Why you need to visit EXIT Festival this summer
Taking place from July 4-7 at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia is EXIT Festival. One of Europe’s premier crossover festivals, this year is primed to be one of the most entertaining editions yet.
Scroll down below and have a read of why YOU should be attending EXIT Festival this year!
Boasting a healthy blend of some of the finest electronic acts and bands, artists such as DJ Snake, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost Frequencies, Two Pauz will perform alongside popular regional bands such as Atlas Erotika, Bekfleš, Buntai, Hazze, High5, I.N.D.I.G.O and Krankšvester. Techno fans will also receive their fix, with the likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Amelie Lens and Charlotte de Witte leading the lineup at the 25,000-capacity Dance Arena. To keep up with all lineup announcements, see the festival’s website here.
While the lineup looks awfully expensive, unlike some other festivals, you won’t need to sell a kidney to get to EXIT Festival. Delivering a world-class lineup with affordable pricing, tickets starting from a mere 39€ – anyone can afford to go! Need somewhere to stay? EXIT camp spots start from 30€ a night! However, you need to be quick if you want to save 25% by securing your spot before March 30, when prices will go up.
While some of the biggest festivals in the world reside in major cities such as London, Berlin and Amsterdam, EXIT Festival diverges from the bright lights of Western Europe by heading out further East, sitting pretty in Novi Sad, Serbia – the county’s second largest city. The city lies on the banks of the Danube river and numerous international tourist cruisers stop in its harbour. In addition to hosting the festival, the city is rich in culture in history, dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, and is just a 10-minute car ride from the popular beach; Štrand. Bustling with bars, stalls, showers, basketball courts and plenty of other activities, the spot helps create the perfect balance between the festival and the beach.
A historical city dating back hundreds of years, Novi Sad is far more than just a festival site. The festival’s home, Petrovaradin Fortress was a significant military fort of the Austrian rulers who, at the time of Napoleon’s conquests, hid their treasures there. The town also boasts an iconic, historical town clock; where the little hand indicates minutes, while the big hand represents hours. This was to help boat-operators read the clock from a distance. In addition to this, the town’s cobblestone-lined streets add an elegantly rustic touch to a venue which is set to hold more than 40 stages, with some hidden in amongst the bucolic tunnels and passageways.
On top of its rich history, EXIT is a highly-coveted event, with the festival winning numerous awards since its inception in 2000. In 2014, it was awarded ‘Best Major European Festival’ at the EU Festival Awards. The UK Festival awards saw EXIT take home the ‘Best Major Festival Award’ in 2013 and 2017 and was ranked one of the 10 best major festivals at European Festivals Awards 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The BBC also included EXIT on the list of seven world’s greatest festivals in 2018.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets here and take a look at when went down last year, in the video below!