Sir Paul McCartney has been added to the line-up for this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs.

The Beatles legend will kick-off the run of shows at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the charity on March 29, followed by 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' hitmaker Example on March 30.

Reformed group Pulp - who made their live return in 2011 after an eight-year absence - are also in line to perform at the prestigious venue on March 31, one day before 'Price Tag' singer Jessie J headlines the fourth evening.

Florence + The Machine will close the six-day series of shows on April 3 after Jason Manford has headlined an evening of comedy on April 2.

The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey - who is a patron of the Teenager Cancer Trust - described this year's line-up of performers as "incredible".

He explained: "Every year my team and I work really hard to make these concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust something special.

"This year is no exception and the line-up of artists donating their time and talent is incredible. I hope there is something for everyone. I'm proud to be a patron of Teenage Cancer Trust. I've been involved for nearly 20 years and this is the twelfth year we've staged these shows.

Tickets for the string of shows will go on sale at 9:30am on February 24.