Noel Gallagher gets Teenage Cancer Trust award
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 April 2017
Noel Gallagher has been handed a Teenager Cancer Trust award for his services as an ambassador, as the charity marks 100 gigs at the Royal Albert Hall
Noel Gallagher has received a Teenage Cancer Trust award.
The 49-year-old rocker was handed the award for his services as an ambassador for the charity - which helps raise money for cancer research in young people - as they marked 100 shows at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.
According to the website, the awards were handed out to "every artist who has given up their time over the last 17 years to headline for free for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, raising many millions for young people with cancer."
The former Oasis member branded the week of shows at the famous venue as an important part of the "musical calendar", and praised the work of The Who's Roger Daltrey, who books the acts for the charity event.
Speaking in a video uploaded to the charity's YouTube channel on Sunday (02.04.17), the 'In The Heat of the Moment' hitmaker said: "I don't think anyone at the time would have thought it would have become such a part of the musical calendar. It's a great thing Roger has done. It doesn't take much convincing to get me here, I love the kids and the charity and all that but I never tire of playing the Albert Hall. There's something only musicians will experience walking out on that stage, it's quite a magical feeling. I've never done a bad show here."
Meanwhile, Roger previously said he's considering handing over the responsibility of booking the shows to someone like Noel when he steps down in a few years time.
He said: "I'd like to do 20 years and that'd be enough for me. I'll probably hand it over to Noel [Gallagher] or someone. One of the younger mob."
"I think in three years time, it'll be time for me to find someone else to pick up my reigns. I'm sure there'll be someone be there to do it. I will warn them that it's much more work than they'd think it is. But it's the most rewarding work that you'll ever do, not financially or in anything like that, but it fills you up with something money can't buy. It's amazing."