Taking place from 7th to 10th July with 4 days of hot Serbian sunshine reaching temperatures of 30 degrees and endless blue skies, EXIT was the perfect festival holiday destination. By day – spending time leisurely cafe hopping in the picturesque city of Novi Sad, or splashing around in the River Danube on the beach at the EXIT Village to keep cool. And by night - over 45,000 people partied at the festival to see headline artists such as; Arcade Fire, Pulp. Editors, M.I.A, Santigold, Portishead and Grinderman. Saturday was sold out for Jamiroquai’s show and the festival celebrated its 2 millionth visitor!
Wowing the crowds, Editors were ecstatic – “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!”
While the legendary Dance Arena once again proved why it is one of the best in the world for electronic music fans with its incredible energy and an awe inspiring backdrop set in the moat of the 17th Century fortress walls. Artists such as Underworld, Deadmau5, Groove Armada, Fedde le Grand, DJ Sneak had the 20,000 strong crowd in the palm of their hands and sunrise was the perfect setting for the likes of Joris Voorn, Better Lost than Stupid, Rebel Rave and local hero’s Marco Nastic, Dejan Milicevic and Marko Miloslajvevic closing set.
“EXIT for me was, from start to finish, the perfect festival. I’ve always heard so much about it, always wanted to play there to see what it was like for myself, if it really lived up to all the hype. It was just one of the most enjoyable sets I’ve played personally as a DJ and as a music fan myself, the atmosphere was among the best in the world and the vibe and venue, they were something really unique that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. Hands down, one of my top 10 experiences so far, without a doubt”. Fedde le Grand
With 20 stages of various musical genres the atmosphere throughout was telling – there was even a zip line running through the night, a 3D stage and the view from the VIP terrace was breathtaking. But it would not be anything without the unique energy that is you – the festival go-ers! Hands down to you! Exit 2011 was indeed a truly inspiring event!!
Leading international TV channels were there to capture the essence of the festival that has been deemed one of the best in the world! Airing soon, more info to be released, be sure to catch it.
And for those not wanting to miss out on next year’s event, Exit have released a limited amount of 4 day festival tickets for 2012 at 2011 prices so be quick and buy them before they run out! £89 + b/f from www.etickets.to/exit Here’s to 2012!
“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.” Portishead
“The best festival ever on the planet, there’s none better.” Bad Religion
“We heard of Exit festival 5 years ago when Franz Ferdinand told us we must try and play it. Our headlining slot 5 years later lived up to all our expectations and more, it was a great moment when the crowd and band have that perfect link on what was a perfect evening. We hope to come again to the fortress of dreams..” Editors
“I had so much fun at Exit! It was great to be in Serbia for the first time. And to be back in front of an audience with a new band, new costumes, and NEW SONGS!” Santigold
“EXIT for me was, from start to finish, the perfect festival. I’ve always heard so much about it, always wanted to play there to see what it was like for myself, if it really lived up to all the hype. It was just one of the most enjoyable sets I’ve played personally as a DJ and as a music fan myself, the atmosphere was among the best in the world and the vibe and venue, they were something really unique that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. Hands down, one of my top 10 experiences so far, without a doubt.” Fedde le Grand
“It was an amazing experience: the extraordinary location, the crowd and performing on the main stage. A very relaxed atmosphere with people that above all love music and want to show it. One of the best and nicest festivals we ever played. Exit definitely deserves its high ranking in the international festival world” Kraak & Smaak
“We had an epic time at Exit this year, definitely one of the highlights of our summer season. The festival has a feel unlike any other festivals we have played, the all-nighter atmosphere and heat makes it quite something else. One of the top 5 best festivals in the world no doubt.’ Thank you Exit.” Hadouken!
“The invasion in Serbia was amazing. Space Invaders here know how to party! That was one of my best gigs in Europe. Thank you Exit Festival!” Joachim Garraud
“I must say a massive thank you to all of you lovely Serbian people that came along to our show on Saturday it was amazing and such a joy to play for you all!!!!!!! The show went amazingly well and I had such an amazing time and I am sure I don’t just speak for myself either. We would love to come back and do some more shows for you guys in the near future. I cant tell you how much i love your support for the band after all this time and the way that you love our music especially when we play live, we are at our most powerful then!!!!!!!!! Thanks for love for all these years and i love all you lovely people thank you so so much.” Derrick McKenzie, Jamiroquai
“Thank you EXIT, what an amazing and crazy festival. “Serbia you where beautiful (and hot) and so kind: We can’t wait to go back to Novi Sad!” Go Back to the Zoo
“Wow Exit Festival Dance Arena was f***kn sick! Thanks so much Exit!! Really one of the best stages round the world.” Digitalism
“Closing the first day of EXIT was fabulous, loved the sun shine in the morning!” Joris Voorn