Hard Working Class Heroes (sometimes shortened to HWCH) is an Irishmusic festival for emerging bands. It has taken place in Dublin on an annual basis in and around September of each year since 2003. Organised by First Music Contact and Wrong Tape Speed, The Irish Times has referred to it as "an essential must-see/do on Ireland’s music calendar".
^"Hardy line-up for HWCH festival". The Irish Times. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-14. The festival is now established as an essential must-see/do on Ireland’s music calendar, but you’d think that through the years the level of quality acts would be dwindling. Not so, says organiser Angela Dorgan.