Exit Festival announce first acts for 2021


From 8th till 11th July 2021 EXIT will once again welcome people from over 100 countries to gather at one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe, set high on the banks of the river Danube in Novi Sad, Serbia.

First headliners that are revealed include one of the most influential music producers and Grammy awarded artist David Guetta, two-time leader of “Billboard’s” singles list and one of the biggest hip hop acts Tyga and DJ Snake, the author of many popular global hits and winner of two Billboard awards. A special moment is left for the finale end when one of world’s most in demand DJs Eric Prydz and the acclaimed electronic artist Four Tet will join forces for a special b2b set to create one of the most iconic closing performances at the spectacular mts Dance arena stage. Exit’s 20th anniversary simply couldn’t pass without the powerful Sepultura, a legendary metal band with fourteen albums and some of the riffs which have left a mark on rock music in general. After last year’s magnificent performance, Dax J is set to bring the flame of techno in a furious b2b with Kobosil. The line up will also feature the new generation of EXIT stars including german DJ and producer Boris Brejcha, indie heroes Metronomy, Grammy Award winner for lifetime achievement and live punk icon Marky Ramone, swedish rock sensation Thundermother, Denis Sulta, and leading regional music artist such as Laibach, Marko Nastić, Goblini, Massimo, Coeus, Kristijan Molnar b2b After Affair, Lag, Layzie, Runy, Space Motion. These are just the first round of confirmed acts, many new names and surprises will be announced soon.

David Guetta

Skepta and more added to Exit Festival 2019

Exit Festival’s latest announcement includes Skepta, UK’s king of rhymes who is seen as not just the rapper but an activist and the only MC who managed to popularize the London sound in United States! His fans include Mick Jagger, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Naomi Campbell, as well as A$AP Rocky, with whom he released the planetary hit “Praise the Lord“! The phenomenal IAMDDB is also coming from the British Isles, after being shortlisted by the BBC on their acclaimed Sound of 2019 list, so it’s only natural that her trap-jazz bangers “Shade”, “Drippy” and “Kurr£ncy” are a mainstay on the best hip-hop and R&B parties. In order to keep the Main Stage’s Sunday finale in the spirit of hip-hop, EXIT will host the master of live performances Desiigner, the creator of the decade’s most viral hip-hop song, “Panda”, which reached the tops of the American charts and has over a billion YouTube views to this day! This summer, EXIT will take place at the spectacular 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, from July 4 to 7 and still discounted tickets can be found at exitfest.org.

At a time when the music industry was turning its back on the street phenomenon of “grime”, Skepta became the best-known representative of the style that many call the new punk! It has been more than a decade since Skepta made everyone go nuts with the famous “Rolex Sweep” dance, after which came prestigious awards in the form of Mercury, BRIT, BET, MOBO and NME trophies, as well as the influential GQ list of best-dressed celebs. He was also featured on the cover of the famous mag last year, alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell, while the two were rumored to be in a relationship. Skepta is not afraid to take on burning social and political issues, as well as the hot topic of racism, which is why many refer to him as more than a rapper, but an activist. His rich biography lists colabs with names such as the great Mick Jagger, while Drake went as far as tattooing the initials of Skepta’s record label and collective “Boy Beter Know”. With the help of the megaproducer Pharrell Williams, he published his monumental “Konnichiwa” album three years ago, which consequently went gold in Britain and brought Skepta numerous accolades!

Hip-hop’s influential XXL magazine dubbed Desiigner one of the next big things in its “Freshman Class” list for 2016, and lo and behold, he published his huge hit “Panda” just a few months later, receiving the Billboard award for the best rap song, thus leaving Migos in the dust with “Bad and Boujee”, as well as Rae Sremmurd with his popular “Black Beatles” number! He was noticed by Kanye West who signed him to his record label, G.O.O.D. music, with new record-breaking tracks following, such as “Timmy Turner” and “Liife”, where he was joined by the trap legend Gucci Mane. Recently, he sent his fans in a frenzy thanks to brand-new singles “Soul” and “Earned It”!

Proof that Manchester is not just a city of Brit-pop comes in the form of a young artist dubbed IAMDDB, short for I Am Diana Debrito, who calls herself a “lovechild of trap and jazz”. This fearless lady found herself at the third place of the BBC “Sound of 2018” list, while her name was also listed on the acclaimed Forbes’ “30 under 30 Europe 2019” list.

This year, just as the name suggests, all genres will be thrown in the mix on the Addiko Fusion stage, including hip-hop, thanks to the announced arrival of the Balkans’ rap queen Sajsi MC and the beloved rap-trio Bad Copy! This “hip-hop festival within a festival” will carry on to Cockta Beats, the new hotspot for all hip-hop fans which will only feature performers of this genre! The mind-blowing line-up is currently lead by the biggest regional rap stars, Vojko V and Krešo Bengalka, popular regional bands Atlas Erotika, Bekfleš, Buntai, Hazze, High5, I.N.D.I.G.O, Krankšvester and 30Zona, as well as new talents, such as Klinac and Elon, whose star-studded career is more than guaranteed. The gang at the fortress will further gather the most popular DJ collectives and mix masters, such as Vatra, Cake Boys, FAM, Irie Scratch & Shorty P, Bajko Felix, DJ Laki & DJ Rokam, Palace, Traples, Luka Brasi, PLYZ, New Wave, In Da Klub, trepaj il krepaj, Vaske, Yung Rosh, Zimski and Lil Yung.!

EXIT tickets are available at exitfest.org, and for those who wish to bundle them with accomodation and local transfer, there are also packages starting at €135. Default accommodation is the festival camp located on the city beach, while hotels can be booked through EXIT’s official tourist agency at exittrip.org.

