A broad range of genres are represented in the Industry Award categories, while a handful of newcomers, including EAST AV3, J-Milla and SEABASS, are nominated for artist awards.
Several winners from last year, including Jess Day and Horror My Friend, are once again nominated in the People’s Choice Awards portion of SAM. Find the full list of People’s Choice nominees below, and the list of Industry Voted nominees here.
Winners in 2019 included Adrian Eagle, who took out Best Solo Artist and Best Release on the back of his track ‘A.O.K’.
Electric Fields cleaned up in last year’s Electronic and Best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist categories.
The 2020 SAM Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 3. In August, organisers announced that the awards would go ahead with a ceremony to be conducted in keeping with the current COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.
The SAM Award ceremony will take place at the University of Adelaide’s Cloisters and Lawns alongside the UNIBar, with the event moving from its usual formal seated format to a semi-outdoor one.
2020 South Australian Music Awards nominees
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS FINALISTS
BLUES & ROOTS
Cassidy Rae Gaiter
Sons of Zoku
The Empty Threats
NO NO NO NO NO
We Move Like Giants
Nick Pennington & Angus Mason
The Boys Club
Horror My Friend
Oscar the Wild
Legs of Ivar