Exit Fest 2017
This year the Exit Fest takes place from July 5-9, under the motto “2017 Summer of Love”, marking the 50th anniversary of the hippie movement.
For already 17 years to date, during a couple of summer days Novi Sad turns into a Mecca full of young people from across Europe and all parts of the world, heading to this unique pilgrimage. Their destination is Exit, the main temple of music, modern music trends, the temple of love and happiness embodied inside the Petrovaradin, the ancient fortress in Novi Sad.
The very name of this festival already stands for itself in Europe and the rest of the world, so it needs no special promotion. Ever since it came into life in 2000, the festival has almost regularly been awarded and ranked as one of the best, most relevant and visited music festivals of the kind in Europe.
Many of us who were among the visitors during its early years can state that even then, this festival was grand and promised to be even more popular with even more famous music figures. During those years, foreign languages were not so often heard in the streets of Serbian cities, however, Exit was the hub of the young people from all around the world who spent the nights and days at Petrovaradin fortress.
On 2014 in particular, Exit won the award “The best major festival”, within the 5th European Festivals Awards. The ceremony was held in the Netherlands, with participation of more than 300 festivals from 34 countries.
Among the musicians who perform at Exit, every year there are some of the most popular world known musicians in the field of electronic music, pop rock and Jazz scene, alternative music, and we mustn’t forget numerous Serbian and regional music stars.
This year, Exit Fest takes place from July 5-9, under the motto “2017 Summer of Love” marking the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary hippie movement (1967).
The most renown name of this year’s festival, and some claim one of the greatest bands of this century is the American band The Killers. The Killers are to perform on July 5, at the Main Stage, and mark the beginning of the festival.
The Main Stage, the biggest Exit stage, as always, hosts plenty of world famous stars, such as this year’s Roisin Murphy, Liam Gallagher, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Rufus, Jonathan and many others.
The second stage in size, but not in popularity, is the Dance Arena, one of the largest arenas of this kind in Europe. It’s located between the trenches at the fortress and has the capacity of around 25,000 visitors, with the DJs playing the most diverse electronic and dance music. Some of the names from this year’s line-up are Jeff Mills, famous for his nickname The Wizard, there’s also Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, the English trio Foreign Beggars and others.
For the lovers of metal and punk music there’s the Explosive Stage, and there’s also the Fusion Stage for Serbian rock, pop and other bands. The Fusion Stage will host, among others, the bands such as Elemental, Zabranjeno pušenje, Masimo Savić, Bjesovi and many other popular performers.
For the most discerning visitors, there will also be some other stages with hand-picked performers. These stages include No Sleep NS Stage, Bits and Bass, Latino Stage, World Chill Inn.
It should be noted that, in cooperation with the Exit festival, the region will host another two music festivals – in Budva – Sea Dance Festival, and in Umag – Sea Star Festival.
Considering the importance of this festival and the fact that it will take you an hour of driving to get from Belgrade to Novi Sad, web site noviapartmani.com recommends to all Belgrade visitors – if they are fond of all-day-and-night partying, the sounds and beats of the most renown world musicians, and the art in general – that they should by all means find one day (and night) off to visit this world known event, located only 90km from Belgrade downtown. To feel the charm of Exit, even only for a short time, is indeed one of the moments one should experience in a lifetime. As the name of the festival suggests, and really, at the time this name embodied searching for exit from the gloomy everyday life in Serbia, today Exit implies finding an exit from life patterns, and for a moment, we all have the chance to cut loose and be ourselves, carried on the waves of good energy and positive spirit coming from all the festival visitors and performers. Find an exit from your pattern, because we definitely will!
See you at Exit!