Hard Working Class Heroes 2010It’s that time of the year again – Hard Working Class Heroes submissions are open for bands & photographers and early bird tickets are now on sale.

It’s that time of the year again – Hard Working Class Heroes submissions are open for bands & photographers and early bird tickets are now on sale.

Hard Working Class Heroes
Ireland’s Leading Festival for New Irish Music
Thursday 7 / Friday 8 / Saturday 9 October
Dublin – Andrews Lane Theatre, The Button Factory, The Mercantile, Pravda, Sweeney’s, Twisted Pepper and The Workmans Club

Hard Working Class Heroes returns to the streets of Dublin over the weekend of Thursday 7/ Friday 8 / Saturday 9 October for its 8th consecutive year.


Taking place in Dublin City Centre 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 will be through FMC’s own “Breaking Tunes” site (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 music related shots for a chance to feature in a HWCH Photographers Exhibition. Photographers’ applications will also be via wwww.hwch.net – simply click on the “PHOTOGRAPHERS APPLY HERE” button and follow the instructions. This year’s call for photographers will add the renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman to the judging panel.


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 The Arts Council, and Culture Ireland). As always, Hard Working Class Heroes promises a spectacular collection of music and fun for the whole weekend.


The
festival website is now live and will provide constant updates on the festival as it unfolds in the lead up to October 7/8/9.

HWCH And The City’ proved an amazing success last year with bands and HWCH taking over the city centre in coffee shops, book shops and many more places playing free gigs. Keep an eye on hwch.net for news on exciting new ways we will be involving you.


This year organisers are inviting Re-Dress into the wonderful world of emerging talent that is HWCH. Re-Dress is a one stop shop organization for the promotion of sustainable fashion and aims to move Irish consumers and industry towards better fashion choices, The idea for swapping band t-shirts at the launch is our way of introducing Re-dress to you, you’ll be hearing more from them over the weekend . .
There are plenty of other treats and surprises in store so be sure to keep an eye on www.hwch.net.

Tickets
A limited number of special weekend Early Bird tickets go on sale this Thursday 1 July from 9am via http://www.hwch.net. These are priced at €35 + booking fees compared with the full weekend festival price of €45. Grab them while you can! Weekend Tickets €45.00 plus fees, Nightly Tickets €20 plus fees


Closing date for Artist and Photographer submissions is 30 July

This year’s HWCH is being sponsored by Bulmers Berry but the underground / undergrowth / fruitful puns they’re using are atrocious and so will not be repeated here.

http://www.hwch.net

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