We’re pleased to report that Serbia’s EXIT Festival is set to become the first major European festival happening this summer.
Due to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the iconic event returns to the magical Petrovaradin fortress venue through 8 – 11 July.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has announced that thanks to the successful mass vaccination program and significantly decreased number of new Covid cases, Serbia plans to fully reopen and get back to normality by 21st June, several weeks before the start of the festival.
EXIT will also collaborate with the Serbian Ministry of Health, which plans to provide a few thousand vaccine doses for international artists and visitors as a way to aid countries that currently have vaccine shortages.
Organisers marked this positive announcement by confirming new names to the already prestigious line-up, adding hit-maker Robin Schulz and highly respected Dutch artist of Serbian origin, Satori, amongst others.
The new additions all join the previously announced series of global and regional headliners that include David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz (b2b Four Tet), Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Boris Brejcha, Paul Van Dyk, Artbat, Hot Since 82, Metronomy and Honey Dijon and many more.
Organisers of Exit Festival have been reassuring ticket holders every step of the way that the festival will take place – particularly in light of other major European music festivals postponing until 2022, such as Glastonbury Festival in the UK and more recently Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
Tickets for EXIT festival 2021 are still on sale, priced at €119. Visit their website for more info.
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More about EXIT Festival
In the previous two decades, EXIT positioned itself as one of the most important global festivals with not one but two Best European Festival titles.
The festival was founded in 2000 in the University Parkas a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. After the Yugoslavian general election in 2000, EXIT moved to the Petrovaradin Fortress in 2001.
The festival was formed in the spirit of genuine youth rebellion, as a movement for freedom in Serbia and peace in the Balkans, the festival’s mission statement has been clear from the beginning – to achieve social change with music. Social responsibility is still the key aspect of the festival activities, with the main focus on environmental and humanitarian activities, the creative industries development, as well as regional cooperation.
During its 20-year-old history, EXIT has hosted internationally acclaimed music stars such as Pet Shop Boys, Billy Idol, The Cure, The Killers, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Motörhead, Iggy Pop, David Guetta, Massive Attack, Liam Gallagher, Grace Jones, Fatboy Slim, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Migos, Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk, Korn, Moby, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Pulp, Jamiroquai, M.I.A., Slayer, Ellie Goulding, Hardwell, Carl Cox, Avicii, Nina Kraviz and many others.