Thursday 9th February 2017

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to join this year's already stellar line-up at the Royal Albert Hall in association with Aldi! He'll be headlining on Tuesday 28 March, just weeks after his hotly anticipated third album ÷ is released on 3 March, supported by pop superstars Busted.

Please remember that if you have tickets for Ed Sheeran's show photo ID checks will be in operation. The name of the lead booker will be printed either on the ticket itself or on an addressed header slip along with the tickets. The lead booker must attend the concert with the corresponding tickets and photo ID in its original format to gain entry to the venue. Please note if you were sent a header slip with your ticket you will need to bring this along with your photo ID as instructed. All guests must enter the venue with the lead booker.

Because of this we expect it take longer for people to get into the venue. Please try and get down there as early as possible to beat the queues, relax and enjoy the show.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s show for us at the Royal Albert Hall show sold out in record time. We’re so disappointed when fans and supporters of our work miss out on getting tickets. Ed Sheeran usually plays venues much larger than the Royal Albert Hall and demand for these tickets were way and above the Hall’s capacity. We are extremely grateful to Ed Sheeran for giving his time to play a gig for us, and to all the fans and supporters who managed to buy a ticket.  All of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall gigs are raising much needed funds to help make sure young people don’t face cancer alone.

Important notice: The name of the lead booker will be printed on each ticket. The lead booker must attend the concert and photo ID in its original format (no photocopies) will be required to gain entry to the venue. There will be no exceptions to this rule. The name cannot be changed once the booking has been made.

There is a wider issue around the secondary ticketing market and we firmly believe the only people who should profit from Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are young people with cancer. That’s why we actively support the Fanfair Alliance, which was set up by members of the music industry to campaign for action to tackle unfair ticket touting. We are also doing our part by introducing additional measures like limiting the number of tickets people can buy, and requiring photo ID to enter the concert.  ID will be rigorously checked and anyone with tickets purchased on the secondary market will not be admitted.

If you feel strongly about secondary ticketing then we’d encourage you to write to your MP asking them to take action, and to sign this petition which is calling for it to be discussed in Parliament. The more disappointed fans that lend their voice to this campaign, the greater the chance of real and lasting change.  Read more about our stance on secondary ticketing 

After splitting in 2005, James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson put the band back together in 2016 to the delight of fans around the world, releasing new album 'Night Driver' in November.

Hailed as a "triumphant comeback" by Q Magazine, and showcasing a new, neon-lit, synth-pop sound full of their trademark melodic thunderbolts, the album has been perfected live on the road with a sell-out UK headline tour that only ended earlier this month.

James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-in-cheek ode to Matt's school teacher Miss MacKenzie, 'What I Go To School For.' Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million records sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows.

The band said:

It is a honour to be invited by Teenage Cancer Trust and Ed Sheeran to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. We're thrilled to support such a fantastic charity whose work we have witnessed first hand, and to share the stage with the hugely talented man of the moment Ed Sheeran. It promises to be a memorable evening, we can't wait!

Kicking off music in 2017 with one of the biggest musical comebacks in recent years, over the past month, 25-year-old Ed Sheeran has broken records across the globe with his dual comeback singles "Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill". Holding firm at the top of the UK charts, the singles have accumulated over 900 million combined global streams to date and "Shape Of You" even achieved Spotify's biggest-ever day streams and shot straight to #1 on the USA’s Billboard Hot 100 upon release!

Ed Sheeran's career has gone from strength to strength since the release of his debut album '+' (plus) in 2011. The LP, which spent three weeks at #1 in the UK, spawned his breakthrough single "The A Team", which later went onto win a prestigious Ivor Novello award for 'Best Song Musically and Lyrically'. Ed's follow-up album 'x' (multiply) was released in 2014 to colossal acclaim and has since gone onto become one of the biggest-selling albums of all time (OCC). Making history around the world, the LP has landed 90 platinum certifications across the globe and seen him win an array of awards including 'Album of the Year' at the BRIT Awards (2015). Not to mention his record-breaking stint at Wembley Stadium in July 2015, which saw Ed become the first-ever artist to headline the venue, solo, over three consecutive sold out nights.

See what happened last time Ed played our shows back in 2014: