20 Must see acts at Hard Working Class Heroes 2014

Hard Working Class Heroes

Buffalo Sunn – Grand Social: Friday, October 3rd (9.30pm)
Fresh from their simply breath-taking performance at the Sugar Club last week, indie-rock outfit Buffalo Sunn will bring their full-bodied sound to the Grand Social for the Hard Working Class Heroes festival. The band’s album By The Ocean By The Sea.

I Have A Tribe – Button Factory: Friday, October 3rd (10pm)
One of the country’s most evocative songwriter’s, I Have A Tribe made a captivating debut with his E.P. Yellow Raincoats this year. An artist I caught at last year’s HWCH in the same venue this performance will be a must for all festival goers.

Elastic Sleep – Mercantile: Friday, October 3rd (10.40pm)
An act that first came to my attention with a festival stealing performance at HWCH 2013, Elastic Sleep return to the event this year following a stand-out year that included the release of their brilliant E.P. Leave You.

Little Xs For Eyes – Grand Social: Friday, October 3rd (10.50pm)
Little Xs For Eyes made their return with the future indie-pop gem ‘Love Gets Lost’ this month, fresh off the back of the single’s release the six-piece will play the Grand Social on the Friday of HWCH 2014.

Dott – Bad Bob’s: Friday, October 3rd (11.20pm)
Galway garage-pop band Dott return to Dublin for Hard Working Class Heroes with a show in Bad Bob’s on Friday night. The group’s recent album Swoon was a superb affirmation of the group’s ability to meld the garage and indie-pop genres, featuring the tracks ‘Small Pony” and ‘Rain Day”.

Red Queen Contest – Bad Bob’s: Saturday, October 4th (8pm)
Alternative-rock four-piece Red Queen Contest take part in this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival with a set in Bad Bob’s. The band’s self-titled debut has spawned several stand-out tracks including ‘Eiderdown’ & ‘One and the Same’.

Deaf Joe – Button Factory: Saturday, October 4th (8.40pm)
An immensely individualistic solo artist Deaf Joe’s sophomore L.P. From the Heights of a Dream was  a highlight of 2014. Mood driven and atmospheric, the musician’s sound and approach brings an added stylistic dimension to the HWCH festival.

Elaine Mai – Meeting House Square: Saturday, October 4th (9.40pm)
Electro producer Elaine Mai is a musician on the ascendancy of late. Working in a myriad of genres and mediums Mai’s remixes, recent E.P. EDC and live performances have singled the artist out as bright prospect for the future.

Cloud Castle Lake – Button Factory: Saturday, October 4th (10pm)
Making a palpable impact with their debut record Dandelion Dublin alternative-music trio Cloud Castle Lake are one of the Irish music scene’s most exciting new acts. Their appearance at HWCH this year will be sure to be a singular experience.

Fight Like Apes – Meeting House Square: Saturday, October 4th (11.10pm)
Electro-pop act Fight Like Apes will headline the Meeting House Square stage on the final day of Hard Working Class Heroes 2014. Following the group’s vibrant return E.P. Whigfield Sextape was a welcome comeback from the band and featured one of the year’s most memorable tracks ‘Crouching Bees’.

The full timetable and venue schedule for Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 is now up on their official website here.

Tickets are available at and are priced at (Weekend Tickets) €45.00 + fees,(Nightly Tickets) €20 + fees. For more information on the festival visit

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