Details have been announced of this year's Hard Working Class Heroes independent music festival, which will showcase unsigned Irish bands in Dublin in September.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will run from 28 to 30 September in its new venue at the Pod Complex.

Close to 100 bands will perform over the course of the three-day event, with an international photography exhibition, mentor sessions with music professionals and a Scandinavian music showcase also part of the festival programme.

Applications are now being sought for bands who wish to play the festival. To apply, and for more details, visit www.hwch.net.

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