazing work supporting young people with cancer, these concerts are a great night out and help raise much needed funds. I'm very pleased to be involved in such an important cause.

Our Teenage Cancer Gigs at the Royal Albert Hall bring together some of the biggest names in music and comedy to raise funds to support young people with cancer. Conceived and curated by our honorary patron, Roger Daltrey, the shows have raised over £29 million since 2000 to help teenagers and young adults with cancer. 

Teenage Cancer Gigs 2019 line up

Reece Brown, Parternships Manager at Twitter, said: 

We're delighted to have worked with Teenage Cancer Trust to deliver a custom emoji for their legendary shows at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. We're proud of this unique emoji which is befitting of these very special shows and hope that our users enjoy sharing it.

Alison Cowan, Interim Director of Marketing and Communications at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 

We're delighted that this year people can share news about the fantastic Royal Albert Hall shows with the specially created Twitter emoji, using #TeenageCancerGigs. Music is written into the DNA of Teenage Cancer Trust, and this distinctive and iconic logo, now part of a unique custom emoji, really encapsulates the spirit of the charity and its Royal Albert Hall shows.

Find out more about the 2019 Teenage Cancer Gigs now!