India Bike Week – the largest festival of bikes, bikers and music in India’s history. 26 Live Bands & DJ’s, 3 Concert Stages, 100+ amazing Bikes, 16 Cage Fighters, the Cigar & Whiskey Club & Howling Dog Bar, Biker Build Off, Flea Markets, 2 Race Tracks, Stunt Zones and the Vintage Bike Concours. 8,000 Bike & Festival fans will hit 7 acres of bikes, music and mayhem in Vagator beach on the 2nd & 3rd Feb 2013.
India Bike Week is all about the man & the machines. More importantly, it’s the heart and soul of real bikers – sipping chai and riding the highway – running the show. This is the way of the Brotherhood. India Bike Week is the true Biker’s Festival. So what’s more.
MUSIC: India Bike Week is India’s first and largest festival for bikers where biking and music aficionados will converge all over the country. So you can ride to the beat and groove to the music of the festival. Here Indian dub lovers will be treated to an act by Gentlemen’s Dub Club, the nine-strong band that has ranked top 10 in UK Reggae iTunes charts for weeks with their EP Open Your Eyes. The super tight Leeds gang blend ska, dubstep, dub and roots, and have gained notoriety for being one the liveliest, most invigorating bands in the UK.
With a full live band including a crisp horn section beaming out classic reggae lines, seriously heavy bass and the funkiest rhythm section around, their live show is nothing short of spectacular.
Gentleman’s Dub Club have toured extensively, supporting a number of established artists such as Madness, Roots Manuva, The Streets, The Wailers and Finlay Quaye. The guys have been getting plenty of love from the festival circuit, having played numerous events including Latitude, Glastonbury, Bestival, V, Secret Garden Party, plus the biggest bass-music festival in the world — Outlook in Croatia.
Percussion and synth player Niall Lavelle says, “As much as we like playing the big festival stages, our roots are in the club. It’s hard to beat connection you get with the audience from some of these places. I can’t wait to get out there and test the new material at the festival, alongside some of the classics.”
Gentleman’s Dub Club sticksman Tommy Evans is also the drummer for the hugely acclaimed live dubstep band Submotion Orchestra. Bassist Toby Davies records as the hotly-tipped producer Planas.
The lads have been working hard on new material with an album planned for 2013, but in the meantime they are itching to get back out on the road with the first India Bike Week, which is being touted as the greatest congregation of bikers in India’s history. Other acts slated to perform at the three dedicated stages include Mumbai rockers Pentagram, The Other People, Lou Majaw (known as the Bob Dylan of Northeast India), Bombay Basement, DJ Anish Sood, multi-instrumentalist Dualist Inquiry, New Delhi-based electronic artiste Nucleya and indie rock band Indigo Children.
FIGHT CLUB: How about some mixed martial arts action at the Full Contact Championship? Try your hand at the arm wrestling table. Or work those muscles out at Muscle Beach Gym.
BIKER BUILD OFF: For the first time in India, 3 motorcycle builders will go head to head and create motorcycle marvels in the India Bike Week Biker Build-Off. From increasing engine bores to crafting tear drop tanks, these builders will do what it takes to prove their skills in motorcycle building.
EXHIBITORS ZONE: IBW offers your brand a unique lifestyle and B2B platform to showcase your products and services to a receptive audience, forge new relationships with customers and other business owners, identify and recruit new distributors, and even launch new products and services.
HONOUR ROLL: Indian Biking carries an rich yet unsung heritage. There are many heroes of Indian biking that we want to highlight and emphasize. These legends of Indian Biking are the IBW HONOUR ROLL. We honour them here…
REFUEL ZONE: Everybody loves food and drinks! Indulge your taste buds at the Cigar and Whisky Club, The Dhaba, Beer garden and The Howling Dog bar. Warning: you will never leave.
MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY ZONE: Eyeball some of the most amazing motorcycles from across the world. This includes the Rewaco Trike, the Enfield’s V-twin, the Side-car , the Supercharged Royal, the 1954 Royal, the 1958 Matchless, 1948 Triumph, BSA Goldenflash (AJS backup), BSA M20, Matchless 350 Air Force edition, Military Triump, 52 Lambretta D & Vespa 54 Douglas, 50cc Motto GuzziNortan, BSA M20 Side car, Triumph Girder Suspension, 1942 Triumph 350, 1948 Single – Rigid BSA,1938 James, Norman, TVS RTR 250 FX, and the Yamaha WR 450 among many other Custom class, Vintage class, Championship class, Speedway class and Purpose-Built class.
TRACK SIDE: A space for consumers to try out the best of India’s superbikes, live and on-road. Ride around the Test Zone to get a feel of these phenomenal bikes.If you’re up for it, you test your skills at the IBW Racetrack and Polaris Trail.
WITH THE COYOTE GIRLS: Bike Connoisseurs can watch rare bike documentaries, films and footages at the Big Trip Cinema. And the adventurous ones can live it up at the Coyote Ugly Cocktail Bar. The smart ones will do both.
PIMP MY BIKE ZONE: No matter what kind of ride you roll in, there’s always room for improvement at the Custom Shop. Bling it or grunge it at the Patch Tailoring and Decals. Airbrush your fantasies onto metal or your helmet, or do a retro pinstripe job on your banger at the Bike Detailing. End with a Bikini Bike Wash…
THE BIKER FLEA MARKET AND FUN STUFF: Buy, swap, sell — from frames to fenders, “go fast” parts, chrome pipes, bags, badges, bars, bells, GaneshaDesigns by 2 Chai Productions, Hi-class Leather, Bike Basix, Say it Loud and much more at The Biker Flea Market. Take a break from frenzied haggling at The Massage Parlour, or get inked and make the right impression at the Biker Vanity or Tattoo and Hair Salon.
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