WITH an aim to celebrate Scottish music, The SAY Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA). The event works alongside the likes of Creative Scotland to shine a light on the best talent coming out of Scotland. Previous winners have included Young Fathers; a band who’ve went on to have international success.

Boasting a lucrative £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runner up prizes of £1,000 each, the award celebrates, promotes and rewards the most outstanding Scottish albums released each year. Respected by artists and valued by the industry, The SAY Award is responsible for a surge in musical discovery and an explosion of impassioned debate on social media.

Eligible albums listed on the event’s website include a wide variation of Scottish artists from Honeyblood to Miracle Glass Company, Baby Strange to Barrie James O’Neill and more.

Robert Kilpatrick, Projects and Operations Manager at the Scottish Music Industry Association, said:

“The last five years has seen The SAY Award go from strength to strength, and entering our sixth year in 2017, we wanted to try something new with the main objective being to involve the public more than ever before. The announcement of The Longlist is one of the most exciting parts of The SAY Award campaign, and is without doubt when the award’s at its most potent. We’ve introduced ‘Live at the Longlist’ to allow  fans to come along and join us in celebrating the successes of 20 outstanding Scottish albums, as well as to hear some great live music from three homegrown acts. In terms of who’s playing on the night, we decided to select artists that have been Longlisted and/or Shortlisted for The SAY Award in previous years to continue celebrating their successes also. We were delighted to confirm Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi Fi for our inaugural ‘Live at the Longlist’, with the bill reflecting the strength and diversity of Scottish music that The SAY Award exists to highlight.”

Ticket for the inaugural ‘Live At The Longlist’ are available now via The SAY Award website.

Check out the poster below: