Mark Knopfler and Amy Macdonald join list of acts performing at the SSE Scottish Music Awards

Amy Macdonald and Mark Knopfler are joining the bill
Amy Macdonald and Mark Knopfler are joining the bill

MARK KNOPFLER and Amy Macdonald are among the acts to have been added to the line-up for this year’s SSE Scottish Music Awards.

The event, celebrating its 20th year, will also see Kyle Falconer and The Snut joining the previously announced acts Tom Grennan and Snow Patrol.

The awards celebrate the biggest and best in Scottish music, while raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Amy Macdonald, who won best newcomer at the awards back in 2007, said, “I’m delighted to be invited back to the SSE Scottish Music Awards, especially as it’s their 20th anniversary year.

“Getting that award was a real landmark for me and to have that kind of support at home in Scotland meant a lot and still does.

“The event is also a big fundraiser for Nordoff Robbins in Scotland which is a fantastic charity and one I’m always happy to support.

“They use music to make such a difference to the lives of people who find it very difficult to communicate in other ways and that’s something that I can really relate to as a musician.

“It’s always a very special night full of great music and hopefully, with the bigger venue, it will raise even more money to help people this year.”

Following a stint at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, the SSE Scottish Music Awards will this year take place across the city at the SEC on Saturday December 1.

A host of surprises, special guests and huge celebrations are planned.

The awards have served as the main fundraising event for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland since 1996, with funds raised on the night a vital part of the charity’s ability to provide music therapists and sessions to those who need it most.

Sunday Post columnist Donald MacLeod, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, said: “Every year we see the best of the Scottish music industry come together to support our charity and celebrate one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world.

“We can’t wait to welcome Snow Patrol, Mark Knopfler, Amy Macdonald, Tom Grennan, Kyle Falconer, The Snuts and even more, to our new home at the SEC. See you all in December!”

For tickets to the 20th SSE Scottish Music Awards please contact: simon.foy@nordoff-robbins.org.uk or visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/scotland or www.universe.com

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