Olivia Rodrigo, Usher, Jorja Smith, Sampha For Radio 1’s Live Lounge

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Olivia Rodrigo, Usher, Jorja Smith, and Sampha will play Radio 1’s Live Lounge in October.

The broadcaster has revealed plans for a huge month-long feast of performances, with their Live Lounge Month launching on October 2nd. Running four days a week, the initial line-up features some colossal names, ranging from pop icons to R&B queens via rock heroes.

Kicking off on October 2nd with teen-pop wonder Olivia Rodrigo, Live Lounge Month then makes way for performances from Troye Sivan, Jorja Smith, Madison Beer, and Declan McKenna.

Little Mix star turned solo riser Leigh-Anne appears on October 10th, before the likes of Royal Blood, Dominic Fike, and Mercury winner Sampha take charge.

YUNGBLUD appears on October 18th, while other confirmed names include Doja Cat, Becky Hill, Holly Humberstone, and R&B icon Usher.

Live Lounge month will run every Monday to Thursday with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie (10.30am – 1pm).

The line-up is:

  • Monday 2 October – Olivia Rodrigo 
  • Tuesday 3 October – Troye Sivan 
  • Wednesday 4 October – Jorja Smith 
  • Thursday 5 October – Madison Beer
  • Monday 9 October – Declan McKenna
  • Tuesday 10 October – Leigh-Anne 
  • Wednesday 11 October – Royal Blood
  • Thursday 12 October – Dominic Fike
  • Monday 16 October – Sampha 
  • Tuesday 17 October – Holly Humberstone 
  • Wednesday 18 October – YUNGBLUD 
  • Thursday 19 October – Becky Hill
  • Monday 23 October – Usher 
  • Tuesday 24 October – Olivia Dean
  • Wednesday 25 October – Jax Jones
  • Thursday 26 October – Doja Cat

Rickie, Melvin and Charlie say: “We are so excited that Live Lounge Month is back and we promise this year is bigger and better than ever!! We have some of the world’s greatest Pop Stars, debut performances, and listener’s favourite artists all ready to step into the world-famous Live Lounge.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “Radio 1’s Live Lounge is known all over the world. Performing one is an accolade on an artist’s journey and we’re dedicating the entire month of October to them. Yet again this year we have a brilliant selection of artists who will perform intimately for fans and listeners. I can’t wait to listen in!”