The Cure, Noel Gallagher, Pulp, Stereophonics & more for Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen

Watch unseen footage throughout October

The Cure's Robert Smith
Author: Scott ColothanPublished 28th Sep 2020
Last updated 28th Sep 2020

Teenage Cancer Trust are streaming Unseen footage from their Royal Albert Hall concerts as part of an emergency fundraising appeal.

With no Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall taking place back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the charity lost out on more than £1 million of income. In total, TCT is set to lose out on £6million in funding this year.

Now, the Teenage Cancer Trust needs to raise vital funds to help young people battling cancer across the UK.

The Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen streaming event will take place on the charity’s YouTube channel from Thursday 8th October and will feature 11 unique and ‘Unseen’ performances from big-name acts who have played the event over the years.

Although the performances are completely free to watch, Teenage Cancer Trust is urging viewers who can afford it to donate RIGHT HERE.

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Flame-haired acoustic-pop troubadour Ed Sheeran will kick things off on 8th October, and he’ll be followed by Muse, Rudimental, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Pulp, Noel Gallagher, Them Crooked Vultures, The Who and The Cure, who wrap things up on Sunday 18th October.

On Saturday 31st October there will then be a full concert stream from The Cure for those who enter the raffle – see details below.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey, who is behind the legendary fundraising gigs at the Royal Albert Hall and a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, has urged people to donate.

“So here we are, six months into one of the strangest times in living memory,” Roger said. “Where everyone has had some sense of what isolation, even for short periods, can do to the state of our mental health.

“Without the environment and services that Teenage Cancer Trust provide within our NHS, specifically for this age group, isolation throughout their lengthy treatments becomes a strong possibility.

“Through Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK has led the world in recognising the specific issues that this age group with cancer suffer, please donate generously to make sure this vital work continues through these difficult times.”

Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen on Absolute Radio

To support Teenage Cancer Trust and to help raise awareness of the incredible work that they do, we’ll be playing a selection of Ed Sheeran live tracks, from his 2017 Teenage Cancer Trust show, on Danielle Perry’s evening show this coming Wednesday (30th September), alongside an exclusive interview with The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

On Thursday night (1st October), we’ll be playing some songs from Stereophonics’ 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Live Music Thursday.

Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen raffle and merchandise

In addition to the Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen streams, stars are donating incredible merchandise for an online fundraising raffle.

The prizes include:

- Schecter guitar signed by Robert Smith (The Cure), the one he played for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows in 2014 + 10 x signed & personalised Cure poster prints for runners up

- Pete McKee Signed Prints - Stereophonics / Noel Gallagher / Nile Rogers / Ed Sheeran + The Who (unsigned)

£5 to enter the raffle – everyone who enters the raffle will receive a code to the full performance by The Cure. Unlimited entries permitted. Those who do not enter the raffle can watch 20 minutes for free as with the other performances.

Find out more about the raffle and merchandise RIGHT HERE.

The Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen schedule is as follows:


Ed Sheeran – Thu 8th

Muse – Fri 9th

Rudimental – Sat 10th

Paul McCartney – Sun 11th

Paul Weller – Mon 12th

Stereophonics – Tue 13th

Pulp – Wed 14th

Noel Gallagher – Thu 15th

Them Crooked Vultures – Fri 16th

The Who – Sat 17th

The Cure – Sun 18th

The Cure – full live stream – Sat 31st

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Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, says: “The music industry has always been one of Teenage Cancer Trust’s strongest supporters. This year, our toughest yet, is no exception and we’re immensely grateful for this incredible donation from some of the world’s biggest icons. These amazing performances have been truly life changing.

“Without dedicated support, young people with cancer can find that their unique needs are unseen, invisible and unmet. Fears about the future, as treatment takes its toll, are exacerbated by the isolation many face, and these have been heightened by the current pandemic. They need us now more than ever.

“I hope music fans enjoy the Unseen archive and donate to help Teenage Cancer Trust make sure no young person faces cancer alone.”

Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen performers:

Ed Sheeran

Stereophonics and Ronnie Wood

Them Crooked Vultures


Them Crooked Vultures

The Who


Noel Gallagher

Paul Weller

Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn


Paul McCartney


The Cure

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