Hard Working Class Heroes, the annual showcase of new Irish music is now in its eleventh year and has issued a last call for bands and tech companies.
Hard Working Class Heroes will close its submission process on Friday July 26th for both bands and tech for this year’s edition due to take place Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th October in Dublin. The annual showcase of new Irish music is now in its eleventh year and features around 100 Irish bands playing around a five or six venues in Dublin city and HWCH fly in industry people like festival bookers, agents, managers and more to get their first glimpse at what’s happening here. There’s also panels, discussions and speed sessions for bands to learn more about the modern music landscape.
This year, for the first time HWCH Digital is aiming to get 25 tech companies involved in the music space and give them access to all of the above for the benefit of both strands of industry.
Bands and tech companies can apply at the HWCH site. Once entered, the applications will be judged by a both national and international music people including myself.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.