This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival takes place between 16th-18th October, and applications to take part from bands and photographers are now being accepted.
Hard Working Class Heroes – 2009
The Irish Festival for Irish Bands
Friday 16 / Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 October
Dublin – Andrew’s Lane Theatre, The Button Factory, Academy 2, Eamon Dorans, Think Tank and Twisted Pepper.
Building on its strengths on an annual basis, Hard Working Class Heroes returns to the streets of Dublin over the weekend of Friday 16 /Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 October for its 7th consecutive year.
Taking place in the Temple Bar area of Dublin the festival is now once again calling on the best of Ireland’s bands to register to secure a slot to play at the event. Applications this year will be through FMC’s own “Breaking Tunes” site and is completely free! (log on to www.hwch.net and click on the “BANDS APPLY HERE” button). Closing date for applications is July 30. The judging panel for applications will be made up of writers. A&R and music industry people from around the globe as well as international festival programmers.
Once again, Ireland’s photographers are being called on to submit their finest shots for a chance to feature in a Photographers Exhibition. Photographers’ applications will also be via www.hwch.net – simply click on the “PHOTOGRAPHERS APPLY HERE” button and follow the instructions. A panel of judges including the editor of The Ticket, the art director of Hot Press and the editor of Candy Magazine will select the images, which will be exhibited in various exhibition and non exhibition spaces over the weekend.
Ticket prices remain the same with 100 of Ireland’s best emerging bands on offer for a mere €40 for a full weekend pass while nightly wristbands for the event are a paltry €18.50.
And keeping up its high standard of additional events and activities there will be HWCH panels, mentor sessions and more with a host of international delegates on hand to share their wisdom and experience (thanks to the generous support of IMRO, The Arts Council, and Culture Ireland). Details of this year’s exciting Invasion plans to be revealed soon. As always Hard Working Class Heroes promises a spectacular collection of music and fun for the whole weekend.
The festival website www.hwch.net is now live and will provide constant updates on the festival as it unfolds in the lead up to October 16/17/18.
The Hard Working Class Heroes festival has become the Irish independent music industry’s most telling barometer. It is a perfect opportunity to spot emerging acts as well as a chance to see more established artists perform in full festival spirit without having to buy a tent! HWCH is Ireland’s favourite festival dedicated to Irish bands. Once again music industry figures from around the world will be invited to attend and get involved in the festival and to experience firsthand the breadth of talent in Ireland.
There are plenty of other treats and surprises in store so be sure to keep an eye on www.hwch.net