Independence Rock is India's oldest & biggest Rock Music Festival, and has earned the sobriquet - "Woodstock of India". It is essentially the biggest platform for Rock Bands in India and has been the cradle and barometer of the Indian Rock Music scene.

Almost every major Indian Rock act in the last 26 years has been discovered playing here, and every Indian Rock Band that has ever made any impact in India has been discovered at Independence Rock; thus making the festival a Rite of Passage for Indian Rock Acts over the last 24 years.

For over 26 years, Independence Rock has been committed to promoting Independent Music and Artists, and has given them a platform and promoted Indian artists, encouraged them and has matched their stoic perseverance with steadfast confidence in their talent. Today, these artists have found recognition on a national level and their pertinacity has brought them strong following across the nation. Independence Rock is proud to have played a significant role in bringing to prominence almost all of India's renowned rock bands.

Talent discovered at I-Rock include bands have gone ahead to achieve significant recognition in India but on an international level, a few of which are Parikrama, Zero, Pentagram, Parikrama, Motherjane, Them Clones, Demonic Resurrection, Pin Drop Violence, Indus Creed, Agni, Brahma, Gary Lawyer.

According to MTV Iggy, Independence Rock is No. 9 on the list of Top 10 Music Festivals Around the World to check out in 2010, featuring alongside music festivals like Coachella and the Roskilde Festival. (Link)

Times of India, world’s most read English newspaper has gone on to say, "... Independence Rock has been the only event in India that has regularly promoted nationwide rock talent and catered to local rock aficionados."

MTV has gone on record and said, "Independence Rock is by far the Best Local Rock Festival featuring non-international acts in all of Asia."

Channel V says, "India’s Biggest Rock Festival. It always goes house full and is truly the Woodstock of India."

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E18 is one of Network18's latest ventures. It is active in the Experiential Marketing, Brand Activation, Conferences, Seminars, Onground Promotions & Live Entertainment space.

E18 is an organization that is active in the field of Below-The-Line marketing and brand activations. E18 conceptualizes and stages large format events in and around India such as Industry Specific Business Conferences and Seminars, Live Entertainment Events such as Concerts by International Artistes, Bollywood Extravaganzas and Award Nights.

E18 is constantly innovating to differentiate itself from other competing organizations. E18 has ventured into the area of integrated media solutions and turnkey marketing solutions for its clients and gone beyond the area of operation to which other organizations limit themselves. E18 realizes the increasing demand of Live Entertainment in India and is committed to bring India at par with global standards when it comes to Live Entertainment.

E18 owns and operates Independence Rock.

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