Royal Albert Hall History
Our Royal Albert Hall shows have seen some of the biggest acts in the world rock this incredible venue. Relive the experience through the heritage of one of the most popular events in the music calendar.
2019 Royal Albert Hall 2019
Almost two decades since the inaugural gig, an incredible line-up of stars rocked the Royal Albert Hall including Rudimental, Kevin Bridges, Tom Grennan, Take That, Doves, The Script and Levellers
2018 Royal Albert Hall 2018
Across the week, we were lucky enough to have UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey, Russell Howard, Greg Davies, Sara Pascoe, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Courteeners, Kasabian, Def Leppard and our legendary Honorary Patron Roger Daltrety join us at the iconic venue.
2017 Royal Albert Hall 2017
We hit the incredible milestone of 100 shows at the Royal Albert Hall with the band who started it all, The Who. We were also lucky enough to have Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, Romesh Ranganathan, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Paul Weller and Pet Shop Boys join us at the legendary venue across the week.
2016 Royal Albert Hall 2016
Our 16th year featured John Bishop, The Vaccines and Everything Everything, Simply Red, Bring Me The Horizon, New Order, David Gilmour and more performing.
2015 Royal Albert Hall 2015
To mark the 15th anniversary of the very first show in 2000, all the artists who performed that special night returned to the stage; The Who, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones, plus many more.
2014 Royal Albert Hall 2014
The Cure put on a phenomenal three-hour show as part of our 2014 week of shows, which also featured Ed Sheeran and stand up from Micky Flanagan, John Bishop and Rob Beckett.
2013 Royal Albert Hall 2013
“Thanks to Roger and Teenage Cancer Trust, I’ve had some of the best nights I’ve ever had on a UK stage. The people who run the charity are amazing and the kids are an inspiration,” said Noel Gallagher after another run of amazing gigs. As well as Noel, Primal Scream, Echo & The Bunnymen and Rizzle Kicks took to the stage.
2012 Royal Albert Hall 2012
Paul McCartney fulfilled his long-term ambition of playing for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Albert Hall. He said: “I’d always wanted to play for Teenage Cancer Trust but for the first few years I was away on tour and we couldn’t make it work. In 2011 I was asked to do it and couldn’t so then I got the date in my diary for 2012. You could say the whole McCartney year was based around Teenage Cancer Trust!”
2011 Royal Albert Hall 2011
Roger Daltrey performed The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy, and Liam Gallagher returned to Teenage Cancer Trust’s stage with new band Beady Eye across this huge week in the music calendar.
2010 Royal Albert Hall 2010
Celebrating a decade of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2010 line-up did not disappoint. Suede reformed after almost 10 years away from the stage, Arctic Monkeys performed for us for the first time, and The Who wrapped up the nine-night spectacular in style with a performance of Quadrophenia. Plus, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert joined us for an evening of comedy.
2009 Royal Albert Hall 2009
Florence Welch summed up what everyone was feeling about the week of entertainment supporting young people with cancer: “It’s so amazing to be here … this space, the people, for this cause - it really means so much to me.” Gig-goers were treated to an incredible night of folk music from Fairport Convention, Eliza Carthy, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, and Sterophonics and Kasabian rocked the stage.
2008 Royal Albert Hall 2008
Six days of rock and comedy culminated in The Who headlining a truly special acoustic evening with Joan Armatrading, David Gray, Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald in 2008.
2007 Royal Albert Hall 2007
Noel Gallagher kicked of the week of Royal Albert Hall gigs with a two-night run, dedicating Don’t Look Back in Anger to the young people supported by Teenage Cancer Trust. Rocking the iconic venue that week was also Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs and The Who.
2006 Royal Albert Hall 2006
Belly laughs shook the Albert Hall in 2006 as top comedians Ricky Gervais, Stewart Lee, Sean Lock, Lee Mack, Alan Carr and Russell Brand kicked off an incredible week of live gigs. Bloc Party, Razorlight and The Cure were also on the bill.
2005 Royal Albert Hall 2005
The amazing Robert Plant opened our series of shows in 2005, with top rock and comedy acts throughout. UB40 ended the week with a little help from our patron Roger Daltrey and Eric Clapton.
2004 Royal Albert Hall 2004
Aha! TV’s Alan Partridge made an appearance on stage for a series of fundraising gigs for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2004. Joining him at the iconic venue were legends Tom Jones and The Who.
2003 Royal Albert Hall 2003
An epic week of music at arguably the world’s most famous performance venue featured Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft and Doves.
2002 Royal Albert Hall 2002
“They’re one of those charities where the money gets where it’s supposed to go, and where you can really see the benefit of it,” said Paul Weller, who took to the stage with fellow rockers Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, and Robert Plant and The Strange Sensation in 2002.
2000 Royal Albert Hall 2000
“The whole music industry is founded on the backs of teenagers and that’s what these gigs are all about - celebrating youth and music and at the same time raising as much money as we can for this fantastic charity. Without teenagers passion for music there would be no rock n roll!” said Roger Daltrey of The Who, summing up why he founded these now iconic series of gigs for Teenage Cancer Trust. At the inaugural concert, Roger and his band were joined on stage by Noel Gallagher, Bryan Adams, Paul Weller, Eddie Vedder, Nigel Kennedy and Kelly Jones.