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


Tommy Perman

Best Hip Hop (sponsored by Help Musicians Scotland)


India Ros3


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



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

Nathan Somevi




Best Rock/Alternative (sponsored by Rock Rose Gin)

Dead Pony



Pleasure Heads

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

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