The LaFontaines will join Brown Bear & The Bandits, Bear Arms, and Model Aeroplanes at Glasgow’s The Garage for the fifth Scottish Alternative Music Awards (Sama) ceremony on 7 March, event organisers announced today.
The awards ceremony will “[shine] the spotlight on emerging Scottish bands and artists that mainstream music tends to ignore”, and this year promises “to be the biggest celebration of home-grown alt music yet”.
Richy Muirhead, the awards’ creative director, said: “Going into year five, I think it is important to showcase acts who have previously won alongside some new faces. The line-up has to be diverse and mix genres. This year really highlights this with hip-hop, rock, and alternative all thrown into the mix!”
The 2014 awards features seven categories:
- Best Rock / Alternative (sponsored by EmuBands)
- Best Metal (sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow)
- Best Acoustic (sponsored by Splitter Scotland)
- Best Electronic (sponsored by Red Dog Music)
- Best Live Act (sponsored by Bar Bloc)
- Best Newcomer (sponsored by Academy Music & Sound)
- Best Hip Hop (sponsored by CitizenM Glasgow)
The full list of nominated acts will be announced over the course of February, with a short public vote still to take place.
Tickets for the awards ceremony are available now via the Sama 14 website.