Wicklow singer-songwriter Hozier has been given the honour of kicking off BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Month, which sees some of the biggest names in music play sessions across the station in September. 

Hozier opens the month of shows on September 1 and said he was "delighted" to be returning to the Live Lounge, having already appeared in 2015 and also in 2014.

The acclaimed programme sees performers interpreting others artists' work and on previous visits Hozier covered Ariana Grande's Problem and Arctic Monkeys' Do I Wanna Know?. Another Live Lounge visitor, Ed Sheeran, covered Hozier's Take Me to Church.

Hozier's session on Tuesday, September 1, will air between 10:00am and 1:00pm.

Joining Hozier as part of the September line-up are Florence + the Machine, Foals, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Muse, Sam Smith and The Weeknd, among many others.