SAMAs returns for main awards 2016

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards, in association with Rebel Rebel Barbers, are set to return this October with a massive line-up

THE awards re-launched over the summer by staging a show at Highlands creative industries festival XpoNorth in June and hosting a networking event at Glasgow hotel citizenM earlier this month.

SAMAs Founder/Creative Director Richy Muirhead and his team have since been hard at work assembling an events schedule, with a successful Paisley showcase in the bag and one to follow in Perth (9th September). The SAMAs have also been working on a new streamlined nomination process for the main awards, set to take place on Wednesday 12th October at the Garage, Glasgow.

Celebrating their 7th birthday, the awards will again be hosted by Jim Gellatly. As always, you can expect a few SAMAs surprises in the line-up!

Of the latest SAMAs developments Muirhead said:

We're absolutely delighted to be back after a summer of music research and attending all the festivals. This year, the SAMAs are going to be slicker than ever with our new nomination process and increased judges. Turning seven is a massive achievement and we're thrilled to be hosting the main awards in October!"

The awards to be handed out this year at the main awards in Glasgow are:

Best Acoustic in association with citizenM

Best Electronic in association with Assai UK

Best Hip-Hop in association with 1000fans

Best Live Act in association with Brew at the Bog

Best Metal in association with Cathouse Glasgow

Best Newcomer in association with The Academy of Music & Sound

Best Rock/Alternative in association with Eventbrite


Tickets are available from £20/£10/£6.50 via Eventbrite.




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