Surprise! The cat’s out the bag. We kick off our SRA Takeover shows with the wonderful Dua Lipa.

SRA Takeover will see the biggest and best artists in student radio present their own shows exclusively for all of our member radio stations. Dua Lipa is our first artist takeover and she has picked some proper bangers to play us alongside talking about her career so far.

As well as being hosted by us, Dua’s show will appear across student radio at numerous stations from Southampton’s Surge, through Scratch in Birmingham all the way up to Spark in Sunderland (and other stations not beginning with S!). The show is available to any and all of our member stations who wish to broadcast it.

Spark is actually where our interviewer Lisa Twohig hails from and she had this to say about the experience:

“With her autobiographical album due out early next year, I felt the show gave listeners a chance to get to know her a little ahead of it dropping. As a presenter I absolutely loved doing it because it gave her the reins on the show’s sound as well as freedom to share whatever she liked about herself. Honestly my dimples hurt from smiling afterwords, she was awesome.”

We’re incredibly thankful to Dua Lipa and her team and we’re excited to share with you her show which you can hear below.

If you’re a member station who would like to broadcast Dua’s show or if you would like to express interest in helping on future SRA Takeovers please email our music officer on

And to give you a little bit of excitement…the next show drops on October 7th.