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Lola Lennox to perform for Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall
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Lola Lennox to perform for Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust’s historic annual Royal Albert Hall concert series returns for 2023 with another unique line-up at one of the world’s most prestigious venues. Newly announced today is Lola Lennox joining A Special Gala Evening of Music with Roger Daltrey and Friends of Teenage Cancer Trust. The final show of the week will also include Richard Ashcroft, the first live performance from Far From Saints, plus very special guest Joan Armatrading. Tickets on sale now.

They join previously announced headliners Underworld, Wet Leg, Jake Bugg, Courteeners and Kasabian, plus An Evening of Comedy featuring Alan Carr, Harry Hill, Russell Kane, Seann Walsh, Rosie Jones, Slim, Neil Delamere and Fatiha El-Ghorri – very few tickets remain for these shows, also on sale now.

One of the greatest live bands of all time, The Who kickstarted the Teenage Cancer Trust shows back in 2000. For two decades the iconic concert series has featured the best in music and comedy, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and driven by Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron and The Who icon, Roger Daltrey.

The Who put on an acoustic show for Teenage Cancer Trust last year, and have played some of their most memorable performances at the Royal Albert Hall, producing some truly historic nights. On Sunday 26th March, Roger Daltrey will headline the final night for a special gala evening of music, joined by friends of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Joining the final Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall is Lola Lennox. She will perform tracks from her Dreamer EP, live for the first time in the UK, before its worldwide release on April 5. It follows the release of Lola’s critically acclaimed singles ‘Back At Wrong’, (which featured on Radio 2’s A playlist), ‘La La Love Me’ (which entered the Top 10 of the UK Radio Airplay Charts), ‘Wherever You Go’ (most played record on Radio 2 in January 2021), ‘Love Like That’ and ‘Want More’. Music has been in Lola’s blood from as long as she can remember. She has played the piano and sung from seven years old, written songs from the age of fifteen, and earned a place at the Royal Academy of Music as a vocal undergrad. 2020 saw Lola duet with her mother, Annie Lennox, for their much talked about mid-pandemic performance of ‘There Must Be An Angel’ for Global Citizen One World: Together At Home to an audience of over 270 million viewers. In 2019 she collaborated with Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory on the soundtrack for the Serengeti docu-series, which was narrated by Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and aired in over 35 countries around the world (including the UK on BBC and the U.S. on Discover Network).

Lola Lennox says: “It’s an incredible honour to be joining this special event to raise money for such an important cause. The work of Teenage Cancer Trust is so vital for young people impacted by cancer. I am in awe of the services they provide and I am so glad to be able to support their work in this way.”

Roger Daltrey says: “Lola first came to my attention after I saw her on the Lockdown sessions doing a fabulous duet with her mother Annie Lennox, a singer I’ve always admired. Then just the other day after hearing ‘Hourglass’ from Lola’s new EP, I knew we had to get her at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust. I am thrilled that she is able to join our incredible line up for the week.”

Previously announced headliners for 2023 include some of the biggest UK acts around: pioneering electronic artist Underworld (Monday 20th March), award-winning sensations Wet Leg (Wednesday 22nd March), Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg (Thursday 23rd March), Manchester’s musical phenomenon Courteeners playing their No.1 album St. Jude in full on Friday 24th March, and huge supporting heroes Kasabian playing on Saturday 25th March.

The now legendary Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night will feature a number of Britain’s brightest and best bringing the good times to the Royal Albert Hall. A very special Evening of Comedy on Tuesday 21st March will feature Alan Carr, Harry Hill, Russell Kane, Seann Walsh, Rosie Jones, Slim, Neil Delamere and Fatiha El-Ghorri.

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall enters its 21st edition as one of the greatest music events on the calendar, after a triumphant, post-COVID 20th edition in 2022 that featured a once in a lifetime acoustic show from The Who, one of the world’s biggest pop stars Ed Sheeran, a barnstorming show from Liam Gallagher, a new generation hero in YUNGBLUD, hometown royalty Madness, and a stomping show from rockers Don Broco. All backed by the traditional and star-studded comedy night, hosted by Joel Dommett.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialised nursing care and support for young people with cancer.

Pressures on the NHS are making it harder than ever for young people to get a timely diagnosis and treatment. Cancer waits over 62 days have doubled since before the pandemic, and many young people will face the insecurity of not knowing when they will see a specialist or start their treatment.

Meanwhile, young people are also being disproportionately affected by the cost of living crisis, as they contend with a combination of high rents, soaring bills, student debt, and falling real term wages.

For young people with cancer, both these issues can cause added anxiety and further impact on their mental health. In such conditions, being able to access the right advice and support at the right time – including emotional and psychological support – is more vital than ever.

Since 2000, over £32 million has been raised by Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, and that money has helped fund specialist nurses, hospital units and support services right across the UK that help get young people through some unimaginably hard times.

This year also sees the return of the Ultimate Backstage Experience for young people being cared for at Teenage Cancer Trust units around the country. Every day, these groups will visit the Royal Albert Hall to enjoy an unforgettable experience. From the moment they arrive, they’ll enjoy access and opportunities that money can’t buy, before taking their place in some of the best seats in the house to watch the shows in style.

Ever since The Who reformed for the first Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall show in 2000, the annual events have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Niles Rodgers & CHIC, Florence + The Machine and many more. Some of the brightest lights in comedy have lit up the stage too, with an annual evening featuring the likes of Mo Gilligan, Kevin Bridges, Miranda Hart, Kerry Godliman, John Bishop, Frankie Boyle, Noel Fielding, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard, Russell Brand, James Corden and many more.

Roger Daltrey CBE, Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, and mastermind behind the gigs, said:
“The generosity of the people who work in the music and comedy industries never ceases to amaze me. In this, our 21st year, after two years of artists having no shows at all, at a time where the only certain paydays are from live performances, artists are willing to give up their earnings from a London show.

“It shows us that miracles are everywhere, but if you cough or sneeze you’d miss them!
“I’m happy to announce the Royal Albert Hall week for Teenage Cancer Trust!”

Katie Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
“These amazing gigs and their fantastic lineups help us change lives. Because of Roger, the artists, the teams who make these gigs possible and everyone who buys a ticket, we can make sure young people don’t face cancer alone and continue to provide the vital, expert care and support that is crucial for young people with cancer.”

Show Dates:
Monday 20 March – Underworld – LOW TICKET WARNING
Tuesday 21 March – An Evening Of Comedy – featuring Alan Carr, Harry Hill, Russell Kane, Seann Walsh, Rosie Jones, Slim, Neil Delamere and Fatiha El-Ghorri
Wednesday 22 March – Wet Leg – LOW TICKET WARNING
Thursday 23 March – Jake Bugg
Friday 24 March – Courteeners – LOW TICKET WARNING
Saturday 25 March – Kasabian – LOW TICKET WARNING
Sunday 26 March – A Special Gala Evening of Music with Roger Daltrey and Friends of Teenage Cancer Trust