by / June 10th, 2008 /

Hard Working Class Heroes details announced


Hard Working Class Heroes returns to Dublin from 12th-14th September for its 6th consecutive year.

The festival for Irish bands returns to the Temple Bar area taking over The Button Factory, Meeting House Square, Andrew’s Lane Theatre, The Hub and Eamonn Dorans.

This year’s Photography Exhibition will be curated by … us… State! Quelle surprise! Ireland’s photographers are being called on to submit their finest shots for a chance to feature in a full Photographers Exhibition.

A Scottish Invasion curated by one of Domino’s finest acts, Sons & Daughters, will bring the best of emerging talent from our Celtic neighbors (sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council with support from Culture Ireland).

MUZU.TV will help create HWCH TV, which will visually promote the chosen artists to industry and Festival goers in advance, and also broadcast the festival highlights. MUZU.TV will also make a live studio video, free of charge, for every band playing the festival, to help promote themselves online. have joined forces with the festival this year to sponsor the download chart at which will monitor the most popular bands of the festival offering 24-hour access for the general public to check out and rate all of the artists featured.

And as if that’s not enough there will be panels, mentor sessions and more with a host of international delegates on hand to share their wisdom and experience (thanks to the generous support of IMRO, The Arts Council, and Culture Ireland).

How to apply

Bands can apply online at free registration process for bands will be online only accessed through and courtesy of Sonicbids (who will reactivate accounts for artists who have applied before).

Registration for photographers will also be via with full details of how and what to submit are detailed on the photographers page of the site.

Closing date for band and photographer submissions is 2nd July.