Lorde, Sheryl Crow and Pumarosa will perform
tom skinner
09:08 19th May 2017

Later... With Jools Holland is doing its bit to help counteract the gender imbalance in the music industry airing its first ever all-female show next week.

The programme is currently celebrating its 25th year, and continues to showcase an eclectic mix of artists, new and established from around the globe with the current series.

Next week's show however will be a step forward in the industry, with bookers opting for an all-female line-up.

New Zealand popstar Lorde will be in the studio, airing material from her upcoming second record Melodrama, ahead of an appearance at Radio 1's Big Weekend that week.

Icon Sheryl Crow will also appear alongside Pumarosa, Jane Birkin, Stefflon Don and Oumou Sangare. 

The episode will go out live on Tuesday 23 May on BBC 2, followed by its usual extended edition on Friday 26 May.

Elsewhere, Lorde is gearing up to release Melodrama on 16 June. The singer has previously unveiled the pop banger 'Green Light' and Bowie-esque ballad 'Liability'. It's possible that a third album tune could be showcased on the upcoming Later... episode. 

Later... was one of the first shows to shine light on Lorde's talent back in 2013, and surely contributed to the huge popularity of 'Royals' in the UK. Check out Lorde's first appearance below.

The current series has seen performances from the likes of Kasabian, The Amazons, Blondie, Future Islands, Paul Weller, Ed Sheeran and Little Dragon.