This year’s EXIT 15 years’ celebration has broken an astonishing 52.000 people per day record, who sang and danced last at the Petrovaradin Fortress until 8 in the morning! After midnight, all single-day tickets for Saturday were sold! It was made possible by one of the strongest line-ups in the history of EXIT Festival, considering the performances by the likes of Manu Chao, Martin Garrix and John Newman. The honor to open the daily program went to the Croatian singer-songwriter Sara Renar, after whom the renowned jazz trumpeter Duško Gojković came out on stage, alongside RTS Big Band. This was only a brilliant overture to an eruption of energy coming out of the “northern soulman” John Newman! Young British author and one of most seeked voices of today has proven to be one of EXIT’s favorites with his perpetual dancing and singing of absolute hits, such as “Love Me Again“, “Losing Sleep“, “Cheating“, while the crowd also sang his new hit “Come and Get It“ in a true choir manner. The night exploded when he performed Rudimental’s “Not Giving In“ and “Feel The Love“, sung on the album by none other than himself, who went to mts Dance Arena straight away where he had a great night, and took photos with fans until early hours.
One of the most visited concerts of all time at EXIT Festival was one of the most important voices of world music, Manu Chao, who blew away the Main Stage performing with his band La Ventura. The crowd’s reaction was so loud, fans of this revolutionary musician could be heard at the Fortress’ upper city, where other fans were coming from, just to hear hits such as “Clandestino“, “Rainin’ in Paradize“, “Me Gustas Tu“ and numerous others during a two-hour Main Stage euphoria!
The world-renowned Dance Arena was fully-packed when one of the most popular world DJs came out on stage. The nineteen-year old Dutch DJ Martin Garrix bedazzled the audience with his catchy tunes, and what’s most interesting, he came to the set with his private jet alongside his young girlfriend and her father. Garrix could not hide his enthusiasm, and during his performance, he congratulated EXIT on its 15th birthday in front of countless people at the famous, open dancefloor venue!
The unbelievable X-bass energy was last night fronted by Hannah Wants and Hudson Mohawke, while Fusion stage welcomed High 5, Kanda Kodža i Nebojša and Feud. Explosive Stage was full, thanks to the thrash metal legends Nuclear Assault, while the crowd was blown away by Rijeka-based, pretty boys, Jonathan.
The final night of the festival will be opened by the new German pop sensation, Milky Chance, after whom the Main Stage will be taken over the authors of the planetary hit „Safe&Sound“, Capital Cities. One of the best electro acts of all time, Faithless, will celebrate 20 years at EXIT’s 15th birthday! Dance Arena welcomes one of the most influential producers of British dance music, Leftfield, performing live, followed by the duo Tale of Us and the undisputed leader of the Berlin scene, Dixon. Explosive Stage headliners will be none other than one of the world’s major metal bands, Fear Factory, while Fusion Stage hosts Hladno pivo and Rambo Amadeus. No Sleep Novi Sad Stage is ready for the famous Russian producers Enei and Bop who will spice up this Sunday night with a real dose of drum’n’bass, creating a perfect overture for a spectacular closing of EXIT Festival’s 15th birthday!