The music showcase festival and conference Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the 50 bands to play the event from Thursday 28th to 30th September. 500 bands applied and the final 50 (down from 100) were chosen by industry and they will play five city-centre venues: The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social, Tramline, The Underground and The Tara Building…. Read more »

Posted on August 14th, 2017

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Hard Working Class Heroes festival has added a second round of international conference attendees for this year after their first list a few weeks ago. Coming to the festival to see some new Irish music are: Martin Hewett, On The Beach Ryan Leas, Stereogum Claire Southwick, Primitive Management MMF UK Erika Elliott, City Parks, SummerStage Andrea… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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With applications from over 400 artists closing last week, Hard Working Class Heroes festival has today unveiled its first round of industry delegates for its fifteenth edition this September. Among the names announced are: New Yorker music scribe John Seabrook; SXSW’s UK/Ireland programmer Casper Mills; The Great Escape head programmer Adam Ryan; Eurosonic team member Oskar… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2017

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Hard Working Class Heroes is upon us. The new music showcase and industry conference festival takes place this weekend in Dublin city. That means 100 bands playing over three days from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October in 7 Dublin venues The Workman’s Club, Wigwam, The Chocolate Factory, Odessa, Tengu, The Mezz and City Hall…. Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

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Hard Working Class Heroes, the new Irish music showcase & industry convention has announced the 100 bands who were chosen from 700 to play the festival by a judging panel of national and international music people. The festival takes place from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October in Dublin venues The Workman’s Club, Wigwam, The… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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Hard Working Class Heroes festival has made its annual call the Irish bands, musicians, and singer-songwriters to apply to be in with a the chance to play and take part in the new music festival showcase and conference from Thursday October 6th to Saturday October 8th. Applications can be made be through the Breaking Tunes… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

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This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes lineup of new bands is a tough one. Primarily because there are so many new bands to see for the first time and secondly, because the quality of those unseen is greater than in previous years. This year, the tracks on the Breaking Tunes profiles are well-produced and suggest… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2015

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Hard Working Class Heroes have announced their lineup for this year’s edition taking place on the weekend of october 1st to 3rd in The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Academy, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social, Hangar. Tickets are on sale now from €20 + fees per night or €45 for three nights. The festival will… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2015

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The annual Irish music showcase Hard Working Class Heroes has opened its application process for bands to apply to this year’s event which takes place from Thursday October 1st to Saturday October 3rd in Dublin. 100 acts will be picked by a panel of judges and bands who have played in venues across the city… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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From Thursday to Saturday this week, seven venues will be occupied by 104 Irish bands playing the Hard Working Class Heroes festival playing to music fans, interested parties, industry delegates, bands, friends and all sorts. There are free daytime gigs, a convention in the Liberties speed sessions, panels, tech companies, talks and much much more…. Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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Hard Working Class Heroes is happening in two weekends. We have stage times and convention info already but today Fight Like Apes (Saturday October 4th), Ham Sandwich (Friday October 3rd) and SOAK (Thursday October 2nd) were added as the 2014 Heroes bands who will play the weekend each headlining a night of the festival. The… Read more »

Posted on September 18th, 2014

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Hard Working Class Heroes today unveiled 100+ artists who will play the festival’s 12th year in Dublin from Thursday October 2nd – Sunday October 4th. This year the festival is sponsored by HMV Ireland and as is now established will feature a conference taking in mentoring, panels, advice and involvement from the tech space. 500… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2014

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Update: Last five days to enter. As Hard Working Class Heroes goes into its twelfth year, the festival for new bands is now also becoming established as for new technology too. With HMV sponsoring the festival, taking place from Thursday October 2nd to Saturday October 4th, the festival has issued an open call for applications… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2014

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So Hard Working Class Heroes is happening from Thursday to Saturday and 100 Irish bands are playing live in seven different venues at night and some other shops, cafés and restaurants during the day to local music enthusiasts and an international audience of industry people. As a reader of this site, you’ll already know lots… Read more »

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

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