5 reasons to attend the ‘Harley Rock Riders Season VI’


By Jigar Ganatra

Harley Rock Riders, an annual music property of Harley-Davidson India celebrates and supports independent music in the country and welcomes enthusiasts seeking a taste of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle. Launched in 2010, this festival brings rock music and motorcycle lovers together, both bound by their burning desire for self-expression. The festival also features a contest for up-and-coming bands from around the country and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent.

After tasting success from the previous five seasons, Harley Rock Riders, the iconic rock music festival is back with an interesting line-up of some of the best artists from Indian rock, headlined by the legendary American Thrash metal band - Megadeth and the Jamaican Reggae band – The Wailers.

Indiantelevision.com’s Exec Life lists five reasons why every Indie fan needs to attend this festival:


• The headliner is worth it

Fans at the festival this year will get to enjoy and groove to the best of Rock & Reggae with American and Jamaican music legends – Megadeth, a pioneer in the thrash metal scene in the world and The Wailers, who tour extensively and have performed at more than 200 gigs. This will be the first time that these bands will hit the music stage in Mumbai.


• Get set to watch the creativity of  the ‘Champions of Custom’

This year five of the top independent bike builders of the country come together with brilliant sculptures in motion. The ‘Champions of Custom’ will showcase their creativity and talent with their customised Harley-Davidson motorcycles and will be judged by renowned names associated with Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This will also be your chance to learn about the true origins of rock in India. 

• Pump your heart with the ‘Harley’ roar

The roar of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is enough to get any motorcycle lover’s heart pumping. This year, bikers will be able to enjoy the first-hand experience of sitting atop a roaring Harley-Davidson motorcycle through the Harley-Davidson jumpstart at the venue. Bikers can also witness a spectacle of hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners riding in to the exclusive Harley parking zone near the Main Stage. 

• Watch rock come alive on 3 stages!

The culture of Harley-Davidson has been synonymous with rock music since its inception. This year Harley-Davidson is taking it up a notch with three live stages, more than 20 Indian bands and exceptional homegrown talent participating in the ‘Find your Freedom’ contest. Some of the bands taking up the stage include Scribe, Bhayanak Maut, Indus Creed, Superfuzz, Demonic Resurrection and The Lightyears Explode.

• Explore the Harley lifestyle with Harley-Davidson merchandise

It’s not just about riding the Harley. It’s about the attitude too. Festival goers at the Harley Rock Riders Season VI will get a chance to be a part of the multi-faced Harley lifestyle and shop the exclusive Harley-Davidson merchandise. Fans can also view and purchase the recently launched Black Label Fall 2015 Collection at the venue. Further, Harley lovers can also sign-up for a unique opportunity to familiarise with one of the most iconic brands in the world, at the Harley-Davidson Boot camp.

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