YUNGBLUD, the music sensation, is set to deliver an exclusive Live Lounge performance tomorrow (Wednesday 18th October) from his hometown of Doncaster, as a highlight of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2023. This marks the very first occurrence of a Radio 1 Live Lounge event in the South Yorkshire city.

The special performance will take place at an undisclosed venue in Doncaster and will be aired live on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds at 12pm with Rickie Melvin and Charlie. YUNGBLUD will present one of his original songs and an unexpected cover, alongside an extended session for Live Lounge Extra, which will air at 6pm on Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.

YUNGBLUD says: “I’m so excited to be playing Radio 1 Live Lounge in my hometown in a place that has been so integral to my discovery of music. I played my first gig around here. It just feels right. Never forget where you came from. I’m so excited!”

Radio 1’s Live Lounge consistently draws some of the music industry’s most prominent figures, boasting a roster that includes Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Jay Z. Previous Live Lounge tracks from artists like Miley Cyrus, 30 Seconds To Mars, Dua Lipa, and Bruno Mars have amassed over 50 million views each on Radio 1’s YouTube channel.

This year’s lineup features:

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

All performances during Live Lounge Month can be experienced in real-time on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds and will be accessible for on-demand viewing on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels.

The hosting of YUNGBLUD’s BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in Doncaster is in line with the BBC’s dedication to generating more content throughout the UK, drawing closer to our audiences to more accurately mirror, represent, and cater to all regions of the nation. As part of the BBC’s nationwide strategy, BBC Radio 1 has been on air seven days a week from Salford since 2022 and recently inaugurated a brand-new show from Cardiff.