With a three-day lineup featuring the biggest names in electronic music, the event drew in over 10,000 fans from 40 countries worldwide. From the interactive extravaganza with Boris Brejcha and his Fcking Serious crew to the jam-packed Hangar for the No Sleep powered by VODAVODA party with ARTBAT, Adana Twins, and Fred Lenix, and culminating in the New Moon Ecstatic Cacao event at the Silos, EXIT Festival’s unique vibe turned Belgrade into a scene reminiscent of the world’s most lavish metropolitan parties.
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On the first night of the EXIT Belgrade Takeover, crowd favorite Boris Brejcha took the energy at the Hangar to an all-time high with his “In Concert” spectacle. During his three-hour set, Brejcha dished out his most famous tracks, including “To The Moon And Back“ and “Vienna,“ along with crowd-pleasers “Up Down Jumper“ and “Take It Smart.“ The highlight was his latest remix of Depeche Mode’s “My Favourite Stranger,” which lit up the venue in a vibrant red hue, thanks to unique LED bracelets worn by the audience, making everyone a part of the performance. Boris’s signature rubber ducks, a staple at his shows, were also in full swing. Along with several giant inflatable ducks, he threw out numerous small, yellow, autographed ducks as a token of appreciation and love for his devoted fans. The Friday evening was kicked off by the distinctive Deniz Bul and Moritz Hofbauer, who celebrated the release of his debut album “In A Blurry World.”
Saturday’s much-awaited No Sleep powered by VODAVODA party was a sell-out success thus becoming one of the events with the highest-ever attendance at the Port of Belgrade! Leading DJ duo ARTBAT delivered a powerful set, blending hits, remixes, and their globally renowned unreleased tracks, which fans eagerly try to ID on social media. Highlights included “Return To Oz“ and “Age of Love (Rave Mix),“ and a rendition of The Prodigy’s iconic “No Good (MORTEN).“ German duo Adana Twins lived up to their reputation as kings of festival finales, keeping the Hangar packed till the end, while rising star Fred Lenix wowed the crowd. The night was warmed up by EXIT’s international residents – German-Iranian producer Human Rias and EXIT Ecosystem’s star Lanna. The highlight was a newlywed couple who came straight from their wedding to the No Sleep party, with the bride tossing her bouquet from the stage during Lanna’s set!
Sunday at the Belgrade Silos was a day of peace, marked by the highest quality, pure Guatemalan cacao, meditation, and ecstatic dance. The New Moon Ecstatic Cacao event concluded an incredible weekend, offering a grounding experience after two sleepless nights. The ancient cacao ceremony, Bhakti band, magical Lava, Human Rias, and DJ Yelisaveta led the one-of-a-kind conscious tribe on a journey of liberating life energy and finding a new spark unique to each attendee. With the powerful energy of the New Moon symbolizing new beginnings, intentions, and desires, the grand EXIT Belgrade Takeover weekend came to a memorable close.