In a video released today, EXIT shows that the strength of the Novi Sad festival lies not only in its star-studded line-up but also its musical diversity, facilitated by a series of smaller stages and zones. Unlike most other major European events, EXIT’s numerous stages offer an eclectic, multi-genre blend of almost all contemporary music genres, from the biggest global hits to underground electronic music, from classic rock to extreme heavy metal and punk, from old-school hip hop to trap, drum’n’bass, reggae, latino, and World Music.
The leading names on the top-class list of acts to arrive at the Petrovaradin Fortress from 7th to 10th July include Calvin Harris, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Iggy Azalea, James Arthur, Masked Wolf, ZHU, Sepultura, Maceo Plex, Honey Dijon, Boris Brejcha, Stephan Bodzin live, ARTBAT, Denis Sulta, DJ Tennis, Anfisa Letyago, Marky Ramone, Napalm Death, The Exploited, Blind Channel, Adam Beyer B2B Enrico Sangiuliano, Dax J, Sama’ Abdulhadi, and a strong regional line-up led by Konstrakta, Senidah, Prti Bee Gee, Marčelo, Brkovi, Artan Lili, Paraf, Killo Killo, Mimi Mercedez, Kiril Djaikovski, Bojana Vunturišević, Deca loših muzičara, with hundreds of others following suit. Tickets at current prices will only be available until end-of-day Friday, June 24th, due to enormous interest and audience demand.
The absolute headliners of the Main Stage this year are Calvin Harris and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Iggy Azalea, James Arthur, Masked Wolf, Afrojack, Ofenbach, Disciples, Joel Corry, Jax Jones, Alok, ATB, ZHU, ACRAZE and Shouse bring exciting hits — both new ones and those we have been singing non-stop for years. Uncompromising guitar sounds arrive on the Main Stage with Sepultura, Napalm Death, Molchat Doma, Downstroy, and Alitor. The region’s most sought-after female acts, each in her genre – Konstrakta and Senidah will give the audience what they do best – authenticity and a unique voice. The exclusive hip hop/trap showcase “Back To The Future“ will have its world premiere on the Main Stage, with Ajs Nigrutin & Timbe vs Crni Cerak & Lacku from Serbia, Frenkie, Kontra, Indigo vs Muha from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Stole vs 30zona from Croatia will battle it out on mics. On the Main Stage will also perform Iva Lorens, Divolly & Markward, and Lady Lee.
mts DANCE ARENA
As every year, the list of performers at the mts Dance Arena serves as an irresistible invitation to dance and welcome the sunrise. Thursday is reserved for top B2B sets, starring Adam Beyer and Enrico Sangiuliano, ANNA and Sama’ Abdulhadi, Eli Brown and Ilija Djokovic, along with Reinier Zonneveld live, Anfisa Letyago, and Human Rias. On Friday, Maceo Plex, Honey Dijon, Denis Sulta, Brina Knauss, 84Bit B2B Tonbe, and Cristina Lazic will pick up where the others left off. With his high tech minimal techno, Boris Brejcha will give the crowd more energy than they know they had on the audience’s favourite festival day — Saturday! He will be accompanied by Mathame, Blond:ish, Mochakk, Bona Fide, and Space Motion. The final day, Sunday, brings an unprecedented turn towards more organic and lively sounds in the Arena, led by electronic music virtuoso Stephan Bodzin with his live act, accompanied by melodic artists Monolink and Satori as well as Coeus, Kezz and Cosmicat. One of the most coveted time slots at EXIT — the closing of the mts Dance Arena and the entire festival on Sunday — will be given to the duo ARTBAT, who have reached the peak of their music career, where they plan to remain!
