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Phuket Bike Week targets B1bn for Songkran fest

PHUKET: The annual Phuket Bike Week extravaganza is set to return to Phuket from April 8-16, with organisers anticipating more than 10,000 bikes and more than 50,000 people from more than 30 countries arriving on the island to take part.


By The Phuket News

Tuesday 1 March 2016, 10:21AM


In total, organisers expect the annual bike fest to generate B1 billion baht for the local economy.

Phuket Bike Week, held annually in sync with the Thai New Year, or Songkran water festival, this year is celebrating 22 years of welcoming motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world, with this year’s Phuket Bike Week being held under the event theme “Legend of riding tourism in the Asean region”.

The 2016 edition of the event will be held in two parts, with the opening days celebrated at the event’s traditional stomping ground of Loma Park in Patong from April 8-10.

The closing days of the event will be held at "Anuphas courtyard" near Phang Nga Rd in Phuket Town on April 15 and 16.

Phuket’s “biggest show on two wheels” this year will feature its usual crowd-pleaser spectacles, including displays of classic motorcycles by collectors and impressive new motorcycles by leading motorcycle companies.

There will also be the popular custom motorcycle contest, the Miss Phuket Bike Week contest and live music concerts.

On the social awareness trail, the event will include activities to promote safe driving and the reduction in global warming, and displays by leading artists in Thailand, product exhibitions of decorative accessories and motorcycle apparel.

Entry is free to all events at Patong Beach.

Regular tickets for events in Phuket Town cost B300, includes wristband entry and two drinks.

VIP tickets to the event cost B1,500 and include entry to all events and venues, including the Grand Dinner, as we as a T-shirt, bandana, pin, patch, sticker, Ride Thailand Magazine, key chain, wristband entry every day, every site.

 

EVENT PROGRAM

 

PATONG BEACH, APRIL 8-10

 

DAY 1: FRIDAY, APRIL 8

15.00 – 24.00 Motorcycle Festival

16.30 – 18.00 Live music by rock band from Malaysia “Backyard”

18.00 – 19.30 Live music by rock band from “Hard Rock Café Phuket”

19.30 – 20.00 Cowboys & Indians show

20.00 – 21.30 Live music by rock band from Malaysia “Backyard”

21.30 – 00.30 Music Festival & Beach Party

 

DAY 2: SATURDAY, APRIL 9

15.00 – 24.00 Custom bike competition & Motorcycle festival

16.00 – 17.30 Live music by rock band from Malaysia “Backyard”

16.30 – 18.00 Riding convoy around Patong

(Meeting point – at Soi Haad Patong, opposite Loma Park)

17.30 – 18.30 Live music by rock band from “Hard Rock Café”

18.30 – 19.00 Show from Miss PBW2016 contestants

19.00 – 21.00 Opening ceremony “PBW 2016” by Mayor of Patong. Presenting the token of appreciation to special guests and International Bike clubs’ presidents.

19.00 – 22.00 VIP Grand Dinner (at event main stage area)

21.30 – 23.30 Live Music from Pong Hin-lek-fai Bands & Beach Party

23.30 – 00.30 Live Music from Rock band & Beach Party

Thailand Property Awards - Asia Property Awards

 

DAY 3: SUNDAY, APRIL 10

12.00 – 24.00 Motorcycle Festival

16.00 – 18.00 Live music by rock band from Malaysia “Backyard”

18.00 – 19.30 Live music by rock band from “Hard Rock Café”

19.30 – 20.00 Miss Phuket Bike Week 2016 Contest. (Final round)

20.00 – 21.00 Thank you party hosted by Phuket Bike Week Association

20.30 – 22.00 Live music by rock band from Malaysia “Backyard”

20.30 – 22.00 Event organizer present the token of appreciation to bike clubs

22.00 – 00.30 Music Festival & Beach Party

 

Wednesday, April 13 Water festival (Thailand New year)

 

PHUKET TOWN: April 15-16

 

DAY 4: FRIDAY, APRIL 15

13.00 - 24.00 Motorcycle Festival

14.00 - 17.00 Safe riding demonstration

17.30 - 20.30 Live music

20.30 - 21.00 Welcome speech by President of Phuket Bike Week Association

21.00 - 24.00 Music Festival & Live Bands

 

DAY 5: SATURDAY, APRIL 16

13.00 - 15.00 Motorcycle Festival, Gymkhana and Stunt show

16.00 - 18.00 Convoy around Phuket Old Town - Promthep Cape

17.30 - 19.30 Live music

19.30 - 20.00 Show from Miss Phuket Bike Week 2016 Winner & finalists

20.00 - 21.00 Opening Ceremony and speech from Phuket Governor and Mayor of Phuket Town. Presenting the token of appreciation to Bike clubs’ presidents.

21.00 – 24.00 Music Festival and Live concert

 

The event, organised by the Phuket Bike Week Association, is supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Provincial Administration Organization, Patong Municipality, and held in cooperation with Ride Thailand Magazine.

 

Class Act Media is a proud sponsor of Phuket Bike Week.

 

 

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