Justin Bieber to play radio set live from his Los Angeles home
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Justin Bieber is to perform an intimate live set from his Los Angeles home for Britain’s BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
The 22-year-old popstar will be kicking off the radio station’s big event, which will see 25 artists play both their own songs as well as covering other musicians’ tracks. Justin’s recording session will be held in the comfort of his own L.A. property, while Usher – who helped sign the Sorry singer – will perform from a secret location in the City of Angels.
Joining the pair are other big names including Biffy Clyro, Charlie Puth, Tom Odell and Bastille. The event will be taking place from 1-30 September (16), with acts playing Monday to Friday.
British band The 1975 will be closing the musical month with an hour-long performance alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
“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 group said in a statement.
DJ and presenter Clara Amfo will host each Live Lounge event and has shared how excited she is about the 2016 line-up, dubbing it a “big one”.
“To be invited into Bieber’s own L.A. home to hear him perform and to have The 1975 close Live Lounge month at Blackpool Tower Ballroom will make for some special moments, bring on September!” she said.
Meanwhile, Justin has been enjoying time with Lionel Richie’s daughter, Sofia, 17, as the pair have been inseparable as of late and were even snapped holding hands, triggering romance rumours.