Hard Working Class Heroes has announced its 2013 programme with 101 of Ireland's most promising live acts appearing alongside a host of extra conferences and activities.
This year is the festival's eleventh in existence, making the annual showcase one of Ireland's most enduring music institutions. This year a brand new facet will be introduced to the festival, in the shape of the HWCH Launchpad Digital in association with Deezer. The main aim of this is to offer tech companies a similar infrastructure of advice and support that HWCH has traditionally afforded to bands over the years.
This year the opportunity will be there for bands and aspiring tech companies participate in this summit, something of a meeting of the minds, binding together a range of different creative landscapes in what is the most robust HWCH convention in its long history.
Ticketing for Hard Working Class Heroes will take place exclusively through entertainment.ie/tickets. You can peruse the various ticketing options by clicking the button below. Buy your tickets before Friday, 23rd August and you can avail of an Early Bird Weekend ticket for only €35, otherwise you'll be paying €45 for the weekend or €20 per individual day.
And now, for the bands who you can see this year:
Affleck / Anderson / Benny Smiles / Biggles Flys Again / Blades Club! / Bouts / Carriages / CARRIED BY WAVES / Cat Dowling / Cave Ghosts / Cfit / CLU / Come On Live Long / Conor Walsh / Cove / croupier / Daithi / Death In The Sickroom / DOGS / Dott / Dylan Tighe / Elaine Mai / Elastic Sleep / Fallen Rule / Fears / Floor Staff / Frankenstein Bolts / Garret Moore / Ghosts / Gorgeous Colours / GRIM / Groom / Halves / Haüer / Hozier / I <3 The Monster Hero / I HAVE A TRIBE / I’m Your Vinyl / Inni-K / Jet Setter / Jethro Pickett / John Cathal O’Brien / Joshua Burnside / Julie Hawk / KaraKara / Kobina / Las KELLIES / Lasertom / Leanne Harte / Let’s Set Sail / Lie Ins / Little Rivers / little xs for eyes / Liza Flume / Maria Somerville / Mark Geary / Maud In Cahoots / Myles Manley / NANU NANU / Niall Colfer / Overhead, The Albatross / PLUTONIC DUST / PRINCESS / Rachel Boyd / REID / REPLETE / RYAN VAIL / September Girls / Ships / Silences / Silverbacks / Skelocrats / SLEEP MCEVOX / Sleep Thieves / So Cow / Spies / Sweet Jane / Swimmers / swords / Tandem Felix / TELL NO FOXX / The Altered Hours / The Boxing Plot / The Clameens / The Crayon Set / The Dying Seconds / the Freakles / The Hard Ground / The Heads Of State / THE LATE DAVID TURPIN / The Manhattan Syndrome / The Notas / The Pale / The Vincent(s) / The Young Folk / Thinkerrs / This Side Up / tieranniesaur / UNKNOWN / Wild Promises / windings
And the tech companies:
Groovetools / Soundtravel / Doortonic / Turning Pirate / Seevl / Buzzoo / VisitLit / Maker.ie / Gigstarter / echobase / Hipster / Silver / Algebrain / Conker