Paul Weller set to perform at Cancer Research UK's Sound & Vision 2009

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has announced today that the UK's legendary modfather, Paul Weller, will appear at their annual heritage music event, Sound & Vision, taking place at the iconic Abbey Road Studios on 26th February 2009.

Cancer Research UK has announced today that the UK's legendary modfather, Paul Weller, will appear at their annual heritage music event, Sound & Vision, taking place at the iconic Abbey Road Studios on 26th February 2009.

Now in its fourth year, Sound & Vision has raised over £400,000 for Cancer Research UK's lifesaving work, which has saved millions of lives in the UK and across the world. This imaginative fundraising event is a hot ticket for the capacity audience, and will include a performance on the main stage from special guest Paul Weller. Lemar and Diana Jones, new emerging Americana artist hailed by Bob Harris as 'the voice of 2009' will perform during the VIP reception in the famous Studio 2.

Paul Weller commented, "I'm proud to be associated with this event and to be supporting Cancer Research UK's amazing work."

The event also features a one-night only exhibition and auction of powerful music imagery by leading rock photographers including Tom Bailey, Gered Mankowitz, Adrian Boot, Jill Furmanovsky and Terry O'Neill. There will also be a live auction of music memorabilia, giving guests the chance to own a piece of music history. Items up for auction include an Epiphone guitar donated from Gibson exclusively signed by Paul Weller, Slash, Brian May and Justin Hawkins.

Celebrated former Jam and Style Council frontman Paul Weller is one of the UK's most iconic musicians. Hailed as the main influence on the Britpop era of the 90's and also for newer acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Paul has continued to innovate and be a hugely successful solo artist. Following the release of his critically acclaimed, Number 1 double album 22 Dreams in June 2008, Paul has just been nominated for the British Male Award at this year's BRITs.

This year, the inimitable DJ Bob Harris, who was recently treated for prostate cancer, has become Sound & Vision's Patron, joining Founding Patron Sir George Martin. Bob has played a crucial role in pulling the evening together and will be co-hosting the event with fellow Radio 2 star Dermot O'Leary.

Following the high demand for Sound & Vision tickets, Cancer Research UK will be auctioning off the final few tickets for this sell-out event online. The auction includes three pairs of tickets to the main event, plus one pair of VIP tickets giving the top bidder access to Sound & Vision, as well as the VIP reception and the Green Room, where they will get the chance to meet the artists. They will also have their picture taken with Paul Weller as a memento of the night.

To find out more about how to bid for the final Sound & Vision tickets, visit www.soundandvisionofficial.com and check the 'Latest News' section for details.

Sound & Vision 2009 is sponsored by Sound Advice, Sony Music, Live Nation, Jaguar and Shepperton Ltd. Absolute Radio, Stylorouge and Q Magazine are among the partners supporting the event. The new Sound & Vision website was created by Wham.

For Further information:

LD Communications on 0207 439 7222

Cancer Research UK's press office on 020 7061 8300

Notes to Editor

About Cancer Research UK

  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
  • Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.
  • For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visit our homepage.