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In celebration of the 110th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company, popular English pop group Mike and the Mechanics will be performing in South Africa in August.
The Harley on Safari, which takes place every five years, is expected to pull in more than 800 Harley-Davidson riders from around the world.

Mike and The Mechanics will be touring the country with shows planned at Sun City, Carnival City and the Grand West in Cape Town on August 17, 18 and 19.

The six-member band, made up of Mike Rutherford, Tim Howar, Andrew Roachford, Anthony Drennan, Luke Juby and Gary Wallis, will also visit primary schools to raise awareness on the importance of reading in partnership with the M-Net Cares initiative. Known for their hit singles “The Living Years”, “All I Need Is a Miracle” and “Word of Mouth”, they will be accompanied by a well-known Scottish band, The Bogus Brothers.

Harley’s Michael Carney said: “Owning and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a unique experience and lifestyle that unites people from all walks of life.

“As a brand we have been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for 110 years and increasing numbers of women are riding their own motorcycles. Harley on Safari is proud to be aligned with women’s and children’s charities – this will be a true celebration of Women’s Month in August.”

M-Net’s Koo Govender said: “To have an international, well-renowned act like Mike and the Mechanics come to our country, not only to perform for their fans, but give back to our children and help raise awareness on the importance of reading, is a great privilege as we are heavily invested in education.

“We as M-Net Cares have the M-Net Naledi children’s literacy project – a 12-week reading campaign for primary school children, who will benefit greatly from the books that will be collected from the various concert venues where Mike and the Mechanics will perform.”

The 2013 Harley on Safari will feature outrides to local communities, a golf tournament, a custom bike show, demo rides, an exhibition centre and the 30th anniversary party.

The final event will be held on August 17 where a custom Harley-Davidson bike will be given away to a lucky winner, thereafter Mike and The Mechanics will perform.

Day passes will be available from Computicket.

© The New Age, by Zwelakhe Shangase

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