30th November 2018

ROX – Diamonds & Thrills will take to the stage at the SSE Scottish Music Awards 2018 as it sponsors the Best UK Artist category.

The independent jeweller, which was founded in Glasgow in 2002, has pledged its support to the musical extravaganza which is set to mark its 20th anniversary with a star-studded ceremony tomorrow night (December 1).

Hosted by comedian Sanjeev Kohli at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) the event will not only celebrate the best of the Scottish music scene this year but also the soundtrack of the nation over the last two decades.

Renowned as a sell-out show, this year’s anniversary special will see 800 guests experience an evening of live performances from some of Scotland’s most well-known acts including Snow Patrol – who penned their first songs at a student flat in Dundee, Scots songstress Amy MacDonald and rising star Tom Grennan who impressed on the main stage at this summer’s TRNSMT Festival.

SSE Scottish Music Awards

Speaking ahead of the anticipated ceremony, ROX Managing Director Kyron Keogh said: “We’re thrilled to sponsor the Best UK Artist category at the 20th SSE Scottish Music Awards.

“Scotland is proud to call some truly incredible musicians its own and it’s an honour to celebrate the best of Scottish talent in this iconic anniversary year.

““ROX is fiercely proud of its Scottish roots and we’ve have an ongoing relationship with the music industry having hosted live performances over the past 10 years at our events with Emeli Sande, Lewis Capaldi, Nina Nesbitt and Labrinth. Having the chance to be involved in the 20th anniversary awards on our doorstep really is music to our ears.”

The SSE Scottish Music Awards has been the main fundraising event for music therapy charity Nordoff Robins Scotland since 1998, with funds raised on the night playing a vital role in allowing the charity to continue to provide music therapists and sessions to those who need it most. Over the last 20 years the awards have honoured some of the most respected Scottish artist including Annie Lennox, Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi, Emeli Sandi and Biffy Clyro to name just a few, with this year’s awards tipped to be the biggest yet.