The Visa Fusion stage line-up is brilliant this year as well, thanks to Marky Ramone, Blind Channel, She Past Away, Coach Party, Noisia (DJ set), Paraf, Brkovi, Orthodox Celts, Artan Lili, Deca Loših Muzičara, Djaikovski, Marčelo, Bojana Vunturišević, KOIKOI, Pocket Palma, Joker Out, Zimbru, Saya Noe, Lucie Antunes, Vizelj, Killo Killo Banda, Amajlija, and Zulu 3.4. The stage’s programme will be enhanced by local and regional rap and trap veterans Prti Bee Gee, Mimi Mercedez, Fox & Surreal, Frenki, Kontra, Indigo, Smoke Mardeljano x DJ Mrki, and Stole x Phat Phillie. The atmosphere will be brought to a boil by the Bassivity crew in a Showcase performance – Zoi, Brzo Trči Ljanmi, Teya Dora, Rouzi, X, Fox, WajWai, MihaMih & Diinzo, and DJ Bajko Felix will take turns in an interesting mix of pop and trap.
NO SLEEP NOVI SAD AWAKENED BY GUARANA
A four-day celebration of the alternative electronic scene will take place on the nearby No Sleep Novi Sad awakened by Guarana stage. The spirit of the Berlin club Watergate will be delivered by Adana Twins, Andhim, Stephan Jolk, Biesmans live, and Jamiie B2B Kristin Velvet, while the bright techno flag of Madrid’s Fabrik and CODE parties is waved by Cesar Almena B2B Nuke, SHDW & Obscure Shape, Indira Paganotto, Airod, and Ddoshel B2B Whitegirlstudyplaylist. The experience of the Life and Death showcase will be provided by DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Budino, Beatfoot live, and Stellarcompanion, and the ultimate hard-techno energy will be shared by the Possession crew – Dax J, Hector Oaks, Parfait, Cera Khin, Muhi, and Katalina.
In the deep trenches of the Petrovaradin Fortress, the Explosive stage will be home to traditionally fierce hardcore, metal, and punk! After three years, the stage returns to its old location, where The Exploited will thunder unstoppably, followed by Discharge, Bury Tomorrow, The Undertones, Incantation, Moscow Death Brigade, Nervosa, Tankard, Architect of Pain, Black Tooth, Chains, Heresy, Madvro, Misconduct, Noctiferia, Oathbringer, Progon, Shining, Stranger, Terminal Prospect, Crown Court, Lamori, Bohemyst, Smrt Razuma, Šank, Vox Populi, Chain Cult, Hexis, War Engine, 5 Minuta Slave, KPAX!, and Still Bleeding.
The festival’s trap capital will be the Gang Beats stage, hosting more than 50 acts. An indomitable hip hop and trap vibe will be brought by Sajsi MC, 30zona, Bora Balboa, Buntai, Crni Cerak & Lacku, Grše, Klika, Klinac, Muha, Ognjen, AV47 x Greev, Ba$ha x DVN, Bulch, DAVID IV x UROŠ, DJARE, FTP, GERUM x DIZZY, JOVICA DOBRICA x SKELE, Kene Beri x Spejs Noksi, La Crl x Louis, Micka Lifa, MihaMih x Diinzo, Rajm, Ri, Riga Dri, Rosh, Rođeni, Stoposto & Black Beriz, Tam x Nihil, Viking Krew, Yungkulovski x RIE x KZA x Faberge, ZeeBomb & Matej Foltz, Cookie, Fich, Keyri, Kultura, Milicija, Pirinač, Purpose, Rasheed, Thicc Boi, Traples, and Xorade.
This year, the Pachamama Stage will move to a new, larger location, overlooking the whole of Novi Sad and offering the most beautiful view of the sunset at the Petrovaradin Fortress. This stage will present the world’s biggest names in World and Conscious Music, such as Mose & Sam, Fia, LAOR, Maya Kamaty, Praful, Divanhana, as well as Dina E Mel, E.U.E.R.P.I, It’s A Global Thing, Flying Nomads, Naked, DJ Farrapo, Vinodilo, Lenhart Tapes & Tijana Stankovic, Kamerata Balkanika & Lana Zorjan, Shkodra Elektronike, Oratnitza, Dub Duba, Pafel Falafel, Balkan Taksim/Perija, Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar Duo, Banana zvuk, and DJ/MC Killo Killo.
