Hard Working Class HeroesThe list of 99 Irish bands selected to play the 2009 Hard Working Class Heroes festival being held in Temple Bar this October has been announced.

The list of 99 Irish bands selected to play the 2009 Hard Working Class Heroes festival being held in Temple Bar this October has been announced.

202s / A Plastic Rose / Adebisi Shank / Airstrip One / Albert Penguin / Ali & the DTs/ Alright Chief / Armoured Bear / Autumn Owls / Biggles Flys Again / Black Robots/ Blood Bottler / Briana Corrigan / Carpool Conversation / C!ties / Cheap Freaks/ City of Angels / Collie / Cutaways / Dark Room Notes / Deaf Animal Orchestra / Deaf Joe/ Disconnect 4/ Distractors / Doug Sheridan / Escape Act / Exit the Street / Fingersmith/ Fiona Melady / Funeral Suits / Giraffes / Go Panda Go / Goatboy / Gran Casino / Ham Sandwich / Hassle Merchants / Heathers / Heritage Centre / Here Comes The Landed Gentry/ Hired Hands / Hunter-Gatherer / I Love Monster Hero / Ian Whitty And The Exchange / Identity Parade / Jogging / Killer Chloe / Kill Krinkle Club / Kowalski / Kyon / Ladydoll / Land Lovers / Liz Is Evil / Mail Order Messiahs / Midatlantic /Miracle Bell / More Tiny Giants / Neosupervital / NoLady / Not Squares / O Emperor / Oliver Cole / Only Fumes & Corpses / P-Dog / Pearse McGloughlin / Planet Parade / Pocket Promise / Primo / Remma / Robotnik / Rory Grubb / RSAG / Sergeant Megaphone / Sounds of System Breakdown / Subplots / Super Extra Bonus Party / Sweet Jane / Talulah Does The Hula / The Ambience Affair / The Angel Pier / The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra / The Brothers Movement / The Dead Flags / The Dying Seconds / The Holy Roman Army / The Kinetiks / The Poormouth / The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock / The Star Department / The Vals / Theme Tune Boy / Tidal District / Tiny Magnetic Pets / Ultan Conlon / Valerie Francis / Verona Riots / Vox Populi / We Cut Corners / Yes Cadets / Zealots

Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the 99 Irish bands who have been selected to play this year’s festival in Temple Bar, Dublin on 16/17/18 October (tickets on sale now from Tickets.ie and usual outlets). The festival headliners will be announced very soon along with details of the Photographic Exhibition and the Seminars and Mentor Sessions.

Building on its strengths on an annual basis, Hard Working Class Heroes returns to Dublin’s Temple Bar area over the weekend of Friday 16 / Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 October for its 7th consecutive year.

Entries this year were through FMC’s own Breaking Tunes, which allowed bands to build a personal profile and enter HWCH.

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.

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 these will 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) 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.

Weekend Tickets are priced at €40.00, or individual nightly tickets at €18.50 are available via www.tickets.ie

www.hwch.net