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28th Sep 2018

A really cool music festival is happening in five Dublin music venues this weekend

Stuck for ideas to keep you entertained tonight and Saturday? Well we have your weekend plans sorted with this cracker of a music festival!

Everyone loves a good gig and this weekend some of Ireland’s freshest musicians will be performing live in five brilliant Dublin venues.

Yes, Hard Working Class Heroes is the innovative music festival that gives you the opportunity to see some of your favourite Irish artists and also discover great new music.

And if you’re working in the music industry, HWCH affords you the chance to network with labels, agents, radio folk and journalists and attend panels which discuss key topics relating to the industry.

The stellar line up for this year’s festival includes acts such as Bad Bones, Tiz McNamara, LAOISE and Cork-born musician and producer, Cian Sweeney, whose project 1000 Beasts is rapidly growing in popularity.

1000 Beasts is a collaborative project that combines Sweeney’s ingenious synth-pop tracks with vocals from a variety of different artists such as X Factor’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy and Janet Grogan. Each track features vocals from a new ‘beast’, hence the clever title.

Most recently the project’s latest tack, ‘Every Line and Curve’, has garnered serious traction, in part due to its impactful video.

Sweeney, who describes the sound of 1000 Beasts as ‘Calvin Harris-meets-Alt J’, has been lauded by the likes of Nialler9, performed live on RTÉ 2fm and has even had one of his tracks, ‘Lord (It’s Ok)’ played on Made In Chelsea, the latter of which he attributes to the HWCH festival.

Speaking exclusively to Her, Cian says that HWCH is ‘such a great opportunity for young Irish acts to make their mark on an international stage’ and says,

‘I was lucky enough to be invited to last year’s festival and that resulted in my music featuring on Made In Chelsea as well as receiving great playlisting on Spotify’s New Music Friday.’

He adds,

‘Plus there’s just countless deadly Irish acts playing across five venues in Dublin all weekend for the public. It’s a win win.’