Lil Nas X on line-up for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month

BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month will return for September 2021, with Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Bring Me The Horizon among those set to perform. 

Live Lounge Month kicks off on Monday, September 6 as Radio 1’s brand new schedule comes into effect, with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie taking on the Live Lounge. 

Shows take place Monday to Thursdays, 10.30am-1pm and all performances will take place at 11am. 

The line-up is: 

  • Bring Me The Horizon 
  • Camila Cabello 
  • Lil Nas X 
  • Little Simz 
  • Mimi Webb 
  • Rag’n‘Bone Man 
  • Shawn Mendes 

The opening day of Live Lounge Month will feature a bonus performance from BTS with an unseen track from their debut Live Lounge earlier this year.  

Brand new performances will follow every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month, with each artist taking to the Live Lounge to perform a mix of their own songs and surprise covers. 

Radio 1’s Live Lounge attracts some of the biggest artists on the planet, with alumni including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Jay Z.  

Past Live Lounge tracks from Miley Cyrus, 30 Seconds To Mars, Dua Lipa and Bruno Mars have attracted over 50 million views each on Radio 1’s YouTube channel. 

Rickie, Melvin and Charlie said: “We’re so excited that Live Lounge Month is just around the corner – its felt like waiting for your birthday to come around when you’re a kid!  

“With the show having three hosts for the first time we’re bringing a fresh take so expect us to go IN from the offset, no messing around – it’s gonna be BIG!  

“We’re really looking forward to seeing some new twists from the amazing artists we have lined up – wherever you are, it’s all about you, your favourite artists and us three getting you guys as close to them as possible.” 

Charlie Hedges said: “I am sooooo excited for Live Lounge Month, I cannot tell you! Expect us to go IN from the offset, no messing around – it’s gonna be BIG!  

“We’re bringing live music to your cars, living rooms, college… wherever you are, it’s all about you, your favourite artists and us three getting you guys as close to them as possible!” 

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, said: “This September we’ll be bringing music fans even closer to their favourite artists, with an entire month dedicated to the creative and intimate live performances that the Live Lounge is renowned for.  

“This year’s Live Lounge Month is extra special, with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie at the helm for the first time, and we know our listeners are going to love it.” 

All performances from Live Lounge Month can be heard on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds every Tuesday and Thursday from the new time of 11am from Monday, September 6, and will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels. 

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Sazrah Hunt, real name Sarah, is music editor at The Entertainment Gazette. For stories, email: sazrah.hunt@entertainmentgazette.co.uk | Insta/Snap/FB: @SazrahProducer

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