Hard Working Class Heroes 2016 is just around the corner and with only weeks to go the convention aspect of the festival has been announced.
HWCH Convention 2016 which will take place at the Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street, Dublin o nOctober 6th, 7th and 8, and will include 1,300 speed sessions and 22 workshops and conversations facilitating exchanges between artists and the music business.
Speaking at this the HWCH 2016 Convention will be:
Adam Ryan New Music Promoter & Festival Programmer, The Great Escape – UK
Aisling O’Riordan Music Promoter, Southern Hospitality Board
Alan Cullivan College Principal, BIMM Dublin
Amanda Petrusich The New Yorker, Pitchfork, New York Times US
Ben Ratliff New York Times and author of Every Song Ever – US
Bernie Divilly International Marketing Consultant
Brendan Canty Co-founder, Feel Good Lost
Bressie The Blizzards
Casper Mills SXSW – US
Cecile Communal ATC Live – UK
Chris Douridas KCRW, Los Angeles – US
Christian Tierney Video maker for James Bay, The Academic, Gavin James
Colm O’Sullivan Programme Director, Today FM
Conor Wilson Co-founder, Mother
David Henry Canadian Music Week – Canada
Dr. Niamh Nic Ghabhann University of Limerick
Elaine Joyce Social Strategy Director, CKSK
Eleanor McGuinness Pitch and Smith
Emily McBride Paste Magazine – US
Emmet Condon Homebeat
Eve Fairley-Chickwe Kobalt – UK
Fachtna O’Ceallaigh Manager, Hare Squead
Sallay Garnett Loah
Grimur Atlason Iceland Airwaves – Iceland
Gary Fortune MondoNYC – US
Harry Martin Director, Domino Records
Hazel Cills MTV News – US
Isla Angus Earth Agency – UK
James Byrne Manager, Girl Band
James Foley Spotify – UK
Jennifer Masset A2IM / Indie Week New York – US
Joe Clarke CWB
Josh Dalton Crack In the Road – UK
Ken Allen Manager, James Vincent McMorrow and Owner, Faction Records
Kieran McGuinness Delorentos
Lauren Down Line OF Best Fit – UK
Lizzie Fitzpatrick Bitch Falcon
Margriet Colenbrander Eurosonic – Netherlands
Mark Meyer International Marketing, Play It Again Sam / Different Recordings – UK
Mark Gartenberg MG Limited – US
Matthew Covey Tamizdat – US
Michael Roe Manager, All Tvvins
MuRli Rusangano Family
Niall Byrne Nialler 9
Phil Udell State.ie / Wordup Music Collective
Rev Moose Marauder – US
Ronan Healy Catapult Events
Ruth Medjber Ruthless Imagery
Sarah Besnard Earth Agency – UK
Seamus Carroll RMG Digital
Sinead Troy Yangaroo / IASCA
Tracy Mann MG Limited – US
Una Molloy Booker / Tour Manager
William Headlam-Wells Believe Recordings – UK
More industry names will take part in the Speed Sessions and their names will be available on hwch.net as they are confirmed. See below for timetables.
Hard Working Class Heroes 2016 Convention Timetable:
HWCH 2016 will include sets from Bitch Falcon , Cult Called Man, Elephant, Fangclub, Maija Sofia, Maria Kelly, Oh Boland, R.S.A.G, SARAMAI, Ailbhe Reddy, Talos, Search Party Animal, Wyvern Lingo, Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring, Exploding Eyes, Naoise Roo, Kid Karate and many more.
The annual Dublin City based festival will return this winter running from Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th in venues such as The Workman’s Club, Wigwam, The Chocolate Factory (Stage 1 & Stage 2) Tengu (Upstairs & Downstairs), The Hub @ Mezz and City Hall.
Tickets on sale now via Dice
Catch 100 emerging acts in venues across the city and learn valuable tips from the leaders of the music industry.
Weekend Tickets €45, Nightly Tickets €20, Individual Venue Tickets €10.
Student tickets are available to purchase from the box office (Film Base, Curved St) on Thurs 6th Oct only, weekend ticket €25, bring photo ID
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