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Hard Working Class Heroes – the class of 2011

The following acts will be playing this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival: Airstrip One / Alarmist / Amidships / Autumn Owls / Bantum / Bats / Beyond Olden Acre / Biggles Flys Again / Bitches With Wolves / Carried …

Mon, Aug 8, 2011, 18:25

   

The following acts will be playing this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival:

Airstrip One / Alarmist / Amidships / Autumn Owls / Bantum / Bats / Beyond Olden Acre / Biggles Flys Again / Bitches With Wolves / Carried By Waves / Cars Love Girls / Cat Dowling / Cfit / Charles Hurts / Cloud Castle Lake / Clubfoot / Come On Live Long / Conor Walsh / Daithi / Datadrip / Deaf Joe / Drunken Boat / Elaine Mai / EleventyFour / Empty Trees / Fallen Rule / Freezer Room / Funeral Suits / Futures Apart / Ghost Estates / Ginnels / Ginola / Go Panda Go / Goatboy / Grand Pocket Orchestra / Groom / Hello Moon / Henrietta Game / House of Dolls / Howlin’Dowlin / Junior 85 / Karrie / Kid Karate / Land Lovers / Last Days of 1984 / Le Galaxie / Leaflog / Little xs For Eyes / Lorem Ipsum / Low Sea / Luasa / Mackerel The Cat / Mail Order Messiahs / Miracle Bell / More Than Conquerors / More Tiny Giants / Morning Claws / Moscow Metro / Moths / Nanobot / No Monster Club / Overhead, The Albatross / Owensie / Pearse McGloughlin / People On Holiday / Red Queen Contest / Ross Breen and the Kanootzens / Seeping Into Cinemas / Simon Bird / Sleep Thieves / Sounds of System Breakdown / Spies / Squarehead / Superblondes / Tenaka / The Casanova Wave / The Crayon Set/ The Danger Is / The Debutantes / The Depravations/ The Dirty 9s / The Dying Seconds/ The Followers Of Otis / The Gorgeous Colours / The Holy Roman Army / The Infomatics / The Kanyu Tree / The Violet Roadkills / Tieranniesaur / Time The Revolator / Toby Kaar / Turning Down Sex / Water Cycle / We Are Losers / We Cut Corners / Windings / Yeh Deadlies / Youth Mass / Zealots / Zombie Computer

Something for all the family: a nice blend of acts you know, acts you’ve read about here, acts who’ve played HWCH before and acts you (and I) have never heard of. You can do your pre-HWCH homework on the bands here.

Unasked for advice for bands who didn’t make the cut and are pissed off about this: as we suggested last year and the year before, put on a fringe event. Less fuming, more do-ing please. Better to try to organise your own event than spend tonight (and tomorrow night) griping at your girlfriend/boyfriend/band-mates/ma/da/brother/ sister/workmates.

The small print: HWCH 2011 takes place in Dublin city-centre venues the Button Factory, Workman’s Club, Grand Social, The Mercantile, Twisted Pepper and Shebeen Chic from October 6 to 8. A weekend ticket is €45 and a night ticket is €20 (both prices plus fees).