The South Australian Music Awards Is Back IRL And Taking Over Adelaide Gaol

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 22nd September, 2021
The South Australian Music Awards Is Back IRL And Taking Over Adelaide Gaol

It's all happening in Adelaide this year with the state's South Australian Music (SAM) Awards set to go ahead IRL this November. 

SAM Awards organisers have confirmed that this year's celebrations will be hosted on the grounds of the iconic Adelaide Gaol, with triple j's 'Good Nights' host, Bridget Hustwaite tapping in as MC for the night.

Nominees for this year's awards were also revealed today with the likes of TOWNS, Wing Defence, Motez, Unearthed High winners George Alice and Teenage Joans, along with plenty of fresh faces in the running for both the industry awards and the People's Choice Awards.

Voting is now open to the public for the People's Choice Award categories via themusic.com.au. View the full list of nominees below.

Want to come along to the awards ceremony? Earlybird tickets are available via Moshtix. Capacity is limited so get in early. Full details are also below.

2021 SAM Awards

Thu 18 November 2021 | The Old Adelaide Gaol, Thebarton, SA

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BLUES & ROOTS (Presented by UniBar)

Cal Williams Jr | Craig Atkins | Mojo Dingo

Mum's Favourite | Nick Wilton | Sean Kemp

Sturt Avenue | Trav Collins | Wanderers

COUNTRY (Presented by Grace Emily Hotel)

Ben McNeil | Jaylee Daniels | Jimmy Bay

Mark Curtis and the Flannelettes | Matt Ward | Michaela Jenke

Paula Standing | Ricky Albeck & the Belair Line Band

ELECTRONIC (Presented by Fat Controller)

Ampiumx | Jack Truant | Jerry Tee Live Percussionist | Kelly Matejcic, Krunk & Restricted

Mell Hall | Motez | Netanya | Oisima | Oz Harte | Platix

Stace Cadet | TEMPLE | The Jango | V O E

EXPERIMENTAL (Presented by The Lab)

Avalon Kane| Georgia Oatley | Jackulson | Kintsugist

Laure Chain & William Jack | Leah Blankendaal | Millennium Cowboy

Neofix | Population or Mars | Slowmango | SODA | Sons of Zoku

The Cold Field | The Empty Threats

FOLK (Presented by The Wheatsheaf Hotel)

Alison Newman | B.S Roberts | Bards Brew | Jac Marshall

Jason Midzi | Jess Johns | Kaurna Cronin | Luke Marshall | Rowena

Siberian Tiger | St Jacques | Tilly Tjala Thomas

Tim Moore | Trent Worley

HEAVY (Presented by ARMI)

Aidan Cibich | alt. | Apophis | Audio Reign | Dirty Pagans

Echoes in Eternity | Hidden Intent | Kitchen Witch | No No No No No | Ouroboric

Radix | Relapse | Rocky's Pride & Joy | Scott Reed's String Theory

Shattered Hourglass | SIGNV/S | Swordfish Trombone

HIP HOP (Presented by The Gov)

BMA | Boffa | Brenton Torrens | Dem Mob

Eames | EAST AV3 | GOLDN

Holas May | Jaykle | Laitsi | LBG


JAZZ (Presented by the Gilbert St Hotel)

Chelsea Lee | Christina Guala Saxophone Quartet


POP (Presented by Lion Arts Factory)

Arivian Thompson | Ashton Fraser | Bermuda Bay | DIVEBAR YOUTH

Elizabeth Ruyi | Emma Knights | G-Nation | George Alice

Georgie Raft | Heaps Good Friends | Innsaei | Jas French

Jordan D'Sena | Kyan Burns | Lilac Cove | Little Panacea | Lizzie Hosking

Lucinda Grace | Luna X | MANE | My Cherie | Oligarchy & The Dead Mentor

Orelia | Pinkish Blu | PNK FME | Rachael Leahcar | Sarah Saint James

Stellie | TALIA | The Mondays | The Montreals

Thoma and the Humbugs | Tiles | Zac Eichner

PUNK (Presented by Three D Radio)

AGAPANTHER | Bitchspawn | Choosing Sides | Coldwave

Collateral Damage | Colourblind | Down and Out

Glowing | Hey Harriett | Idly By | LOLA

Madura Green | Mum Friends | Nocturnal Animals

Raccoon City | Superdose Gangway | Teenage Joans

The Systemaddicts | TWINE | Wing Defence

ROCK (Presented by Jive)

Broken Waves | Charlie On Trial | Cove Street | Don't Bring Stacey

Druid Fluids | Ethanol Blend | Feed The Fire | George Glass

LILY ROSE | Lost Woods | Luce Cargo | Mode Shifter

Mums Favourite | Oscar The Wild | RAViE

SEABASS | Sunnyside Drive | SYCAMORE

The Public Holiday | The Strange Caves | TOWNS | Wolf & Cub

SOUL/FUNK/R&B (Presented by Woodville Town Hall)

Bend | DayGlow Freaks | Dino Jag

Dojo Rise | Erin McKellar | Grco | Isaac Thomas | LENI

LilyMay | Lizzie Hosking | Mum Thinks Blue | Prince Legacy| Rob Edwards