Scottish Alternative Music Awards announce Paisley Takeover 2019 music festival – top line-up revealed

Wednesday 16th January, 2019

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) are set to return to Paisley for a two-day music festival this year.

Taking place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, the Paisley Takeover 2019 will showcase some of Scotland’s most talented musical acts with live performances, music business seminars and workshops across a number of the town’s venues.

This year’s headliners will see Mercury Prize nominee C Duncan and 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award winner Kathryn Joseph take to the stage at Paisley Arts Centre, with garage-rock outfit Sweaty Palms headlining the town’s historic venue, The Bungalow.

SAMAs held its first Paisley Takeover last year with performances and workshops from a host of top acts, including Out Lines, Heir of the Cursed, Siobhan Wilson, SWAY, Pronto Mama and Paisley’s own The Vegan Leather.

Last year’s events took place in March and August after a number of shows were rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions.

SAMAs founder Richy Muirhead said: “I’m thrilled to be bringing the festival back – the town and people of Paisley really love their music so this style of event makes so much sense!

“Last year, the festival was sadly disrupted by extreme weather issues, so we’re delighted to return with a bigger line-up and offering – we’re hosting an event in the newly renovated venue The Bungalow and inviting more artists and music industry guests to Paisley. Roll on March!”

The full programme for this year’s SAMAs Paisley Takeover will be announced on Tuesday 22nd January – so make sure you follow the SAMAs and Paisley is Twitter accounts for more information.

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