Hard Working Class Heroes is Ireland's annual music showcase and conference and the festival for discovering your new favourite artists. Every year they bring the global music industry to Ireland to showcase new and emerging Irish music and the weekend will also see a mixture of workshops, discussions, and panels taking place at the HWCH Music Conference in The Chocolate Factory.
These 50 acts were chosen from over 600 applications and each will get the chance to perform at the festival on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. These 50 acts will have the opportunity to showcase their music to bookers, managers, labels, publishers, booking agents, and journalists from across the international and Irish music industry.
Since the decision was made to reduce the number of showcasing acts to 50 and to focus on export ready artists, the success rate from HWCH has been remarkable. The live showcase gigs will take place in The Workman's Club, The Grand Social, Tengu (upstairs in Kaizen Bar), Tramline, and Doyle's (upstairs).
1000 BEASTS / A. SMYTH / Æ MAK / ALAN FINAN / AWKWARD Z. / BAD BONES
BEAUTY SLEEP / BICURIOUS / BRENNA CARROLL / CHANELE McGUINNESS / CROOK
DAMOLA / DARCE / EVANS JUNIOR / FEATHER BEDS / FLYNN / HAND MODELS
HUNKPAPA / I HAVE A TRIBE / JACK O'ROURKE / JOSH GRAY / JOSHUA BURNSIDE
JUST MUSTARD / KITT PHILIPPA / LAOISE / LEILA JANE / MALOJIAN / MARIA KELLY
MOLLY STERLING / NEW ATLAS / NEW PAGANS / ÓDÚ / OWEN DENVIR / P E A R L Y
PILLOW QUEENS / ROE / ROSA NUTTY / SAM WICKENS / SEAN OB / SILVERBACKS
SONJA SLEATOR / TADGH / THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES / THUMPER / TIM CHADWICK
TIZ McNAMARA / TRUE TIDES / WASTEFELLOW / WILD YOUTH / XO MO