Ahead of the ‘big-reveal’ of its line-up Hard Working Class Heroes has announced ticket info for its September event.

The Irish music showcase and conference, which is held annually in the capital, will this year run from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th inclusive, with the event being split into two parts.

The first, which will be held in the Chocolate Factory on the opening night of the 28th, will be a networking event aimed at encouraging visiting international delegates to network with both Irish media and music artists alike.

The second ‘double-nighter’ will see a run of live showcases in various venues throughout Dublin across 29th and 30th September. With over 400 applicants to chose from, the adjudicating panel will no doubt have had some tough calls to make but the final line up is likely to be as diverse and talented as in the past.

Similar to international models such as Norway’s Trondheim Calling and the UK’s The Great Escape, HWCH, which is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Failte Ireland/Tourism Ireland, plays host to international delegations to its showcase/conference event.

These visits enable overseas promoters, producers, bookers, labels and media alike to make connections with their Irish counterparts and see a wide range of innovative Irish music.

Through attendance at HWCH, delegates can:

– See exciting new and innovative contemporary Irish music performed live in a specially curated list of venues

– Create new links and/or strengthen existing ones between the contemporary music sector in Ireland and contacts overseas

– Meet with peers from both Ireland and other countries to discuss possible creative collaborations, co-commissions and partnership projects

HWCH has over the years attracted numerous international figures from a broad range of musical backgrounds and this year would appear to be no exception. The first round of international industry delegates has been announced and features some serious music credentials.

NYC based freelancer Laura Parker (Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair), Reeperbahn Festival’s ‘Head of Showcase Programme’ Evelyn Seeber, and The New Yorker’s John Seabrook are just some of the top notch names flying in for HWCH17. Read the full first cut here.

Across the breadth of the HWCH weekend, artists, delegates and music professionals will be able to attend a mix of workshops, discussions and panels. Artist-Professional 1:1’s will also be part of the HWCH mix.

This unique programme of sessions aims to help artists to grow awareness and get their music heard. They also provide an invaluable open-forum for artists to gain industry insights and hook up with professionals to whom they would otherwise never have access.

Some of the HCWH16 success stories with whom you might be familiar are SouléAilbhe Reddy, Talos, A.S Fanning and Le Boom. Previous HWCH incumbents have included Saint Sister, Rusangano Family, HozierSoak, and boys about town, The Strypes who’ve just dropped a new album, and Otherkin whose debut is on the way.

Make sure to get your tickets early as like every other live music event in Ireland, they sell out pretty darn quickly. DervSwerve

Tickets (incl charges) via Eventbrite are priced as follows:

Conference & weekend live €55.00 / Weekend live €35.00 / Conference €25.00

Nightly live €25.00 / Single venue €12.00




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s