Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA’s) unveils full Paisley Takeover programme!
15 – 16 March 2019
The two-day event will take place at Paisley Arts Centre, and The Bungalow and will offer an array of live music, workshops, seminars & spoken word.
Paisley Takeover will include music performances by a range of Scottish artists including C Duncan, Kathryn Joseph,Michael Timmons, Sweaty Palms, CRYSTAL,Pleasure Heads, and Megan Airlie.
Paisley Arts Centre will also be hosting an In Conversation with Stuart Braithwaite about record label Rock Action Records (Mogwai / The Twilight Sad / Sacred Paws), while the other panels will explore Paisley’s Cultural Community & Potential, and Working In The Music Business, whilst 23rd Precinct Musicwill also host a special workshop giving insight into sync, licensing and royalties within music.
SAMA’s founder Richy Muirhead commentsThe festival is jam packed with music events – we’re thrilled to add the likes of CRYSTAL who recently played a sold out King Tuts, Megan Airlie who won Best Acoustic at last year’s awards, author Chris McQueer and lots more! I hope the festival brings a burst of energy to Paisley and excites music fans around the country!
Natalie McShane Paisley First adds “Paisley has always had a great reputation for fantastic live music and the SAMAs Paisley Takeover is an ideal music festival for the town, showcasing live performances, seminars and workshops in some great venues. We’re delighted to be a sponsor for this year’s event and look forward to welcoming music lovers to Paisley in March.
SAMA’s Paisley Takeover is ran in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, and Paisley First.
Tickets are on sale now from £7 – £12 from Eventbrite UK, SAMA’s Website:http://officialsama.co.uk and Paisley Arts Centre 0300 300 1210
For more information about the festival and SAMA’s visit: http://officialsama.co.uk@officialSAMA


Friday 15th March@ Paisley Arts Centre
1900C Duncan + special guests
1800 Festival Welcome with poetry & spoken word from Chris McQueer and Leyla Josephine.
Friday 15th March @ The Bungalow
1900 Sweaty Palms + CRYSTAL + Pleasure Heads
Saturday 16th March @ Paisley Arts Centre
1900 Kathryn Joseph + Michael Timmons
1745 SAMA Live Session: Megan Airlie
1615 In Conversation: Stuart Braithwaite of Rock Action Records.
1515 Panel 2) Friendly Fire: How to navigate the music industry minefield.
1400 Panel 1) From Rafferty to Rejuvenation: Examining Paisley’s Cultural Community and Potential.
1300 Music Workshop: 23rdPrecinct Music– An insight to sync, licensing, and royalties.
The SAMAs are an independently ran music annual award. Previous winners include the likes of Be Charlotte, Gerry Cinnamon, The Ninth Wave & many more. Throughout the year SAMA’s host a range of events in the Highlands, Paisley, Perth and Glasgow showcasing some of Scotland’s most exciting emerging artists.