HWCH 2016 | Convention speakers & timetable

HWCH 2016


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                                 / 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
Wyvern Lingo

More industry names will take part in the Speed Sessions and their names will be available on 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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