EXIT Festival Kicks Off Today! The Prodigy, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, and Indira Paganotto Headline Day One!

EXIT festival begins today and runs through Sunday, July 9! In a year in which it grows to the scale of EXIT Universe, it will go down in history as the first festival to open from space, featuring three grand opening ceremonies and one of the most stellar lineups yet! Festival gates open at 7 p.m. for fans from over 120 countries worldwide!

6. July 2023. — Author: EXIT

Day one of the festival will be marked by performances from the band on the world’s most in-demand tour, The Prodigy, and rock sensation Viagra Boys at the Gorki List Main Stage, along with DJ sets by the leading women in today’s electronic music scene – Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, and Indira Paganotto at the mts Dance Arena. Alongside them, drum’n’bass icons Chase & Status, Gardna, and Charlie Tee will keep the festival crowd going.

This year’s edition of EXIT will feature not one but three major opening ceremonies. The first kicks off with an ancient cacao ceremony accompanied by a performance from the Sarasvati Druna band at the Pachamama powered by Rosa stage at 7:30 p.m. The second ceremony is set to feature a magical performance by sound alchemist and visionary Vylana Marcus at 9 p.m. at the mts Dance Arena. Philanthropist, motivational speaker, and founder of the global brand Onnit, Aubrey Marcus, will kick things off on the Gorki List Main Stage at 10:30 p.m., culminating in the first-ever festival opening from space and a powerful message to the world

The Gorki List Main Stage opens at 8 p.m. with a performance by Šajzerbiterlemon, followed by the Viagra Boys at 9 p.m. The grand opening ceremony follows at 10:45 p.m. Iconic electro-punk band The Prodigy will begin their performance at 11:30 p.m., followed by Chase & Status greeting festival fans at 1:05 a.m. Gardna will come onto the stage at 2:40 a.m., while Charlie Tee will wrap up the first night’s program on this stage, starting her performance at 3:45 a.m.

The colossal mts Dance Arena, widely known as a temple of electronic music, will host an impressive all-female concept on the festival’s first night. Following the opening at 9 p.m. with Vylana Marcus, Miju will take over at 10:30 p.m. Electronic music rising star, Lanna, will take to the stage at 11:30 p.m., followed by Tijana T at 12:30 a.m., and techno heroines Amelie Lens and Nina Kraviz at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., respectively. The first festival night at the mts Dance Arena will be closed by Indira Paganotto, whose set starts at 6 a.m.

The first festival night on the Visa Fusion Stage will feature performances by Rudeboy, accompanied by Urban Dance Squad ft. DJ DNA, Russian neo-dark band Ploho, Slovenian rap and R&B group Freekind, Czech synthwave-rave band Badfocus, and Belgrade band TBK. Pero Defformero and Mortal Kombat will also perform on this legendary stage on the first day.

The headline acts on the NSNS Refreshed by Heineken Silver Stage will be Ben UFO and Avalon Emerson, with Krystal Klear closing the first night on this stage. Representing the local scene will be DJ Brka & Runy and Rade Badjin.

The Explosive Stage will be rocked by Wolfbrigade, Ignite, Night Fever, Hak Attak, Dead Dog Summer, Polywhy, Urban Instinct, and 3AM. Tonight’s Gang Beats headliners include Bore Balboa, Grše, and 30Zona, accompanied by Faberže x Kza, FTP, Gerum, 2soma, and AV47, as well as DJ sets by Keyri and Kultura.

The Pachamama powered by Rosa Stage is a tranquil oasis amidst the festival frenzy. Evoking a sense of community, this space offers a lineup and a slew of interactive content celebrating nature, mindfulness, harmony and love. Notable acts include Vylana Marcus, Laura Escude, DJ Tebra, It’s a Global Thing ft. Black City Boys, Hearts Liberated, Deep Steady, Sarasvati Druna Band, Dub Duba, Klo Klo, Natasha Devi, and many other leading names in spiritual music, delivering a unique energy signature. The festival will kick off from this spiritual hub with a cacao ceremony and a performance by the Sarasvati Druna band.  

In addition to the aforementioned stages, starting from 7 p.m. and running into the early morning, the Wadada Positive Vibrations Reggae, Urban Bug, Gaia Trance Stage, Latino Stage by IDEA, Radio AS FM Stage, Urban Bug, and Together X House by IQOS will bring a variety of musical genres. The festival will also host several zones, including Coca-Cola Coketails, Red Bull Energy, Gorki list VIP MAIN GOLD, Jack Daniel’s Zone, and many more.

To make the festival experience smoother for everyone, we’ve created the official festival app, putting all the essential information, like the lineup, schedule, and more, right at your fingertips.

Online ticket sales have finished. Day tickets can still be purchased at official points of sale in Serbia, as well as at the festival gates.