Teenage Cancer Trust 2024 lineup announced as Roger Daltrey steps down as curator
8 January 2024, 17:06 | Updated: 9 January 2024, 09:53
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The lineup for the 25th year of the Teenage Cancer Trust is here.
In the years since then - with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic - the Teenage Cancer Trust has raised more than £32 million in ticket sales.
Proceeds from all ticket sales from the charity event have gone directly on supporting those that are struggling with cancer.
In the announcement which has revealed the lineup for the 2024 series of gigs, it has also been confirmed that Roger Daltrey will step down as the curator.
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Acting as curator for the benefit shows since its inception, Daltrey will pass the baton on to guest curators who will be revealed on an annual basis.
As the driving force behind these iconic shows, The Who legend has convinced some of rock's most prestigious stars to perform - including getting The Who to reform for its inaugural event in 2000.
Daltrey will continue in his role as a Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, and said in an accompanying press statement:
"The £32 million raised from these concerts has been the foundation for the 28 specialised units within the NHS, as well as specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person when cancer has turned their world upside down."
For the 2024 instalment of benefit concerts - due to take place between 18th and 24th March - Roger Daltrey and The Who will open the series.
Performing on 18th and 20th of March, a special evening of comedy is scheduled for the night in between.
Other artists revealed to perform across the week of concerts are Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - with support from Blossoms - as well as The Chemical Brothers and Young Fathers on the following two nights.
The former Oasis icon said it was going to be a "unique" celebration for a good cause, one that it close to his own heart.
"Teenage Cancer Trust continue to make a real difference to teenagers in what undoubtedly must be the most challenging years of their lives. Having performed at the very first event back in 2000 it is a charity very close to my heart."
24 years and counting is a triumph in itself. NGHFB will be there en masse. Together we will make the night unique. I’d buy a ticket if I were you."
The final concert for 2024's Teenage Cancer Trust has been titled 'Ovation' and will see Roger Daltrey star alongside some of rock music's biggest names.
Kate Collins, the Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, also noted: "Quite simply, we would not be the charity we are without Roger and these shows and – more importantly than that – thousands of young people with cancer in the UK would not have had the specialist support and care they urgently need."