The South Australian Music Awards Announce Host & Performers for 2020

With less than two weeks to go until the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, organisers have unveiled the talented performers and host for this year’s event. 

Held for the first time in a specially constructed outdoor format, the 2020 SAM Awards continue to be a highlight of the South Australian music industry calendar, celebrating the best in local music now and looking ahead to the New Year.

Helming proceedings at the SAM Awards this year will be Three D Radio’s Isaac Selby, bringing that local music expertise and knowledge to the role; guiding everyone through the ceremony, which will see the best of South Australian music celebrated across 29 Industry Voted and People’s Choice award categories.

The SAM Awards this year will see dynamic and genre-diverse performances from four of the city’s best acts. Emerging hip-hop and R&B artist J-Milla will perform alongside indie rock group SEABASS, experimental producer and songwriter Lonelyspeck, as well as breakthrough pop-punk trio Chelsea Manor. All up for awards themselves in November, ticket holders will be able to get a reminder as to why these artists are garnering attention around the country, and stand out as strong names to watch in 2021.

The SOLD OUT 2020 SAM Awards take place this year at the University of Adelaide’s Cloisters and Unibar Lawns, shifting from its traditional seated dinner gala format, to an outdoors event fit for the summer.

Proceeding in accordance with the current COVID-19 safe protocols, the SAM Awards are on track to deliver their most memorable year yet; an excellent way to send off what’s been a year on pause for the entire live music community.

Nominees for the SAM Awards this year features some incredible names pushing South Australian music forward including EAST AV3, Naomi Keyte, Motez, TOWNS and DyspOra; while the efforts of those engineers, producers, venues, events, visual artists, managers and videographers are also set to be recognised across a series of lucrative award categories.


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
UniBar Adelaide, Cloisters and Lawns
Kaurna Land
Entrance from Victoria Drive