Started by 3 students in 2000 as a protest against the Milosevic regime, fighting for political change and freedom, today Exit festival is still an NGO (Non Governmental Organization). One that promotes change and positive education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions, while throwing a damn good party. Music is a universal language that connects and brings people together to make the world a better place.
With only a few days to go, festival goers will have 5 days of music, fun and sun to look forward to from 10th – 14th July 2013. Taking place in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and over 600 artists, performing on 20 stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels. Artists include; Atoms for Peace, Bloc Party, Chic feat. Nile Rogers, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Snoop Dogg aka Snook Lion, The Prodigy, Chase & Status DJ Set, Eric Prydz, Jeff Mills, Steve Angello, Diplo, DJ Fresh live, Dubfire, Pan-Pot, Mark Knight, Rudimental Live, SBTRKT Dj Set, Seth Troxler and many more!
This years EXIT campsite will be located near the SPENS swimming pools – a five minute walk from downtown, close to the biggest city beach – Strand, and just a 15 minute walk from the place where magic begins – the Petrovaradin Fortress! The Village will be open from 8am Monday July 8 until 10am Wednesday July 17. EXIT’s first opening night features a stint in the city of Novi Sad followed by a performance at the fortress by legendary hitmaker Nile Rogers, the man behind the chart topping Daft Punk hit ‘Get Lucky’ kicking things off in disco dancing style with his original band CHIC on Wednesday 10th July. CHIC, is one of the most notable pop and disco sensations of all time with their their hits, “Good Times”, “Dance, Dance, Dance”, “Everybody Dance”, “I Want Your Love” and “Le Freak” being recognizable all around the world. Not only that but there’s performances from Arcadia, AREA51 and AlterNacija.
EXIT Dance Arena reveals the final names for the Sunday closing party extravaganza with legendary Kerri Chandler, Guti live and George Fitzgerald who now joins Scuba b2b as Scuba is sadly now unable to perform his live show. Smashing the walls of the fortress, Sunday is always the loosest of nights, with local hero Marko Nastic closing the arena with his crazy antics.
The HappyNoviSad Stage features the most progressive styles of alternative electronic music, testing the boundaries of creativity and without compromise. Kicking off the proceedings with one of the leading world’s underground labels, the legendary Dutch label Clone, with DJ Serge being the mastermind behind it all. Founded all the way back in 1993, this label drew public attention in a short period of time thanks to the fresh approach to classic sounds and beats of Chicago house, Detroit techno, electro, disco and italo-disco. Clone’s flag at the festival will be flown by Gerd, Alden Tyrell and Dexter. Saturday features Leisure System with Dopplereffekt, Ikonika and Visionist. Leisure System has been claiming the famous Berghain in Berlin its home for years now, safe to say we can’t wait for some of their tunes to echo through the fortress walls. Om Unit, Dawn Day Night and dBridge, who at the same time celebrates the 10th birthday of his famous label Exit Records, which was created as Darren White’s (dBridge) token of love for music. Since its launch in 2003, Exit Records became the leading name in the progressive electronic music and raised the production, as well as material presenting standards. For those of you who still want to party each morning after the Dance Arena and Main Stage close, we are putting on special afterhours on the boat Club Cristal featuring club partners FACT, JUNK, BlahBlahBlah, Musika, Colours in Music, Shapes, Spacestation, Idiosynphonic and Sublow plus surprise guest DJs from the festivaL…kicking off from 7am-2pm.
Making people happy for a longer! 5 day ticket from 10th – 14th July 2013. Standard 5 day ticket: £95 (+ b/f) Camping Pass: £25 (+ b/f) Buy tickets here!
Getting to EXIT is easy! The nearest airport is Belgrade, with direct flights from the UK with JAT and Wizz Air from £169 and many indirect with all European carriers. Belgrade is only one hour from Novi Sad and you easily can take a taxi or shuttle bus. EXIT Trip is the Official Travel and accommodation service for the EXIT Festival with the lowest prices guaranteed! Offering direct flights, accommodation and local transfers in one package that can be tailor made, look no further than here.
Direct flights with Wizz Air only £169 – all taxes and one piece of luggage included. EXIT Trip also provides affordable airport transfers from all the biggest surrounding airports (Budapest, Zagreb, Belgrade etc) which can be reached by many low-cost airlines from UK airports (London, Manchester etc.) EXIT strives to bring the best talent possible – with the challenges that being a non-profit brings – while playing a vital role in bringing together the new nations of war-torn former Yugoslavia. It is the social importance of the Festival that makes it unique and globally recognized. EXIT 2013 will feature another strong social campaign that will focus on human rights and global freedoms, with a series of films, art exhibitions, lectures and debates being organised with prominent names from around the world. EXIT. Where hedonism meets activism.
“Wow Exit Festival DanceArena was f***kn sick! Thanks so much Exit!! Really one of the best stages round the world.” Digitalism
“To headline here in the Balkans, their own Glastonbury Festival, their Coachella, was a real trip. The audience was fantastic, kids travelling in from all across the region, gave us a great welcome which made for a career high!” John Taylor, Duran Duran.
“We heard of EXIT festival 5 years ago when Franz Ferdinand told us we must try and play it. Our headlining slot 5 years later lived up to all our expectations and more, it was a great moment when the crowd and band have that perfect link on what was a perfect evening. We hope to come again to the fortress of dreams”. Russell Leetch, Editors
“Once again, Exit proved to be an amazing experience. It still is THE festival to play at.” DJ Friction “The Exit festival stands as a monument to the trans formative power of people and music. Getting the opportunity to play and help celebrate the 10th anniversary is something that will stay with me forever.” Damian aka Pink Eyes, Fucked Up
“EXIT Festival has been the highlight of our summer so far… what a crowd… what a country… it will stay in our hearts for an eternity.” Klaxons
“Thanks Serbia!!! Exit festival was out off this world!!” Luciano
“It was an honour and a privilege to play such an important festival especially on its 10th anniversary. The crowd and the location were stunning.” Nicky Wire, James, Sean, Manic Street Preachers
“It was good to be part of such a politically important non corporate festival that has much good music and intentions in a really beautiful place.” Adrian Utley, Portishead
“It was a great experience to play for such an enthusiastic crowd, placed in this wonderful Amphitheatre with this energy!” Ricardo Villalobos.