Killin Music Festival, recently relaunched for it’s first weekend in June 2016, has been nominated as one of five finalists in the running for Event of the Year in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Online voting for the shortlisted acts will run until 24th November, with a total of sixteen awards going to the best trad talent throughout Scotland’s bustling industry.

The prestigious awards organised by Hands Up for Trad celebrate Scotland’s traditional music in all its forms and create a high profile opportunity to bring the music and music industry into the spotlight of media and public attention. Since 2008 the awards have been sponsored by MG Alba, and in recent years the event has been televised onBBC Alba.

Killin Music Festival has been named alongside other leading events such as Oban Live, Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the emotion-filled concert “A Night For Angus“. In recent years, the award has been won by events including Piping Live!, GRIT, Tiree Music Festival, Scots Fiddle Festival, HebCelt, and Orkney Music Festival.

Event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “A massive congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees – we can’t wait to welcome them to Paisley for the ceremony. Hands Up for Trad are dedicated to showcasing the level of talent in this country, and the awards are a real highlight in the calendar each year.”

The winners will be revealed during a glitzy award ceremony on Saturday 2nd December, at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre as Paisley bids for UK City of Culture 2021.

Killin Music Festival returns for it’s third year in 2018, running from 15-17 June. Blazin’ Fiddles, Peatbog Faeries and Phil & Aly have been announced as headline artists. All remaining tickets went on sale in October.