WENTI WADADA POSITIVE VIBRATIONS REGGAE
Reggae flags will traditionally wave on EXIT’s special Wenti Wadada Positive Vibrations Reggae Stage, one of the favourite since 2001, which this year features Vuča (Darkwood Dub), Ital Vision, Janmessenjah Sound System, Herbal Queen, Don Minott, Hornsman Coyote DJ set, Tommy T, Bush Mad Squad, Peppery, DJ Rahmanee, DJ Iron, STK, Deadly Hunta, Bandulu + Chrizondamic, DJ/MC Killo Killo, BMS, Little Shuja, Banana Zvuk, Ana Krsev, Skadam, Butchaa, Salmanovicc, and King Calypso.
The capital of drum’n’bass at EXIT is the X-Bass Pit, reserved for those with bucketloads of dancing energy! Get ready for Thys, Harriet Jaxxon, LSB, Billain, Screamarts, Nemy, Souldrive, Euphorics & Edge MC, Synchronicity, Bane, Buzzin, Indukt, Codex, Vetas, Baboon, BoJah MC, Peree, Tendo, Haringa, SK3T B2B Minimalist, DSPT, C:Critz, Slink, as well as the hosts of the X-Bass Pit Stage — the Drop Sensei collective.
GAIA TRANCE XPERIMENT
The hyper-energetic Gaia Trance Xperiment will be a blast, featuring Egon live, Ectima live, Zyce live, Flegma live, Psychaos live, V-Society, Pura, Manda, Zarma, Stole, Aquapipe, Albert, Young Kima, Species live, Arhetip live, Zaid Osta, Imaginarium live, Cheda, Mozza B2B Da Peace, Andjela, Zentric, and Vlada IntellecT.
URBAN BUG, AS FM POWERED BY GUARANA AND AQUA VIVA LATINO STAGES
Local acts will shine on one of the festival’s longest-running stages, the eternal Urban Bug; the hits are reserved for AS FM powered by Guarana and Silent Disco, while the fiery Aqua Viva Latino stage is in charge of the Latino beats.
Urban Bug will host over 80 musical names, among which are Una Nikolić b2b DJ Ura, Rudhman b2b Milanko Trifunčević, Vladimir Aćić b2b Danilo Vladušić, Nexie b2b Filip Fisher, Bvoice b2b Lazar Nikolić, Bokee b2b P.S, Migazz b2b Erich Von Kollar, Mark Andersson b2b Petar P, Village Rules b2b Kyuzovic b2b Otto von Disko, Vojkan Bećir b2b Alek Bošković, Peter Portman b2b Vanja Bursać, Layzie b2b Maria Karan b2b W. aka Wizard, Runy b2b Dušan Nikolić, Doo b2b Cosmic G, Neutron b2b Vanja Babić, Luton b2b Šćepine Vragolije b2b Danilo Kas, Lea Dobričić b2b Miloš Vujović, Rade Badjin b2b Katalina b2b Luka Jukić, Vanović b2b Theanilo b2b Nemansky.
Frederico Fiasco, Pacho & Pepo, Peryz & Daave, Lena Glish, Supertons, DJ Macro, DJ Ra5tik, Spear, Vantiz, The Vibe Radioshow DJ’s, and DJ Dale will perform at the AS FM powered by Guarana stage.
Mauri & Arceo Jr, Spicy6, DJ Dimitri, Zero Witches, DJ Rey, Haddada Ignis Dance, Chikas Rikas, DJ HTSN, Stage Dance Studio, DJ Sesha, Dale Reggaeton Sound System, DJ Darko, Basta Flow, DJ Casanova, Joc, DJ Tito, and PabloMix will bring the dancing beats on the Aqua Viva Latino stage.
EXIT will also present a new stage dedicated to house music this year.
The biggest step this year was made in the development and growth of the festival, its sound, stages and zones. There will be 40 stages and zones, and some of them are getting a completely new spirit.
STANDARD PRICED TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL FRIDAY!
A very limited contingent of four-day tickets is available at the price of 124 € +b/f only until Friday, June 24! Regular one-day tickets are available at the price from 34 €, and VIP tickets from 100 €. Fan pit tickets for Friday, July 8th, and the performance of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, are available at the price of 44 €.
The complete ticket and accommodation offer can be found in the Tickets section.