When the Harley-Davidson® HomecomingTM Festival, featuring headlining musical bands Foo Fighters and Green Day, takes over Veterans Park this summer, the Milwaukee lakefront will be filled with the roar of V-Twin engines and the energetic crackling of amplified guitars.
The most coveted motorcycle brand in the world begins its 120th-anniversary celebration and announces details of this thrilling four-day moto-culture extravaganza, scheduled for July 13–16 at several locations in the Milwaukee area, the city where the Motor Company got its start in 1903.
“We are very excited to announce the Foo Fighters and Green Day as headliners at our Veterans Park festival location,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “We can’t wait to host riders from all over the world in Milwaukee, as we come together as one Harley-Davidson family and welcome everyone to join us. With music at the heart of our festival, I can’t think of two more iconic American rock icons to join our community in celebrating 120 years of Harley-Davidson.”
Event locations for the Harley-Davidson® HomecomingTM Festival include the Harley-Davidson Museum, Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations, and nearby Harley-Davidson dealerships. Veterans Park in downtown Milwaukee will serve as the focal point for all-day family-friendly events and entertainment on Friday and Saturday. On July 14, Green Day will be featured during an evening performance.
Throughout the day, Veterans Park will host a festival geared at families, complete with live music, shows, games, and various culinary choices. The Saturday, July 15 headlining act will be Foo Fighters. Cody Jinks, Social Distortion, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper, and Kenny Hoopla are scheduled to perform over the weekend as well.
The Harley-Davidson Museum will be the focal point for all free activities. Free live music, food and beverage stand, and skill demonstrations will all be offered on the campus’ 20 acres. Throughout the occasion, general entry to the museum will be available. The festivities will end on Sunday with a motorcycle parade through Milwaukee.
At Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations in Menomonee Falls, visitors can enjoy guided factory tours to observe where Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight® and Revolution® Max V-Twin engines are built. There will also be Harley-Davidson motorcycle demo rides and product displays available.