Dubliners need not worry about what gigs to attend this weekend - there really is only one option, and that's the Hard Working Class Heroes festival, which kicks off tonight in Temple Bar, and runs until Sunday. Check out what bands you're interested in seeing by visiting the Download Chart - the ultimate 'try before you buy' tool.

On that note, we'll recommend our top tips for the weekend, but don't worry if you're outside The Pale - our usual gig guide is available if you scroll further down the page. Have a good 'un.

HWCH Friday:
Supermodel Twins @ The Button Factory
Fred, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Meeting House Square
Chequerboard, Pocket Promise @ ALT
The Revellions @ The Academy2

HWCH Saturday:

Grand Pocket Orchestra, The Vinny Club, Crayonsmith, Frightened Rabbit @ ALT
The Dagger Lees, The Whisky Works @ The Academy2
Fight Like Apes @ Meeting House Square

HWCH Sunday:

Armoured Bear, We Are the Physics, New Amusement, Sons & Daughters @ Meeting House Square
Robotnik, Heathers @ The Academy2
Hooray for Humans @ ALT
So Cow @ Eamon Doran's



Emmylou Harris @ National Stadium, Dublin (€55)
Boyz II Men @ Tripod (€42.50)
The Constantines @ Whelan's (€13.50)
Ham Sandwich @ The Quays, Galway (€15)
Nickelback @ Odyssey Arena, Belfast (£34)
Republic of Loose @ McHugh's, Drogheda (€23)
Adebisi Shank @ Cleere's, Kilkenny (€10)

Kraftwerk @ Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (€69.50)
Mick Flannery @ The Cherrytree (€20)
Lisa Hannigan @ Tower Records (FREE, 5pm)
Boyz II Men @ Savoy, Cork (€34)
Republic of Loose @ Roisin Dubh, Galway (€20)
The Hothouse Flowers @ Spring & Airbrake (£17.50)

The Sugarhill Gang @ Spiegeltent (€25)
Al Martino w/ 16-piece orchestra @ University Concert Hall, Limerick (€65)
@ Cleere's, Kilkenny (€5)