The Scottish Alternative Music Awards has announced the initial details for the 2016 ceremony.
The awards will celebrate their seventh birthday at Glasgow’s Garage on 12th October.
Hosted by Jim Gellatly, the first live act has also been announced as Paisley MC Shogun.
Speaking of the SAMAs announcement, founder Richy 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!”
This year’s award categories are as follows:
Best Acoustic in association with citizenM
Best Electronic in association with Assai UK
Best Hip-Hop in association with 1000fans
Best Live Act
Best Metal in association with Cathouse Glasgow
Best Newcomer in association with The Academy of Music & Sound
Best Rock/Alternative in association with Eventbrite
If you want to head along to the ceremony, tickets are available now from just £6.50!