The Hard Working Class Heroes festival has thrown open its doors to those who want to play this year's event in October.

The annual showcase festival, which takes place in Dublin from October 1st - 3rd and highlights some of the country's best unsigned bands and artists, has put out a call for applications.

Past alumni of the festival include everyone from Hozier to The Strypes to Delorentos and Villagers - so if you reckon you've got what it takes to follow in their footsteps, you have until July 16th to apply via

HMV are sponsoring the festival again this year, while early bird weekend tickets are on sale for €35 (plus booking fee) until July 16th.

After that date, weekend tickets will rise to €45 (+ booking fee), or €20 per night (+ booking fee).

The HWCH tech conference will also run alongside the musical entertainment.