This year’s Hope Collective & State Magazine We Shall Overcome events take place on 8th & 9th October

Hope Collective are proud to be part of the We Shall Overcome Weekend taking place next month. Having come together last year for a night of punk rock and hip-hop, The Hope Collective have once more joined forces with State Magazine and are proud to present an all ages day long event in Dublin Workman’s Club, supporting Oxjam Ireland’s work for female rights and the Dublin Simon Community.

The previous night Hope are joining with FOAD Musick to announce the launch of Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions new album “Now and Then…!” in Hangar. Profits from this gig will go to Inner City Helping Homelessness.

What Is We Shall Overcome?
We Shall Overcome is a movement of musicians, artists and community organisers who are angry about the human costs of austerity policies but who want to do something practical to help those affected. For one week from 3-9 October we’re encouraging people to organise gigs and events that will

  1. Get direct help to those in our local communities who have been adversely affected by austerity policies
    2. Raise awareness, show solidarity or apply pressure to those who have political power

We operate under the tagline ‘A RAISED FIST & A HELPING HAND’

Saturday October 8 – Hangar
Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions
The Gakk
Steven VX and the Art Rats

Now and Then…! is the highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s “When…?” album from the collaboration of Dublin art terrorists Paranoid Visions and Crass frontman Steve Ignorant. Over the past 2 years the band have played major festivals in the UK, Holland, America and Canada and garnered a significant following that surpassed the expectations of the original project. This is the collaborations only Irish appearance.

 

Sunday October 9 – The Workmans Club

Bill Blood – as part of Flexihead, Jackbeast and Redneck Manifesto, Niall Byrne has graced many DIY stages in the country and beyond. Bill Blood is his latest musical incarnation.
Carol Hodge – described as “Shakespeares Sister fighting Amanda Palmer and Tori Amos in a dimly lit Victorian pub”, Carol is a seven fingered pianist best for her singing work with Steve Ignorant (co-founder of punk legends CRASS) on his Last Supper world tour.
Ed Wenn – first visiting Ireland with the band Sink in 1992, Ed made his name with The Stupids, where his Ed Shred persona blasted out some early UK skatecore riffs. He has also been the main songwriter behind Bad Dress Sense, Big Ray, K-Line and more.
Mhaol – having made their live debut at last year’s WSO, M(h)aol have established themselves as one of the most fiercly political bands in Ireland today, with music to match.
Not Monsters – the meeting of deliciously experimental melodies and in your face power, Not Monsters are firmly in the DIY tradition – springing from a network of shared gigs, spaces and ideas.
Simon Wells – one of the founding members of UK Hardcore legends Snuff, Simon has continued to play and tour throughout the world with Your Mum, Southport and many others.
the objectorZ – sitting somewhere between hard rock n’ roll and punk, the Dublin band filter in a power pop influence.