HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES 2016 – Call for Musician and Band Applications


HWCH 16 Call for Musician and Band Applications

Ireland’s Annual Showcase Festival and Conference for New Music and Technology

Thursday 6th | Friday 7th | Saturday 8th October – Dublin

HWCHHard Working Class Heroes festival is making its annual call to Ireland’s musicians, bands and singer-songwriters to apply for the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event which runs in a variety of venues across Dublin, showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.

Applications will be through our very own Breaking Tunes site, log on to hwch.net now and click on the “BANDS APPLY HERE” button. Closing date for applications is July 22nd.

Last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Hare Squead, who since signed to Columbia and releasesd their first single, Saint Sister, who were added to BBC introducing Glastonbury line up and Rusangano Family who were hailed as the “new era in Irish hip hop ‘ by US music tastemakers Pitchfork. Since it’s inception in 2003, the festival has showcased many of Ireland’s best known acts including recent Ivor Novello winner Villagers, 2013’s breakthrough act Hozier along with Girl Band, Delorentos, Fight Like Apes, Jape, Coronas, Pleasure Beach, Le Galaxie, The Strypes, Otherkin and many many more.

First Music Contact, who run HWCH, work with Irish acts from the very beginning of their careers. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some career-changing exposure and publicity, provided by the amazing mix of influential delegates along with Irish and international music buyers who attend HWCH every year.

With Ireland now regarded as one of the best countries for music, it has never been more important to showcase all the talent this country has to offer. All in all, 10,000 Irish music fans and industry come to Dublin to experience HWCH events over the course of a single October weekend. It’s an event with a huge media profile, and one which receives coverage from news, entertainment, cultural, business and tourism outlets, both online and in traditional channels.

Early bird tickets to Hard Working Class Heroes 2016 are priced at €35 via DICE https://dice.fm/ until August 10th. After which tickets will cost €45.00 (Weekend tickets) & €20 (Nightly tickets), no booking fees apply.

“A visit to Dublin during Hard Working Class Heroes can be a perfect first step for the company looking to meet the right people on the continent and to expand business to western Europe” – Forbes Magazine

||First music Contact is funded by The Arts Council / An Cohmhairle Ealaion. HWCH Convention is funded by Culture Ireland||

[DICE is the fastest growing live music discovery platform in the UK & Ireland, helping music fans find great gigs, clubs and festivals and selling them the tickets with no booking fees. They work with a range of artists, from stadium headliners to first gigs, including Adele, Disclosure, The Big Moon, and Skepta. DICE won Best Ticketing Company at the 2016 Music Week Awards]

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