Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) Paisley Takeover

Friday 13 - Saturday 14 March, 2020


Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March
Paisley Arts Centre

£12 + booking fee

Box Office

+(0) 300 300 1210

Paisley Arts Centre
New Street


The Scottish Alternative Music Awards ‘Paisley Takeover’ two-day music festival returns for its third year.

You can expect performances from some of Scotland’s most cutting edge and innovative artists.

Polish-born, Glasgow based multi-instrumentalist and singer Ela Orleans will perform, sharing the bill with 2019 Scottish Album Of The Year nominee Andrew Wasylyk who will be performing a stripped-back intimate set.

Day two will see performances from SAMA’s 2019 Best Newcomers, VanIves, and young Glasgow jazz, neo-soul singer Russell Stewart.

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA’s) recognise the best new Scottish music, shining a spotlight across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. Previous award winners include Declan Welsh and The Decadent Welsh, The Vegan Leather, Gerry Cinnamon, Be Charlotte and many more.


I’m delighted to be bringing the festival back for its third instalment. This year, we are focusing on a live music programme with four of Scotland’s most exciting alternative artists in some intimate spaces. These events will be stunning and accompanied by moving visuals.

Richy Muirhead
Creative Director
Scottish Alternative Music Awards

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