Exit is an amazing summer music festival which first took place in 2000. It is situated in the 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, by the Danube, in Serbia. The initial idea came from three University students from Novi Sad and as soon as it started it rapidly expanded in status and fame. During all these years Exit has been renowned and has even been awarded as the Best European Festival (by the UK Festival Awards 2007 and Yourope – the Association of the 40 largest festivals in Europe).
Its Main Stage with a massive capacity of over 35.000 people becomes a place of inexhaustible and genuine power through the interaction of some of the most famous and world-acclaimed artists and the energetic audience. Its mission is to retain a wide diversity welcoming performers of all music genres. Besides the most popular performers, it also inaugurated great electronic acts in the After 2AM sessions, prolonging the party till early morning hours. Except for the Main Stage there are 6 more stages full of acts worth seeing which are the Dance Arena, Explosive Stage, the Fusion Stage, the Suba Stage, the Happynovisad Stage and the Elektrana Stage plus the Exit Village, a meeting party place for Exit visitors, at a marvelous spot, on the Oficirac beach of the Petrovaradin Danube bank.
Some of the previous years’ performers include: Pet Shop Boys, Morrissey, Billy Idol, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Stereo MC’s, Iggy Pop, Massive Attack, The Cult, White Stripes, Garbage, Goldfrapp, The Cardigans, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Sex Pistols, The Streets, The Hives, Kraftwerk, Lily Allen, Madness, Patti Smith, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, Placebo, Klaxons, LCD Soundsystem, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Sharam, Francois K, Tiga, Axwell, Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Darren Emerson, Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Prydz, Eric Morillo, Napalm Death, U.D.O., Death Angel, The Exploited and so on.
This year the festival will be taking place from 10th – 14th July and Thom Yorke’s new project called Atoms for Peace are announced to spread their one of a kind mixture of experimental electronic rock. Together with Thom Yorke there will also be Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker of Beck/REM and percussion virtuoso Mauro Refosco, all on the Main Stage to create a very rare and eclectic live experience that no one would like to miss.
By and large, till now the explicit line up of performers is DJ Fresh Live, Pan Pot, Dubfire, Matador Live, Subb An, Friction & MC Linguistics, SKisM, The Prototypes, Inspector Dubplate, Brookes Brothers and Dub Phizix & MC Strategy. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such highly renowned artists performing on stage together in the unique setting of the Petrovaradin Fortress at EXIT. And this is just the beginning; more headline acts will be announced very soon, so stay tuned!