On 28 March 2017, global superstar Ed Sheeran returned to the Royal Albert Hall, for a special performance in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, with music from his record-breaking, chart-dominating new album ÷.

The Teenage Cancer Gigs are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin

It had been three years since Ed last performed at the Hall, having made his debutat the venue as part of Teenage Cancer Trust week, 2014.

Back again, Sheeran awed audiences with a superb solo set – armed with just a guitar and loop pedal he filled the Hall with intricately layered harmonies, beats and multiple guitar parts, backed by a packed-out audience singing along to every word!

Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
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Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
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Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin

Ed’s career has gone from strength to strength since the release of his debut album + (plus) in 2011, and he has started 2017 by breaking records across the globe with his dual comeback singles Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill and third album, ÷ (divide) – the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever.

This show, his first UK date of his new ÷ tour, celebrated his new work as well as old hits including You Need Me, Thinking Out Loud and his breakthrough track A Team, to huge love from the audience.

Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
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Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin

The evening’s show was supported by Busted, who had the crowd singing along to classic hits including Crashed The Wedding and Year 3000, and enjoying new music from their latest album Night Driver.

Teenage Cancer Trust: Busted. Photo: Christie Goodwin
Teenage Cancer Trust: Busted. Photo: Christie Goodwin
Teenage Cancer Trust: Busted. Photo: Christie Goodwin

Earlier in the day, Busted attended a music workshop with teenagers from Teenage Cancer Trust funded cancer units around the UK. Assisted by members of the Hall’s own Albert’s Band, they spent the afternoon writing music together, before performing in front of the band and members of staff.

Some of the workshop participants were even invited on-stage to introduce Ed, and take photos with the audience and Teenage Cancer Trust patron Roger Daltrey!

Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin
Teenage Cancer Trust: Ed Sheeran. Photo: Christie Goodwin

All photos: Christie Goodwin


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2017 will be the 17th year of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the shows are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.