Britpop rivals play together at London gig

Damon Albarn
Blur frontman Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel and raised in Leytonstone. Credit: Damon Albarn

Their Britpop rivalry was legendary, but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their musical differences aside to perform together in aid of a cancer charity.

The Oasis and Blur singers strummed their guitars alongside each other on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series of concerts, curated by Gallagher.

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher curated last night's Teenage Cancer Trust concert. Credit: Reuters

They were joined last night by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon for a rendition of the band's 1999 hit song Tender, with Paul Weller adding to the star-studded line-up by playing the drums.

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Britpop rivals unite for charity

They were fierce Britpop rivals but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their differences aside to perform together in aid of a cancer charity.