Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and P!nk are among the 20 acts confirmed for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Month

Acts will perform covers of their favourite tracks from the last 50 years to commemorate BBC Radio 1's landmark birthday.

Jay-Z, Harry Styles and P!nk are among the performers announced for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Month.

V Festival headliners Jay-Z and P!nk lead the list of 20 acts, with the likes of Miley Cyrus, 30 Seconds To Mars, Chris Martin, Lorde, Rita Ora, Harry Styles, The Killers and Stormzy also performing across the series of specials in September.

London Grammar, Craig David, George Ezra, The Script, Wolf Alice, The xx and Rudimental (with James Arthur) join the already announced Foo Fighters, Rag'n'Bone Man and Royal Blood to complete the line-up.

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Radio 1 aren't quite revealing all today - they're keeping one last surprise performer under wraps. While all Live Lounges will take place in the usual timeslot of between 11am and 1pm on Clara Amfo's show, a special guest will front an evening concert on the last day of Live Lounge Month, September 29 to a live studio audience.

Each Friday will see an act perform an extended Live Lounge, with Foo Fighters, P!nk, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z taking on the longer sessions. 

Acts taking part will sing their latest track in the studio, while performing a cover of ANY song that has inspired them, and that was released in the last 50 years. This coincides with BBC Radio 1's 50th birthday in September, which will see the channel launch the BBC Radio 1 Vintage pop-up channel.

"This year's Live Lounge Month has me more excited for our listeners than ever," explained Clara Amfo. "From LA back to our studios in the UK, there are 50 great years of Radio 1 to celebrate with all of the artists and I can't wait for it to kick off!"

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The Radio 1 Live Lounges taking place this September are:

1 September        Foo Fighters (Live Lounge Special)
4 September        Chris Martin of Coldplay
5 September        The Script
6 September        The xx
7 September        30 Seconds To Mars
8 September        P!nk (Live Lounge Special)
11 September      The Killers
12 September      London Grammar
13 September      Harry Styles
14 September      Stormzy
15 September      Miley Cyrus (Live Lounge Special)
18 September      Rita Ora
19 September      Wolf Alice
20 September      George Ezra
21 September      Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
22 September      Jay-Z (Live Lounge Special)
25 September      Craig David
26 September      Royal Blood
27 September      Rudimental with James Arthur
28 September      Lorde
29 September      Concert with special guest