by / June 27th, 2012 /

Hard Working Class Heroes details and band call

Celebrating ten years of discovering new Irish music, the HWCH festival has launched its search for acts to play this year’s event. Taking place in Dublin on 4th – 6th October, interested performers can register now via the festival website. Closing date for applications is July 26th. The judging panel for applications will be made up of music industry professionals from around the globe as well as international festival programmers.

There will also be the annual photography exhibition, in partnership with Le Cool magazine, and this can likewise be registered for at HWCH.net until the same date.

Early bird tickets are available now at a reduced rate via Entertainment.ie priced at €35 + booking fees. After July 26th, these will cost €45 plus booking fees for the weekend, €20 plus booking fees per night.

  • Tom_2010

    Will HWCH decide to pay artists this year or will it be up to the artists to pay to play once again?
    Many bands play for enjoyment, but those who take it seriously put a lot of time, effort and most importantly money – in to travel, accommodation, equipment, recording, distribution etc etc. 
    Calling a festival Hard Working Class heroes, charging bands to play and charging punters large amounts of money to attend just seems  like a complete injustice to both those attending and those playing.
    One must ask the question – who wins with HWCH?
    Granted, it is a spectacular stage for young bands to showcase their talents. But with other competitors moving in, such as this years Camden Crawl Dublin, the organizers must up their game and start paying acts who take part. 
    Tom