Hard Working Class Heroes 2017 | Conference Schedule Announced

September 12, 2017

HWCH Conference 2017 in association with Culture Ireland, with support from Dublin City Council Local Enterprise Office and IMRO

Keynote interviews with Richard Jones, John Seabrook, Geoff Travis & Ian Wilson.

Hard Working Class Heroes announce details of HWCH Conference 2017 which takes place at the Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street, Dublin on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September. This will be Ireland’s largest gathering of bookers, labels, managers, music supervisors, radio folk and journalists from around the world and here at home.

On Thursday 28th September, the opening night, a targeted networking social event will take place in the Chocolate Factory where all the international delegates will have the chance to meet with their Irish counterparts and artists attending the HWCH conference. Jim Carroll will host the keynote interviews with Richard Jones and John Seabrook on the night. (Tickets to the conference are priced €25.00 with free admission to all musicians with a Breaking Tunes profile).

The live showcases comprising of 50 bands from diverse genres will take place over two nights, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September.

C O N F E R E N C E   S C H E D U L E


Keynote interview with RICHARD JONES, Key Music Management
Keynote interview with JOHN SEABROOK, The New Yorker


MAIN ROOM moderated by Jim Carroll

2pm – The Artists Talk Back
3pm – The Dream Team
4pm – Syncadelica – Everything you need to know about Sync
5pm Keynote interview with GEOFF TRAVIS, Rough Trade Records


11am – How To Network
12pm – The Sync Masterclass
2pm – Management Masterclass
4pm – The How and Why of Radio


MAIN ROOM moderated by Jim Carroll

2pm –  Touts Out!
3pm – Festivals with a Difference
4pm – Keynote interview with IAN WILSON, RTE Radio
5pm –  The Money Trail


11am – Where does music journalism exist in 2017?
12pm  – Big Out Foreign
2pm – On the Road 1
3pm – PR, All Kinds of Everything
4pm – On the Road 2

HWCH annually brings Ireland to the world and the world to Ireland over one weekend. The weekend will see a mixture of workshops, discussions and panels which are growing in importance year on year for artists across all levels to meet with people one-to-one who can make a difference.

HWCH17 Venues | The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social, Tramline, The Underground and The Tara Building.

Tickets (incl charges) via Eventbrite on sale now:
Conference & weekend live €55.00 / Weekend live €35.00 / Conference €25.00
Nightly live €25.00 / Single venue €12.00


Festival box office – 9 Wellington Quay, next door to the Workman’s Club.


HWCH is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Failte Ireland/Tourism Ireland & IMRO


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