Hard Working Class Heroes 2018 will descend upon Dublin City this weekend featuring a host of Ireland’s rising new artists. TLMT has delved deep into this year’s line-up and come up with its HWCH 2018 guide and Spotify playlist.
New Pagans – The Workman’s Club @ 8PM
Belfast-based alt-rockers New Pagans will be the perfect way to kick off a weekend at Hard Working Class Heroes 2018.
Ódú – Yamamori Tengu @ 9.15PM
On the heel’s of her latest single ‘Roots’, synth-pop artist Ódú will make her HWCH debut.
Bicurious – The Workman’s Club @ 9.30PM
Hard hitting, instrumental duo with an all-encompassing live sound to match.
Rosa Nutty – Doyles @ 9.45PM
Rising singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty returns to Hard Working Class Heroes with an intimate set in Doyles this Friday night.
Thumper – The Workman’s Club @ 10.15PM
Thumper stole the show for many at last year’s event, the noise band returns to the scene of the crime with a slot at the Workman’s Club.
Bad Bones – Tramline @ 10.15PM
One of Ireland’s most unique electronic artists in both the live and studio realms, Bad Bones could very well be the highlight of HWCH 2018.
Maria Kelly – Doyles @ 10.30PM
Maria Kelly’s latest single ‘June’, released last Friday, has once again marked the songwriter out as one of our most exciting artists. Don’t miss your chance to see Kelly play an intimate set in Doyles.
Pillow Queens – The Workman’s Club @ 11PM
If recent shows and festival appearances are anything to go by Pillow Queens set at Hard Working Class Heroes 2018 may be a pivotal point for the band.
ROE – Yamamori Tengu @ 11PM
ROE’s singular blend of pop and electronic music has undoubtedly made her a breakthrough artist in 2018.
AE Mak – The Grand Social @ 11.15PM
AE Mak’s have undergone a transformation of late, one that was first unveiled at last year’s HWCH and was shown more clearly on ‘Love Flush’.
Just Mustard – The Workman’s Club @ 8PM
Loud, cacophonous and engrossing, Just Mustard’s live sound is not for the faint of heart.
Joshua Burnside – The Grand Social @ 8.15PM
Critically acclaimed Joshua Burnside will make his presence felt with a Saturday slot at Hard Working Class Heroes 2018.
Chanele McGuinness – Doyles @ 9PM
With the intimate setting of Doyles been added to the Hard Working Class Heroes venue line-up this year, the atmospheric folk sound of Chanele McGuinness will be the perfect fit.
Jack O’Rourke – Doyles @ 9.45PM
Baroque-pop artist Jack O’Rourke’s latest track ‘Myth’ provides a bombastic, tense aura of his music. Catch him Saturday night at HWCH 2018.
Laoise – Tramline @ 10.15PM
‘Again’ is TLMT’s song of the week, Laoise’s set in Tramline could very well provide the stand-out moment of this year’s festival.
Beauty Sleep – The Grand Social @ 10.30PM
Dreamy pop sounds on Saturday at the Grand Social with TLMT favorites Beauty Sleep.
Molly Sterling – The Grand Social @ 11.15PM
With her latest output portraying a deeper, more textural edge to her music and recent live performances to match, Molly Sterling will bring her own take on the alt-pop genre to the Hard Working Class Heroes 2018.
I Have A Tribe – The Grand Social @ Midnight
I Have A Tribe will close HWCH 2018 with what will be sure to be a captivating performance.
Hard Working Class Heroes 2018 will take place in venues across Dublin (the Workmans Club, Tengu, Tramline, Doyle’s and the Grand Social) from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September for more information visit hwch.net. See HWCH 2018 full stage times below.