Over the years BBC Radio 1 have treated us to some insanely good covers in their Live Lounge segment. Granted, there has been the occasional cover that’s been absolutely awful, too. September 1st kick starts this year’s Live Lounge month, where every day you’ll be treated to a brand new cover from world renowned artists.
Artists teased the announcement on social media yesterday and overnight, by posting images of themselves posing with letters.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 10, 2016
Justin Bieber will kick off the month long live music extravaganza, from his home in LA on September 1st.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) August 10, 2016
Usher is the second act to be announced, also performing a special set of 5-6 songs, including that all important cover.
The full line up of artists set to perform includes:
- Biffy Clyro
- Chase & Status
- Clean Bandit
- Craig David + Sigala
- Olly Murs
- The 1975
- Charlie Puth
- Jack Garratt
- Christine and the Queens
- Martin Garrix
- Izzy Bizu
- Zara Larsson
- Mura Masa
- Michael Kiwanuka
- Twin Atlantic
- Tom Odell
- Dua Lipa
Speaking about the opportunity The 1975 said, ‘We are incredibly honoured to be working with the BBC Philharmonic on such a special and unique live performance. Huge thanks to Radio 1 for the opportunity to express our music in such an exciting way.’
— The 1975 (@the1975) August 10, 2016
BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge month will kick off on September 1st.