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Radio 1 Are Offering A New Band The Chance To Play In The Live Lounge

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 3 March 2021 at 11.15

Live Lounge Introducing is here.

Radio 1's Live Lounge
has become a cornerstone of the British music scene over the years, with band after band visiting the station and delivering iconic and unique performances that couldn't be achieved anywhere else. 

Well, now you have the chance to be able to play there for yourself. 

The station has launched Live Lounge Introducing, a competition for new bands to play in the iconic studio and go down in Live Lounge history. 

Presenter Clara Amfo had this to say about the search:

“The Live Lounge has always been a source of some truly magical moments for established artists at Radio 1 over the years, so this is an exciting opportunity for box fresh artists to be a part of it! Introducing has been a constant space of discovery for our new faves, so I can’t wait to see who this search uncovers and welcome them on to the show!”

And head of Radio 1, Aled Hadyn Jones added this:

"Music has always been at the heart of Radio 1, and now more than ever, it’s imperative that we are a key part of the artist’s journey right from the very beginning. It is part of our purpose to help nurture and develop new talent, so we felt now was the perfect time to launch this project in partnership with BBC Music Introducing, helping to propel some of the UK’s best undiscovered acts onto a national stage as we begin to emerge from what has been an incredibly tough time for the industry.”

Like the sound of it? Well, it's quite simple really. 

All you have to do is upload a track to the Introducing Uploader. Applications open on March 13 from 10 am and close on March 20 at 11:59 pm. The tracks will then be reviewed by industry experts who will select the top five and the eventual winner. 

Just because, here are some classics from across the years. 

Here's Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph covering Damian Rice's '9 Crimes':

Here's YUNGBLUD combining Camila Cabello, Amy Winehouse and Travis Scott:

And here's Foo Fighters playing their classic track 'Best Of You':

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