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October 13, 2021
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SAM Awards 2021

Thursday, 18 November 2021

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  • This article was produced in collaboration with the SA Music Awards.

As the 2021 South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards to its friends) draw ever closer, tickets to the event are getting snapped up, with punters eager to celebrate with their favourite bands and artists.


South Australian Music Awards
Thursday, 18 November
Old Adelaide Gaol
18 Gaol Road, Adelaide 5000

This article was produced in collaboration with the SA Music Awards.

The event set to go ahead at the Old Adelaide Gaol this year, on Thursday, 18 November, and just as was the case for the ceremony at the UniBar last year, the 2021 SAM Awards will be held outdoors and entirely COVID-safe.

MCing the evening is Bridget Hustwaite, host of Triple J’s Good Nights, who will guide attendees through the 12 People’s Choice award winners – which have been decided based on a record-breaking number of votes – more than 11,600 – which were cast for 181 different artists.

Tickets to the 2021 SAM Awards are available via Moshtix for $70 plus booking fee, gaining you close and personal access to the glory that is the local music industry’s night of nights.


In addition to the People’s Choice Awards (as voted by you), there will also be a range of Music Industry Awards decided by a panel of local and national judges.

The local heads picking their favourite industry workers are Alex Karatassa (Five Four Entertainment), Beck Pearce Office of Adelaide UNESCO City of Music), Ed Noble (Sunny Side Uploads), Grayson Rotumah (Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music), Hannah Fairlamb (Girls Rock! Adelaide), Kate Bailey (ABC Radio Adelaide), Lewis Wundenberg (Wundenberg’s Recording Studio), Marty Haros (Fresh 92.7), Nelson Dialect (artist and producer) and Tam Boakes (Jive).

As for the national ring-ins, Declan Byrne (Triple J), Hayden Davies (Pile Rats/Brag Media), James Tidswell Unified Music Group), Sosefina Fuamoli (journalist and host of Hit Different) and Sweeitie Zamora (Remote Control Records, Pointer Recordings) are each on board to assess the state of our state.

Grab a ticket here if you haven’t already, and for more information visit the SAM Awards website.

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