Tuesday 24th March 2015
Well, we do like to kick things off in style ... and day 1 of our 15th anniversary shows at the Royal Albert Hall was no exception.
The star-studded day and night started with a visit from Kelly Jones and his bandmates popping in to our young people's music workshop, an event that happens every day of our Royal Albert Hall shows. Patients who had been treated on our units in Newcastle, Hull and Cardiff spent the afternoon with musicians from the Royal Albert Hall, writing their own lyrics and music and performing to a very impressed audience.
A glimpse of the #music workshops that go on every day of our #royalalberthall shows - today special guest #KellyJones of #Stereophonics popped in and showed his approval! Over 2000 young people who have or have had cancer have attended a workshop since our shows began, allowing them to have an amazing day of learning, hanging out and meeting our artists #teenagecancergigs #inspiration #cancer
The show itself saw Gaz Coombes play a stonking opening set ...
— Gaz Coombes (@GazCoombes) March 23, 2015
... before Stereophonics launched into an array of old and new favourites to a very enthusiastic audience, as well as new song "Song for the Summer".
But it didn't end there - special guests Tom Jones and then Ronnie Wood joined the band onstage to a raucous reception.
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 23, 2015
Check out our interview with Stereophonics' Kelly Jones to find out more about what went down on night 1!
Next up it's comedy night - check back tomorrow for films, pictures and more!