Last weekend The Hard Working Class Heroes Festival took place over three days, in 6 venues at night and 16 venues during the day.
With a champion lineup in place to keep you gloriously running around from venue to venue, it made me very proud to be part of something that showcased some of the incredible talent that's coming out of Ireland right now. Whether you attended as a punter, volunteer, journalist, panelist, photographer etc it doesn't matter, as anyone I spoke to seemed to bask in the enthusiasm of it all. There were timetable clashes galore, but it's a festival after all and I tried to meet a nice balance of new music (I finally managed to see Enemies - a definite highlight) and familiar (The wonderful Halves, energetic Le Galaxie and loud and brilliant Le Faro) and it paid off nicely.
Also at this years festival I was picked to showcase one of my photo's at the HWCH Photography exhibition which runs in The Workmans Club, Dublin until October 30th, so pop on down if you get a chance as there is some fantastic shots on display from 14 other photographers too.
In between venue hopping and watching bands I managed to take a few shots over the weekend. Some of which you can see below and the full set you can view here.
Congrats to all involved for pulling off such a fantastic weekend!
The Holy Innocents
The Dirty 9s
The Evening Watch
The Cast Of Cheers