music week

IFI Documentary Festival

Hard Working Class Heroes is changing its name and we’re excited to announce that the showcase festival and music conference will now be known as Ireland Music Week. We’re also expanding the festival and conference from three days to five.

While Hard Working Class Heroes carved out a strong, independent and uncompromising identity, Ireland Music Week will build on that ever-growing importance and continue to project a confident and inclusive sense of responsibility for Irish music in an international context.

The key strategic importance of the event will remain – showcasing 50 of the most export-ready emerging Irish talent to the best of our national and international industry.

For artists of all levels, the conference will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world. Additions to this core programming will include a dedicated B2B day to facilitate the needs of the newly formed FMC-founded AIM Ireland, along with other offerings from new strategic partners introducing new audiences for Irish music around Europe, as well as more networking and masterclasses to be announced closer to the dates.