HWCH Call For Applications


The country’s leading bastion and celebration of homegrown, independent music, Hard Working Class Heroes are making its annual call to Irish musicians, bands and singer-songwriters wanting to take part in festival, which takes part throughout Dublin from Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 3.

Having showcased the likes of Girl Band (pictured), Hozier, Villagers and others over the years, the festival will select 100 of the best applicants for “some career changing exposure and publicity, provided by the amazing mix of influential delegates and international music buyers who attend HWCH every year.”

Applications are to be made via the HWCH Breaking Tunes site: just log on to, nd click on the “BANDS APPLY HERE” button.

Closing date for applications is July 16. Early bird tickets to Hard Working Class Heroes 2015 are priced at €35 (plus booking fees) via until July 16. Tickets will then cost €45.00 (weekend tickets plus fees) and €20 (nightly tickets plus fees).

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