Rock on with EsselWorld! Launches EsselWorld Rock in association with Independence Rock

 Mumbai, September 14, 2016: Striking a chord with the popular rock n roll genre of music and in its bid to encourage the rock band culture in India, EsselWorld, the country’s most popular and largest amusement park, has associated with the much acclaimed Independence Rock to launch a rock band competition - EsselWorld Rock. Much to the delight of the aficionados of rock music, the concert will be held at the EsselWorld premises on September 24, 2016, where spectators will be treated with original music being played by some of the fresh talents from different parts of India. 

Rock on with EsselWorld! Launches EsselWorld Rock in association with Independence Rock

Calling for entries from rock bands across the country to register with their original song by September 12, 2016, EsselWolrd has announced 4 bands will be shortlisted who will perform their gigs at EsselWorld Rock. Adjudging the contestants will be none other than the Independence Rock Committee with some renowned musicians of the industry. 

The winner of the concert will also get an opportunity which every rock band in the country dreams for; a wild card entry to perform at the Independence Rock GRAND FINALE 2016 on October 1, 2016, alongside some of the most distinguished global and Indian rock bands [names of some of the bands]. As an additional token of appreciation, EsselWorld will also allow the winning band to perform the opening act at India's largest open-air bash at EsselWorld - The BigNite on 31st December, 2016.

Commenting on this launch Mr. Shirish Deshpande, CEO, EsselWorld & Water Kingdom said “We are extremely happy to associate with the prestigious Independence Rock. EsselWorld Rock presents music lovers with a unique opportunity to enjoy a scintillating day of original rock music and at the same time experience the ambience of an amusement park.”

“Through EsselWorld Rock we aim to promote rock band music and present music lovers with fresh talent and original music. With the esteem judging panel, we are hopeful to bring out the best talent which will take Indian music the longest distance.” He added.

Independence Rock, India's oldest and biggest Rock Music Festival, is also credited with setting the platforms for many younger bands which have gone ahead to become big names such as Parikrama, Zero, Pentagram, Motherjane. This year’s finale will be judged by celebrated musicians Farhad Wadia and Shridhar.

For registering their band, participants need to upload one original song / video link, band name, email id and contact number . For further details, participants can log on to

About Pan India Paryatan Pvt Ltd

Pan India Paryatan Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of USD 6 billion Essel Group, is the holding company of EsselWorld, the largest amusement park in the country and Water Kingdom, one of the largest Theme Water Parks in Asia. The twin parks have set a new benchmark in the Indian amusement park industry by entertaining more than 22 million visitors over the past 26 years. The Group’s mission is to redefine the traditional means of entertainment and above all meet the fast changing consumer needs for active entertainment.

About EsselWorld

EsselWorld is a refreshing gateway to a whole new world of excitement and fun for families and friends with its plethora of rides catering to all age groups. It has total number of 59 attractions spread over 42 acres of thrill and excitement. Some of the special attractions at EsselWorld are Aqua Dive, Enterprise, INS Prabal The Killer (Indian Navy war ship), Arctic Circle (Ice-Skating Rink) among others.

About Water Kingdom

Water Kingdom offers over 33 attractions spread across 22 acres of clean fun with 90 lakh liters of water. Some of its prime attractions are the world’s largest Wave Pool which is spread across 100 meters with cool blue water and lush gardens,  India’s Largest Aqua play pool – Lagoon, What-A-Coaster, Drifting River, Mamma Miya among others.