Sep 082016

hwch social

Ireland’s Music Showcase & Industry Convention




Thursday 6th | Friday 7th | Saturday 8th October – Dublin


Hard Working Class Heroes are delighted to announce the day-by-day schedule for 6th, 7th and 8th October. All details are now live on

HWCH 2016 will take you on a musical jaunt around Dublin City north and south dipping in and out of exciting spaces including creative hub Chocolate Factory on Kings Inn Street, and Japanese hidden gem Tengu. In addition the iconic City Hall will play host to a selection of stripped back performances from artists on the Friday and Saturday night of the festival. Presented in partnership with Dublin City Council, HWCH are excited to witness this historic venue meet the cutting edge of new Irish music. 

Kicking off a three-year project to build audiences between Ireland and Iceland, HWCH are delighted to welcome Wesen and aYia this year. Iceland Airwaves Festival booker Grimur Atlason will also be in attendance as part of our international industry delegation.

A number of 2016 highlights have already enjoyed national and international exposure. Loah, a self-described ‘artsoul’ singer of Sierra Leone and Irish heritage and former pharmacist from South Dublin, embraced her artistic calling during a sojourn in Brooklyn, where she easily fell in with the local music scene.   The amazing drummer and one-man-band experience Jeremy Hickey, known as R.S.A.G., is currently working on a new album with producers Leo Pearson (U2, Elvis Costello) and James Darkin (Kanye West, Rhianna).  Singer-songwriter Tara Lee, who recently signed a publishing deal with BMG/Chrysalis, is already known to international audiences for her supporting role on the Gillian Anderson TV series, The Fall. Rusangano Family, Wyvern Lingo, Talos, Bitch Falcon and more played to packed tents over the weekend at Electric Picnic.

HWCH ’16 Venues | The Workman’s Club, Wigwam, The Chocolate Factory (Stage 1 & Stage 2) Tengu (Upstairs & Downstairs), The Hub @ Mezz and City Hall.

Tickets on sale now via Dice

Catch 100 emerging acts in venues across the city and learn valuable tips from the leaders of the music industry. Weekend Tickets €45, Nightly Tickets €20, Individual Venue Tickets €10.

Student tickets are available to purchase from the box office (Film Base, Curved St) on Thurs 6th Oct only, weekend ticket €25, bring photo ID

For both Irish and international music professionals and music fans, HWCH is an essential one-stop

shop for new Irish bands. See festival website for updates on the weekend in the lead up to 6-8 October.


A.S. Fanning / Adultrock / AikJ / Ailbhe Reddy / Alana Henderson / BARQ / Basciville / Beach / Birds of Olympus / Bitch Falcon / Black Wing Bird / BlueMusic / Brian Casey / Buffalo Woman / Callum Stewart / Chris Kabs / Clarence & The Winters / Comrade Hat / Cormac O Caoimh / Craig Gallagher / Cult Called Man / Dammy Ari / Damola / Daniel McDermott / Davina and the Messengers / ELE / Elephant / Ella Naseeb / Elm / Eoin Dolan / Erica-Cody / Evvol / Exiles / EXPLODING EYES / Fangclub / Fontaines / Galants / Ger Fox Sailing / HAIL THE GHOST / Half Of Me / handsome eric / Harbouring Oceans / HAWK / Hiva Oa / JAFARIS / Jealous of the Birds / Junk Drawer / Kid Karate / Le Boom / Loah / Maija Sofia / Maria Kelly / Miles Graham / moossmann / Naoise Roo / New Pope / New Portals / New Valley Wolves / Nocturnes / Oh Boland / Oh Joy / Orchid Collective / Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring / PALE RIVERS / Participant / Patrick Freeman / Paul Creane / Peppy / Petty Youth / R.S.A.G. / Rocstrong / Rosie Carney / Rusangano Family / Samyel / SARAMAI / Search Party Animal / Slow Riot / Soule / Stephen Robinson / Strength / Super Silly / swords / Tablets / Talos / Tara Lee / Tebi Rex / The Blizzards / The Ocelots / The Shaker Hymn / Tiz McNamara / TOUTS / Train Room / Tuath / Video Blue / Vulpynes / Wake America / Wastefellow / We, the Oceanographers / whenyoung / Whim / WOLFF / Wyvern Lingo / Yonen / Young Earth

For more info, please contact / 01 6750529

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