The Serbian festival returns to the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad from 7-10 July.
For the upcoming edition this summer, EXIT Festival has confirmed Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, DJ Tennis, Honey Dijon and BĘÃTFÓØT. Other acts joining the bill include Napalm Death, Sepultura, Iggy Azalea, Denis Sulta, ZHU and Honey Dijon.
As part of the No Sleep programme, Paris techno label and party Possession is set to host DJ sets from Cera Khin, Dax J, Parfait, Muhi and Katalina on the Friday. The following night will see Berlin’s Watergate bring the likes of Adana Twins, Biesmans and Kristin Velvet back-to-back with Jamiie. The closing Sunday party will be held by Madrid club Fabrik with sets from Indira Paganotto, Shdw & Obscure Shape and Cesar Almena.
On the MTS Dance Arena line-up, EXIT Festival has confirmed sets from Ukrainian duo Artbat, Mochakk, and Drumcode founder Adam Beyer back-to-back with Enrico Sanguiliano.
Founded in 2000, EXIT Festival has its origins in the fight for democracy in Serbia. The inaugural edition was created as a student movement and continued for almost 100 days, held across several stages in the University Park in Novi Sad. This first event ended just before the Yugoslav presidential elections which led to the overthrowing of Slobodan Milošević’s regime on 5 October of that year.
Since its inception, EXIT Festival has stayed true to its roots, setting up the EXIT Foundation in 2008 with a focus on driving social change for young people and launching the environmental campaign Green Guerrilla the following year. In addition to this, 2011 saw EXIT Festival create the first LGBTQ+ stage at a music festival in the region. Elsewhere in the event’s history, in 2020 the festival teamed up with the United Nations World Food Program to launch the Life Stream project, aimed towards helping people experiencing food poverty worldwide.
Over the years, EXIT Festival has hosted the likes of Massive Attack, Cypress Hill, Portishead, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys, Sex Pistols, Faithless and Snoop Dogg. This year marks its 21st edition, taking place from 7-10 July at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. Four-day tickets start from £95 and individual day tickets are available from £29. For more information, head to its website.
Check out photos from previous EXIT Festival events below.