- Adresa: Petrovaradin Fortress
- Grad: Novi Sad
- Država: Srbija
- Vebsajt: http://www.exitfest.org
- Facebook strana: https://www.facebook.com/exit.festival
- Vrsta muzike koja se svira: pop, rock, metal, disco, funk, dj, jazz, blues, trance, surf, rockabilly, psihobilly, i ostalo
- Objavljeno: septembar 5, 2014 11:21 am
- Ističe: Ovaj oglas je istekao
Exit is an award-winning summer music festival which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. It was officially proclaimed as the ‘Best Major European festival’ at the EU Festival Awards, which were held in Groningen in January 2014. The EU Festival Award is considered one of the most prestigious festival awards in the world, and for the 2014 ceremony 620 000 people voted, choosing between 360 festivals from 34 countries.
This is the first time EXIT won the award in the category of major European festivals since the EFAs had been established in 2010, although the festival has been shortlisted every year. EXIT had previously been voted the Best European Festival at UK Festival Awards in 2007 and is highly regarded among festival visitors and media across Europe.
The festival was founded in 2000 in the University park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. After the democratic changes happened in Serbia, Exit moved to the Petrovaradin fortress in 2001. Nonetheless, social responsibility is still a very important aspect of the festival activities.
In previous years EXIT Festival hosted some of the best artists in the world: Pet Shop Boys, Morrissey, Billy Idol, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Stereo MC’s, Iggy Pop, Massive Attack, The Cult, White Stripes, Garbage, Goldfrapp, The Cardigans, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Sex Pistols, NERD, The Streets, The Hives, Kraftwerk, Lily Allen, Madness, Korn, Moby, Manic Street Preachers, Patti Smith, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, Placebo, Klaxons, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Pulp, Jamiroquai, Portishead, Grinderman, Bad Religion, Editors, M.I.A., Slayer, Juliette and the Licks, Suicidal Tendencies, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Sharam, Francois K, Tiga, Axwell, Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Darren Emerson, Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Prydz, Eric Morillo, Green Velvet, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Adam Beyer, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, David Morales, Sander Kleinenberg, Marshall Jefferson, Roger Sanchez, Timo Maas, LTJ Bukem, Felix The Housecat, David Guetta etc.
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What the artists say:
David Guetta: “The Exit festival was really magical! The place was unbelievable – a rave up a mountain. The energy of the people was fantastic – the crowd were so enthusiastic.”
Diplo: “Massive vibes, festival was amazing”
John Taylor (Duran Duran): “To headline here in the Balkans, their own Glastonbury Festival, their Coachella, was a real trip. The audience was fantastic, kids travelling in from all across the region, gave us a great welcome which made for a career high!”
Ed Lay (Editors): “We went up to the festival as punters the day before our show and felt it was the most fantastic place to watch live music. When we finally played the following night, the crowd, the view and the atmosphere were even more perfect. Exit is a special place.”
Feed Me: “Probably the most unique festival on the continent and a great crowd, my only regret is that I couldn’t stay for the whole thing.”
Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand): “Exit was more than we could have expected it to be. The audience were exceptional and the setting was breathtaking. I hope they have us back sometime.”
Gregor Tresher: “EXIT absolutely lived up to the high expectations – magical venue, great crowd, spectacular lineup and wonderful staff! Can’t wait to do it again!“
Adrian Utley (Portishead): “It was good to be part of such a politically important non corporate festival that has much good music and intentions in a really beautiful place!”
Liam Howlett (The Prodigy): “One of the best festivals in the world. For real.”
Mike Skinner (The Streets): “I’m so glad I’ve seen the Exit Festival. It is not just a festival, it is a truly unique all night celebration. The crowd were great fun.”
Karl Hyde (Underworld): “Exit was in a extraordinary setting with so much diversity in one place and it reminded me of how festivals’ used to be in the 90′s. The history of the festival made it even more significant to be part of the event and the enthusiasm and energy with which we were greeted, was a humbling and emotional experience.”
Annie Mac (Radio 1): “Exit was unforgettable, the setting was spectacular, the line up was massive, (I will never forget that dance stage sound system as long as I live!) and the people were completely inspiring. It’s a truly special festival.”
About EXIT: More than Music…
As well as music, EXIT never forgets its beginnings and aims to evolutionize the revolution it started more than one decade ago with several key topics to improve the initiative, engagement and further development of young people. EXIT is the only music festival to be created as an effect of youth activism and aims to continue to mobilize public opinion and thought leaders in the field of youth development on a regional and global level.
On the opening day of the festival and the birthday of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest scientists and inventors of all time, an initiative for Serbia’s (re)branding took place with EXIT taking a leading role in promoting positive changes and the image of Serbia and the Balkan region to the world and boost its development in the fields of tourism and economy.
An agreement with the cooperation of the University of Novi Sad and EXIT was signed, with a goal to promote the importance of culture, science and education among the youth and society in general. A special tribute was paid to one of the biggest scientists and inventors of all time, the brilliant Nikola Tesla, whose name was featured on the name of the festival’s main stage, as well as the Tesla Corner, named after the famous Tesla Corner in New York City, where the visitors had the opportunity to interact with various experiments.
Through a series of public discussions, media articles, workshops, lectures by successful startups, Exit is encouraging young people to take destiny in their own hand and start their on start up business. Several workshops took place on festivals were mentors were giving free lecturing about various topics, including how to create/produce electronic music.
The leading European eco-conference Go Group in cooperation with the European Festival Association was also held, alongside a large number of socially responsible actions that were created during the festival, and whose results will come to life during the next edition of the festival.
Other projects EXIT is involved with are promoting positive role models for young people in the region and highlight all those young, talented, creative people who work hard everyday to make positive change in their own life and their community. Exit donated hundreds of free tickets to the best students, youth activists, young artists and young humanitarian workers.
EXIT. Where hedonism meets activism.