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Class of 2015: this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes line-up

The annual showcase of new Irish music sets out its stall for the autumn

Rusangano Family make the cut for HWCH 2015. Photo: Colm Moore http://www.colmmoore.com

Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 09:58

   

Here are the acts who’ll be playing this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival in various Dublin venues from October 1 to 3. Your new favourite band or even TheNewHozier (TM) may well be on this list.

13
Acrobat
AikJ
(think a lot of folks are going to dig what this dude has to offer)
Ailbhe Reddy
Anderson
(looking forward to hearing his debut album “Patterns” due in September)
Arborist
Atlas Moon
Bad Sea
Bagels
Basciville
(recent OTR new music pick)
Benihana
Bitch Falcon
Buffalo Sunn
Buffalo Woman
Callum Orr
Carriages
Cfit
Color//Sound
Comrade Hat
Corner Boy
Darling
Dear Desert
discopunks
DVO Marvell
Elastic Sleep
Electro Sensitive Behaviour Feat. Perry Blake
Elephant
Elm
Everything Shook
EXPLODING EYES
Fergal O’Connor
Florence Olivier
Frankenstein Bolts
Half Of Me
Hare Squead
(one of last year’s surprise big hits return for another close-up)
HAWK
Heroes in Hiding
Hot Cops
I Have A Tribe
Inni-K
Jennifer Evans
(looking forward to hearing new tunes from this quarter post debut album)
Johnny Stewart
Joni
Katie Laffan
Kobina
Lie Ins
Lilla Vargen
LORIS
Maija Sofia
Maud in Cahoots
Me Auld Flower
Mere Moths
Miles Graham
MKAI
Mongoose
moossmann
My Tribe Your Tribe
Neon Atlas
New Pope
New Valley Wolves
Nocturnes
Not Monsters
Oh Boland
Old Hannah
PALE RIVERS
Participant
Patrick Freeman
Pine ¶he Pilcrow
Pleasure Beach
(OTR new music profile here)
PLUTONIC DUST
PolyGlove
PORTS
Pranks
ProFound
Róisín O
Rusangano Family
(always a pleasure to encounter these head-the-balls)
Ryan O’Shaughnessy
S I S T E R S
Saint Sister
(OTR new music profile from the other week)
Sample Answer
Samyel
Silences
Slow Skies
SlowPlace LikeHome
Staring At Lakes
STAY GOLD
Strength
Swimmers
Talos
(based on some recent new tunes, Eoin French and co could be one of the weekend’s big hits)
TELL NO FOXX
The Altered Hours
The Fontaines
The Journals
The Man Whom
The Soft Look
Third Smoke
This Other Kingdom
Tiz McNamara
We Raise Bears
We, the Oceanographers

See Breaking Tunes for profiles of all the above acts.

Tickets are now on sale with weekend passes for €45 (plus fees) and per-night tickets €20 (plus fees) a pop. You can also buy tickets for each individual venue – and this year’s venues are The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Academy, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social and Hangar – per night and these will be €10 each on the door.