Forget Coachella, Come to Europe — Global Media Invites the World to This Year’s EXIT Festival

Some of the world's leading media outlets, including the likes of Rolling Stone and DJ Mag, have chosen to spotlight the upcoming EXIT Festival. In a particularly notable shoutout, the famous Euronews urged readers to swap the distant allure of Coachella for the renowned charms of Europe's festival scene, with EXIT taking center stage.

24. January 2024. — Author: EXIT

The renowned Euronews has repeatedly celebrated the award-winning EXIT festival, highlighting not only the big musical acts set to perform but also the stunning beauty of the Petrovaradin Fortress and the added allure of the festival’s geographical setting. Their latest piece goes a step further, beckoning Europeans to ditch the far-flung Coachella in favor of EXIT’s electrifying festival vibe, star-studded lineups, authentic ambiance, and unforgettable moments – all at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of globe-trotting.

“Everyone might be buzzing over the recently announced Coachella 2024 line-up, but we’ve got some news for you – Europe does it better!“ Euronews writes, listing the best European festivals, with EXIT featured as a “Balkan paradise for all things drum n’ bass, techno, and hip-hop.

Announcing that the dates are set from July 10th to 14th, the legendary music magazine Rolling Stone has also released the initial lineup for this year’s EXIT. In a feature, Rolling Stone writes: “EXIT Festival is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress, a 17th-century stronghold located on the Danube River in the Serbian city of Novi Sad, providing a striking backdrop for the event across over 40 stages and zones,“ the iconic magazine notes, adding:

The festival began in 2000 as a student movement fighting for democracy and freedom. It has since grown into one of Europe’s most popular music events, lauded for its electric atmosphere and standout performances.

The leading electronic music magazine, DJ Mag, also announced this year’s edition of the EXIT Festival. Longtime followers of EXIT, the magazine describes its atmosphere as “the most magnificent sights you can witness at any dance event worldwide.“

NME highlights the diversity of the program, announcing the first names of the “stacked 2024 line-up.“

Alongside these, numerous major music media outlets have announced the first wave of EXIT festival performers, including We Rave You, Crack Magazine, IQ Magazine, and many others.

EXIT Festival has already revealed the first 24 performers for its upcoming edition, EXIT Starseeds. The mts Dance Arena is headlined by none other than Carl Cox, the most popular DJ of all time and an icon of the profession. Joining him on one of the festival’s largest stages are Bonobo, Berlin’s star Klangkuenstler, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Barry Can’t Swim, Franky Wah, and local act Mene.

The Tesla Universe stage will blast powerful guitar riffs from Tom Morello, one of the world’s best guitarists and co-founder of the legendary band Rage Against the Machine. The laid-back sound of trap music god Gucci Mane will also feature, along with the Serbian debut of pop-rap icons Black Eyed Peas. Up-and-coming global sensation Kenya Grace, UK’s Rudimental, as well as John Newman, The Exploited, Dub FX, Willy William, Ian Asher, Steve Angello, and regional sensation Joker Out, are also set to perform.

The Fusion stage will host Greek band Villagers of Ioannina City and Czechia’s Lakeside X, while the Explosive stage promises hard-hitting sounds from Coroner and Nemesis.

Stay tuned for more exciting artist announcements!

The next edition of EXIT Festival, carrying the EXIT Starseeds theme under the slogan “Awakening Our Superpowers Together,” is set to take place from July 10 to 14, 2024, at the Petrovaradin Fortress. A special Starseeds Takeover performance on the Tesla Universe Stage is reserved for day zero. Tickets are available here.