BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo has today revealed the line-up for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month in September.
It will see some of the biggest and up-coming acts from across the world perform exclusive live sessions.
Names include Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles and Chris Martin (of Coldplay).
Radio 1 will be marking its 50th anniversary in September and as a nod to the station’s legacy the Live Lounge cover versions will be hits from anytime in the past 50 years.
Running Monday-Friday from 1-29 September and kicking off with a Foo Fighters performance in their own LA studio, Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month will showcase a wide range of musical genres supported by Radio 1.
Each Friday during September there will be a Live Lounge Special when Foo Fighters, Pink, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z will all perform extended Live Lounges.
On 29 September, the final day of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month, there will be an evening concert in front of a live studio audience, with a special guest, to round off a huge month of unique appearances.
Clara Amfo will host each Live Lounge during her weekday Radio 1 show 10am-1pm, whilst the special evening concert will be broadcast live on Radio 1 on Friday evening.
Clara Amfo, host of Radio 1’s Live Lounge, says: “This year’s Live Lounge Month has me more excited for our listeners than ever.
From LA back to our studios in the UK, there are 50 great years of Radio 1 to celebrate with all of the artists and I can’t wait for it to kick off!”
Here’s the full line up:
Foo Fighters (Live Lounge Special)
30 Seconds To Mars
Pink (Live Lounge Special)
Miley Cyrus (Live Lounge Special)
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Jay-Z (Live Lounge Special)
Rudimental with James Arthur
Concert with special guest
See bbc.co.uk/radio1 for more on the Radio 1’s Live Lounge sessions…