Radio 1 announce 30 live lounges in 30 days.
BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Alice Levine today announced plans for Radio 1’s Live Lounge month - 30 Live Lounge performances across 30 consecutive days this September, all part of the station’s continued commitment to bringing the best new and live music to the nation.
Running from Tuesday 1 to Wednesday 30 September, the month of Live Lounges will showcase the wide range of musical genres supported by Radio 1 - from emerging British acts, to big international artists, and will include performances from:
- Foals - Jess Glynne
- James Bay
- Muse - The Vaccines
- Wolf Alice
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Demi Lovato - FKA Twigs
- Gabrielle Aplin
- The Libertines
- Florence and the Machine - Charlie Puth
- Disclosure & Sam Smith
- John Newman - Rhodes and Birdy
- Borns - Naughty Boy - Chvrches
- The Weeknd
- Nothing But Thieves - Ellie Goulding
- Jack Garratt
- Selena Gomez
During the month, there will be Live Lounge specials by Muse and Florence and the Machine.
The weekday Live Lounge sessions will be hosted by Clara Amfo (Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm), while Alice Levine will host the weekend Live Lounges during her 1-4pm Radio 1 show. Videos from Radio 1’s Live Lounge month will be available to watch on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels.
Demi Lovato says: "I can't wait to return to the UK and perform my new music for the first time during Radio 1's Live Lounge Month!"
Jess Glynne says: "I can't wait to perform during Radio 1's live lounge month. It's always so much fun and such a great celebration of live music! Woooohooooo. See you soon."
Clara Amfo says: “Since starting this slot on Radio 1, The Live Lounge month is something that I’ve been looking forward to. There’s a really strong mix of artists coming in throughout September and I can’t wait to enjoy their performances alongside the listeners."
George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, Radio 1 and 1Xtra says: “I’m incredibly excited about this year’s Live Lounge Month line-up. It’s basically an incredible festival line-up spread over 30 days with the potential for some truly extraordinary performances. I can't wait!”
Radio 1’s Live Lounge is known for attracting an array of some of the biggest and best new artists in the world, from Adele, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to Royal Blood and James Bay, lining up to perform their own hits as well as unexpected covers.
Notes to Editors
The Radio 1 Live Lounges taking place this September are:
1 September Hozier
2 September Foals
3 September Jess Glynne
4 September James Bay
5 September Sigala
6 September The Vaccines
7 September Wolf Alice
8 September Slaves
9 September Demi Lovato
10 September FKA Twigs
11 September Muse (Live Lounge Special)
12 September Gabrielle Aplin
13 September Nero
14 September The Libertines
15 September Rhodes & Birdy
16 September Disclosure + Sam Smith
17 September Carly Rae Jepsen
18 September Rudimental
19 September Charlie Puth
20 September Borns
21 September Coasts
22 September Naughty Boy feat. Arrow Benjamin
23 September Chvrches
24 September Nothing But Thieves
25 September Selena Gomez
26 September Jack Garratt
27 September Ellie Goulding
28 September Florence & The Machine (Live Lounge Special)
29 September John Newman
30 September The Weeknd