The Hard Working Class Heroes festival takes place in Dublin this weekend so here’s a quick roundup of the last minute details.
A day by day breakdown of Hard Working Class Heroes events is available now at http://www.hwch.net
A €5 discount on a weekend ticket is available to anyone who can demonstrate that they have bought a track belonging to ANY of the HWCH artists. Just present the receipt / download purchase confirmation from any of the 101 bands taking part in HWCH 2010 at the ticket desk at FILMBASE to get the discount.
The HWCH iphone App will be available from http://www.hwch.net from Wednesday morning. Browse band profiles, gig times and the like from the comfort of your own phone.
Panel discussions hosted by The Irish Times’ Jim Carroll will be held in the Button Factory. All are free and open to the public.
- FUNDING Friday 8th October. Button Factory, 2pm
Toby L (Transgressive Records)/ Paul Barton (Pledge) / Safta Jeffery (Taste Music)/ Katt Morris (The Great Escape)
- FANS, Friday 8th October Button Factory 3.30pm
Laura Seach (Tedra)/ Pat Riley (Domino Records, US)/ Gill Mills (MySpace Radio)/ Jim Lawless (The Coronas)
- FAME Saturday 9th October, Button Factory, 2pm
Marigny Lee (Summerstage, New York)/ Sophie Gorman (Irish Independent – Day & Night editor) /Dylan Haskins (The Exchange) /Mick Roe (Richter Collective)
- FUTUREGAZING Saturday 9th October 3.30pm
Mumblin’ Deaf Ro (Artist)/Trevor O’ Shea (Bodytonic) /Ian Wilson (2FM) / Alison Curtis (Today FM)
Speed Mentoring Sessions
‘Speed mentoring’ sessions for the artists will be held The Button Factory on Friday and Saturday from 10.30am to 1pm. Bands can book in for short sessions with industry types, including:
Alexis Vokos MMF Ireland / Barry O Donoghue Sony Music/ Ben Leahy Playrite Music/ Cameron Wright Canadian Music Week/ Cathal Funge Phantom / Cillian Stewart Castlepalooza / Feidhlim Byrne / Neilson Music Control /Gill Mills Myspace Radio / Harry Martin Domino Records / Javier Lopez Midem / Jenny Huston 2FM / Katt Morris The Great Escape / JonMac The Great Escape/ Keith Johnson IMRO / Larry Mills Pump Audio / Laura Seach Tedra / Marigny Lee Summerstage NYC/ Michael Roe Richter Collective / Niall Byrne Nialler 9 blog / Nick Robinson Kobalt Music / Pat Riley Domino Records, US / Paul Barton Pledge / Phil Udell State.ie / Safta Jeffery Taste Music / Toby L Transgressive Records / Una Johnson SXSW / Una Mullally Sunday Tribune / Xavier Guasch Primevera
RTÉ 2XM will return to Filmbase in Temple Bar as part of HWCH 2010. Between 8-10pm Thursday to Saturday they’ll be broadcasting live sessions & interviews. There’ll also be a 2 hour special highlights show broadcast on RTÉ 2FM on Sunday 10th September from 10pm to Midnight http://www.rte.ie/digitalradio/twoxm
‘VERSUS’ Nights at HWCH
- State vs AU Club – Thurs 7 Oct The Workman’s Club
State and AU DJs from 12.30-2.30am
- Richter Collective vs Any Other City – Thurs 7 Oct The Grand Social
New Amusement / Yeh Deadlies / Hal / Enemies / Jogging / Nouveaunoise
- Today FM (Paul McLoone) vs 2FM (Jenny Huston) – Fri 8 Oct Button Factory
The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra / Funeral Suits / Valerie Francis / Sweet Jane / R.S.A.G. / Yes Cadets
- Irish Times OTR vs Nialler9 – Sat 9 Oct The Workman’s Club
We Are Losers / Squarehead / Jennifer Evans / Strait Laces / Trophy Boyfriend / The Cast Of Cheers
Weekend tickets are still available for €45.00, or nightly tickets are €20 (both plus usual fees).