by Dylan Goodman

Ireland’s annual showcase festival, the Hard Working Class Heroes festival, is calling to all of Ireland’s musicians, bands, and singer-songwriters for their chance to take part in this showcase taking place a variety of venues across Dublin.

The festival has given a number of successful Irish acts their big break including last years entrants Hare Squead, who have since signed to Columbia Records, Saint Sister, who were added to BBC introducing Glastonbury line-up and Rusangano Family, who were penned by Pitchfork as the “new era in Irish hip-hop”.

Since the inaugural HWCH in 2003, many of Ireland’s current success stories have been showcased, including Villagers, Hozier, Coronas, Fight Like Apes and The Strypes.

All in all, 10,000 Irish music fans and industry come to Dublin to experience all the festival has to offer, over the course of a single October weekend. Early bird tickets are available now and until the 10th of August, for €35. Hard Working Class Heroes 2016 runs from the 6-8th of October.