Returning from 6-8 October Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the line-up for HWCH 2016. HWCH made the annual call for bands to apply in June, with nearly 700 bands applying via First Music Contact’s platform Breaking Tunes and 100 bands chosen by Irish and international music industry professionals.
Other news coming from HWCH HQ is he inaugural Conor Walsh Memorial Bursary. In March 2016, alumni and friend of the festival, Conor Walsh from Mayo, died suddenly. At HWCH this year we will ask all 100 bands participating to vote for the act who most embodies Conor’s talent and bravery among their number. That act will be awarded €2,500 toward a recording or tour bill.
Since the 2015 showcase, several Irish bands have made significant career progress such as; 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 taste makers Pitchfork.
The line-up for the festival is as diverse as ever, as you can see below.
A.S. Fanning / Adultrock / AikJ / Ailbhe Reddy / Alana Henderson / BARQ/ Basciville / Beach / Birds of Olympus / Bitch Falcon / Black Wing Bird /BlueMusic / Brian Casey / Buffalo Woman / Callum Stewart / Chris Kabs /Clarence & The Winters / Comrade Hat / Cormac O Caoimh / Craig Gallagher / Cult Called Man / Dammy Ari / Damola / Daniel McDermott /Davina and the Messengers / ELE / Elephant / Ella Naseeb / Elm / Eoin Dolan / Erica-Cody / Evvol / Exiles / EXPLODING EYES / Fangclub /Fontaines / Galants / Ger Fox Sailing / HAIL THE GHOST / Half Of Me /handsome eric / Harbouring Oceans / HAWK / Hiva Oa / JAFARIS / Jealous of the Birds / Junk Drawer / Kid Karate / Le Boom / Loah / Maija Sofia / Maria Kelly / Miles Graham / moossmann / Naoise Roo / New Pope/ New Portals / New Valley Wolves / Nocturnes / Oh Boland / Oh Joy /Orchid Collective / Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring / Paddy Mulcahy /PALE RIVERS / Participant / Patrick Freeman / Paul Creane / Peppy / Petty Youth / R.S.A.G. / Rocstrong / Rosie Carney / Rusangano Family / Samyel /SARAMAI / Search Party Animal / Slow Riot / Soule / Stephen Robinson /Strength / Super Silly / swords / Tablets / Talos / Tara Lee / Tebi Rex / The Blizzards / The Ocelots / The Shaker Hymn / Tiz McNamara / TOUTS /Train Room / Tuath / Video Blue / Vulpynes / Wake America / Wastefellow/ We, the Oceanographers / whenyoung / Whim / WOLFF / Wyvern Lingo /Yonen / Young Earth
Tickets on sale now via Dice and the Dice App, with prices for Weekend Tickets €45.00, Nightly Tickets €20, Individual Venue Tickets €10