Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) 2020

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) is an annual celebration of the best in new Scottish music.

The 2020 award ceremony will take place at 6.30pm 18th November via Twitch. The event will include live performances from Glasgow’s Walt Disco and Nova the Edinburgh DJ, rapper, producer and 2019 SAMA nominee Nova, (she also just won the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year Award). Radio presenter and DJ Jim Gellatly will host alongside spoken word artist and theatre maker Leyla Josephine.

A three day public vote will open on Monday 9 November on the SAMA website, with the winners announced live on Twitch on 18th November.

Tickets for the virtual ceremony are available via Eventbrite and include an option to donate to leading music charity Help Musicians Scotland, with funds to be invested back into supporting Scottish musicians.

The 2020 SAMA nominations are:


Best Acoustic (sponsored by BTO BeCreative)

Bobby Kakouris

Fair Mothers

Jenny Sturgeon

Man of the Minch


Best Electronic (sponsored by citizenM hotels)

Lady Neptune

Pleasure Pool

TAAHLIAH

Tommy Perman


Best Hip Hop (sponsored by Help Musicians Scotland)

CLING

India Ros3

LOTOS

Louis Seivwright


Best Live Act (sponsored by Musicians Union)

Callum Easter

Free Love

Kapil Seshasayee

Still House Plants


Best Metal (sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow)

Bleed From Within

King Witch

Neshiima

Saor


Best Newcomer (sponsored by The Academy of Music & Sound)

Nathan Somevi

Kohla

TAAHLIAH

Tamzene


Best Rock/Alternative (sponsored by Rock Rose Gin)

Dead Pony

Fauves

HYYTS

Pleasure Heads


For more information on the awards visit: officialSAMA.com | @officialSAMA on social networks.

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