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Hard Working Class Heroes Festival 2017

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Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is back for its 15th year!

HWCH 2017 is a festival of discovery with 50 up and coming Irish artists showcasing in 5 live venues across Dublin. And as Ireland's biggest and longest running Music Conference, this year we've got over 40 international delegates attending from some of the world's largest booking agencies, record labels, artist management companies and showcase festivals.


MUSIC SHOWCASE | 29/09_30/09

Venues: The Workman's Club | The Grand Social | Tramline | The Tara Building | The Underground

1000 BEASTS // Æ MAK // AISLINN LOGAN // BAD BONES // BANTUM // BITCH FALCON // BOKITO // BRAND NEW FRIEND // CHASING ABBEY // CINEMA // CLANG SAYNE // CURTIS WALSH // DAITHÍ // DAMMY ARI // DAVID KEENAN // ELM // ERICA CODY // FLOOR STAFF // FONTAINES // FRANKENSTEIN BOLTS // HVMMINGBYRD // IVAN NICOLAS // JAFARIS // JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS // KATIE LAFFAN // KILNAMANA // LAOISE // LE BOOM // LILLA VARGEN // LOAH // MARIA KELLY // MOLLY STERLING // OLD HANNAH // ORCHID COLLECTIVE // OTHER CREATURES // OUTSIDER // PADDY HANNA // PROPER MICRO NV // ROCSTRONG // ROE // ROSA NUTTY // SHOOKRAH // SLEEP THIEVES // SOULÉ // SUPER SILLY // SWIMMERS JACKSON // SYLK // THE OCELOTS // THUMPER // WASTEFELLOW


MUSIC CONFERENCE | 28/09_30/09

Venue: The Chocolate Factory

Hosted by journalist Jim Carroll, HWCH 2017 kicks off on September 28th at 7pm with two exciting keynote interviews with Richard Jones (PIXIES manager) and John Seabrook (staff writer at The New Yorker, author of The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory). The event will also be an opportunity for the Irish music industry and the artists showcasing to meet with the international delegates attending the festival.

On September 29th and 30th from 10am-6pm, the HWCH Music Conference will feature a mixture of workshops, discussions and masterclasses from some of the most influential industry insiders. With over 40 international industry delegates due to attend the conference along with many of the major players in the Irish music industry, the HWCH Music Conference is Ireland’s largest gathering of bookers, labels, managers, music supervisors, radio folk and journalists from around the world and here at home.

As well as the aforementioned opening night keynotes, there are lots of highlights across the weekend including keynotes with Rough Trade Records boss, Geoff Travis, about the art of finding and developing talent, and RTÉ's Ian Wilson in honour of his enormous contribution to Irish music. Ticket touting has been a major grievance for gig-goers throughout the year with attention firmly on websites like Seatwave and Get Me In. We'll be dissecting the issue and asking what can be done to stop upselling and why are so many in the live music industry not prepared to tackle the problem?

We'll hear from artists Conor Adams (All Tvvins), Saoirse Duane (Wyvern Lingo) and Marcus Lambkin (Shit Robot) in our annual 'The Artists Talk Back' panel and we discuss the artist dream team with the managers, PR pros and bookers who have worked with The XX, The National, Years & Years and Andrew Weatherall. Nialler9 will host a discussion on where music journalism is at in 2017 with Ryan Leas, features writer at Sterogum, Sean Adams (Drowned in Sound), Hilary Saunders (Paste Magazine) and Phil Harrison (The Guardian / The Quietus).

We'll have a must attend masterclass on artist management from Claire Southwick and Fiona McGugan of MMF UK, the world's largest professional body of artist managers. We'll also be focusing on sync with some of the leading film and TV music supervisors and we'll hear from BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart, 2FM's Alan Swan, Today FM's Brian Adams and Sinead Troy of Yangaroo Music on the why and how of radio. Click here for a full rundown of all the conference events taking place across the weekend.


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Discover new Irish music at HWCH 2017!


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, all gigs are over 18 but the conference is open to all ages.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any queries, please contact us on admin@hwch.net

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please notifiy us of the changes by emailing admin@hwch.net.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please notifiy us of the changes by emailing admin@hwch.net.

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