Radio 1 Live Lounge Month lineup: Special series announced with first one taking place in Justin Bieber's house

The 1975, Bastille and Usher are among a string of popular acts taking part throughout September

Jess Denham@jess_denham
Thursday 11 August 2016 08:52
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BBC Radio 1 has confirmed plans for a Live Lounge month in September, with the first one taking place in none other than Justin Bieber’s LA house.

The radio station announced the news on Thursday morning after fans became intrigued when the pop stars they follow began tweeting photos of themselves holding up random letters of the alphabet, which it turns out spell ‘Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month’.

Usher will be next up, also from California, before the likes of Bastille, Craig David and Sigala, Clean Bandit and Blossoms take to the microphone to perform acoustic versions of one of their own songs and a cover of their choice back in the UK.


There will be an extended Live Lounge special every Friday before The 1975 close the event with an evening Live Lounge Symphony with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

There’s quite a list lined up, with the following acts scheduled so far::

Justin Bieber (1 September)

One Republic (1 September)

Usher (2 September)

Biffy Clyro (2 September)

Clean Bandit (5 September)

Blossoms (6 September)

Olly Murs (7 September)

Jack Garratt (8 September)

Craig David and Sigala (9 September)

Kano (12 September)

Christine & the Queens (13 September)

Bastille (14 September)

Charlie Puth (15 September)

Gallant (19 September)

Zara Larsson (20 September)

Mura Masa (21 September)

Michael Kiwanuka (22 September)

Chase & Status (23 September)

Twin Atlantic (26 September)

Izzy Bizu (27 September)

Dua Lipa (29 September)

The 1975 (30 September)

Tom Odell (30 September)

Rumours are circulating that there will be a ‘secret special guest’ performing on 16 September, the only free day of the month.

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