BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2013 is the much anticipated annual round-up of the cream of the past year’s Live Lounge sessions. It acts as a barometer of who’s who, and who’s coming though, and showcases the biggest hits of the past year either as cover versions or unique performances of the artists’ own tracks.
The first Live Lounge sessions started 12 years ago on Jo Whiley’s show, and they are still going strong today under the watchful eye of Fearne Cotton, attracting the best acts in the world. 2013 saw Radio 1 branch the brand out further across the station and you can now hear Live Lounge performances in a variety of shows. The bands & artists perform their own track, and a cover version. The tracks are live and stripped down, showing the true quality of the musicianship and craft of the song. This is the ONLY place to get all these unique tracks.