Last night saw the launch of this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival, set to take place in various venues in Dublin on Thursday 7 / Friday 8 / Saturday 9 October. Entries are now open for bands who wished to be considered, through FMC’s own ‘Breaking Tunes’ site (log on to www.hwch.net and click on the ‘BANDS APPLY HERE’ button). Closing date for applications is July 30. The judging panel for applications will be made up of writers, A&R and music industry people from around the globe as well as international festival programmers.
As in 2009, Ireland’s photographers are being called on to submit their finest music related shots for a chance to feature in a HWCH Photographers Exhibition. Photographers’ applications will also be via www.hwch.net, simply click on the ‘PHOTOGRAPHERS APPLY HERE’ button and follow the instructions. This year’s call for photographers will add the renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman to the judging panel.
Other events include HWCH panels, mentor sessions, a host of international delegates on hand to share their wisdom and experience (thanks to the generous support of The Arts Council, and Culture Ireland), Re-Dress (a one stop shop organization for the promotion of sustainable fashion and aims to move Irish consumers and industry towards better fashion choices) and HWCH & The City’s series of free gigs across the capital.
The venues for 2010 are Andrews Lane Theatre, The Button Factory, The Mercantile, Pravda, Sweeney’s, Twisted Pepper and The Workmans Club.