Saturday 24th March 2018
Of course, it was always going to be a belter. The night had already got a jumpstart from Macclesfield's Spring King, who warmed up the crowd with a polished, raucous set. And from the moment Leicester's Kasabian headed onto the stage to wild excitement from the crowd, until the band rounded off their set with a storming rendition of "Fire", the whole of the Royal Albert Hall was on their feet with their hands in the air.
What an amazing cause,
Serge Pizzorno told the crowd at one point, and indeed the love was palpable from beginning to end, from the bond between the band members to their generosity in taking time backstage to sign merchandise and meet young people who've been supported by Teenage Cancer Trust.
As ever one of the most moving parts of the night was when young people come onstage to an amazing reception from the crowd. Yesterday's group came to enjoy our Ultimate Backstage Experience from Birmingham, London, Leeds and Dundee. This included Annie, who was courageous enough to speak onstage in front of five thousand people about her cancer experience.
We also had a special guest backstage - Georgie, who features in our latest fundraising film - and who came down from Preston with her family to enjoy the show and see the film on the big screen.
At the moment we can only provide half of young people with cancer with our vital nursing care and emotional support. To help us support EVERY young person with cancer, you can text NURSE to 70500 to donate £5* - thank you.
*We receive 100% of your donation. Our headline sponsors Aldi UK will match-fund every donation per night up to £5k.