Hard Working Class Heroes announced the stage times for the main events last week and they’ve also revealed the details of the convention and what to expect now too. This all takes place in NDRC in the Liberties from Thursday October 2nd to Saturday October 4th.
Panels and workshops of note include:
Jump Forward a Decade – The Music Industry in 2024 with speakers Fred Bolza, Sony Music’s Vice President of Strategy and Motive Unknown’s Founder Darren Hemmings who has worked on campaigns for Alt-J, Local Natives and Temper Trap among others.
10% for what now? Afternoon Tea with the Agents with speakers Nik Halroyd, Booking Agent, Primary Talent International, Jason Edwards, Booking Agent, Coda, and Eleanor McGuinness, Agent, Pitch and Smith.
Start your Own with Home Beat // Happenings // Mountain Dew.
The Artists Talk Back with Liza Flume, Niamh Farrell, Leanne Harte ,Lousie Mc Namara
Scouts Honour with Markel Casey – A&R at Virgin, Tom Cater – Domino, Mark Crossingham – Managing Director at Universal Ireland.
There’s also the usual Speed Sessions featuring a lot of the above people as well as startup launchpads and more.
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.