EXIT Festival will be held 4-7 July 2019 at Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, while the always diverse line-up will include The Cure, Greta Van Fleet, Carl Cox, Skepta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Snake, Desiigner, Lost Frequencies, IAMDDB, Sofi Tukker, Tom Walker, Maceo Plex, Charlotte De Witte, Boris Brejcha, Peggy Gou, Jeff Mills, Amelie Lens, Dax J, Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, Tarja Turunen, 65daysofstatic, The Selecter, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Whitechapel, Atheist Rap, Arcturus, Total Chaos and many more to come soon.

Bastille and Wiz Khalifa added to Exit Festival 2016

Exit Adventure adds Wiz Khalifa, Bastille, Stormzy and Lost Frequencies to the bill!

First lineup additions for Exit and Sea Dance festivals

One of the biggest hip-hop stars of today, Wiz Khalifa will perform Exit Festival on July 10th! Khalifa is at the peak of his ever-rising popularity after heading most of this year’s charts with “See You Again” which is one of three most viewed videos of all time! Adding up to three billion YouTube views, Pittsburgh rapper is one the most popular artists in the world known for collaborations with Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cirus, Maroon 5, Lily Allen, will.i.am, 50 Cent and numerous others. Khalifa has been nominated for ten Grammies, including the Song of the Year, which secured him a performance at Times Square NYE! Indie rock attraction Bastille are joining the Exit's bill for festival's openning on July 7th. The London-based quartet has swept the planet with their hit-singles "Pompeii", "Things We Lost in Fire" and "Oblivion", pushing their debut album "Bad Blood" to tje the top of the UK Albums Chart, followed by the BRIT award for the British Breakthrough Act. The world music scene eagerly awaits their new album, set to be released next year which only lucky fans at Glasto got to preview at a secret gig!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PnwEcdhO6co

The most talked about MC of this year, a MOBO award winner Stormzy will perform on July 10th July at Exit’s Main Stage. He owns the first ever freestyle single that entered UK chart’s Top 10. Stormzy's unstoppable force proved with his campaign to get his grime anthem “Shut Up” at the top of the UK Singles Chart on the week of Christmas Day, usually taken up by one of X Factor stars, such is Louisa Johnson who has already fallen behind him along with One Direction!

Exit Magic Adventure 2016 – New Lineup Additions:
Travellers for both Exit and Sea Dance are in for another ultimate X-Bass Adventure in partnership with UKF. The magical Petrovaradin Fortress will host Playaz 20th Anniversary lineup at Exit's opening night with DJ Hype, Ms. Dynamite and Sub Zero joining the bill. Exit will also host the most demanded DJ sets of Wilkinson, Modestep and Ivy Lab trio (Sabre, Stray and Halogenix). Festival goers at spectacular Jaz Beach are in for a treat as Andy C premieres at Sea Dance too with many more acts soon to be announced!

Fusion, the second biggest live stage at Exit, will host the forefathers of the dub genre, Dub Pistols on Saturday, 9 July! Last year, the band returned to the scene in grandiose style, "Return of the Pistoleros". The same place will be coloured by the sounds of the popular Dutch indie rock band Kensington, presenting their work to the audience on Friday, 8 July with their latest album “Rivals“.

One of the leading dubstep DJs and producers, Zomboy, continues his journey through the Exit Adventure and after this summer's smashing set Exit, he'll be heading south to Sea Dance, for an equally euphoric festival closure! After "Resurrected", an album that won the hearts of millions of fans, this 25-year old mixing virtuoso from England had the opportunity to collaborate on remixing some of the biggest players like DJ Fresh and Flux Pavilion, and of course, his mentor Skrillex!

The award-winning Sea Dance Festival will also have a grand opening with the Belge hitmaker Lost Frequencies making everyone singing on 14 July! Huge summer hits, "Are You with Me" and "Reality", will echo throughout the Adriatic coast in a special sunset set. These two singles were among some of the most listened tracks this year, joining the likes of digital chart toppers Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, Kygo and Feder!

Hardwell headlines Dance Arena at Exit 2015

EXIT Festival is proud to announce that the Number 1 DJ in the World Hardwell, will be coming to the Dance Arena this summer. The global superstar is set to take to the decks on Friday 10th July 2015, and will be bringing his signature sound to the Petrovaradin Fortress for the very first time. This top-selling hit-maker from the Netherlands remains the king of the global Top 100 DJ rank list for a second year running and is also the youngest ever holder of the coveted World’s No.1 DJ title. Having just this week released his debut album, Hardwell looks set to reach even greater heights than before and so we are delighted to have him play for us this year.

Hardwell’s unprecedented success story in the electronic scene doubles as a phenomenon which echoed through the world music industry. In the last couple of months, his producing skills secured the favours of the biggest global stars such as Rihanna, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and 30 Seconds to Mars. While Hardwell’s fame was fuelled by popular remixes, his enviable success was brought on by hit singles “Spaceman“, “Countdown“, “Jumper“, “Apollo“ and many more. Hardwell’s newest album “United We Are“ which features hit singles ‘Arcadia“, ‘Young Again“ and “Sally” , which we are will sound even better bouncing off the fortress walls in the legendary dance arena. 

Motorhead to rock Exit Festival 2015

One of the loudest hard rock bands of all time, MOTÖRHEAD, are finally coming to EXIT to play hits like ‘Ace of Spades’, ‘Rock Out’, ‘Killed By Death’, ‘Overkill’ and many others in ravenous rhythm! Motörhead were formed back in 1975 by bass player and singer Lemmy Kilmister and the current line up with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee can reflect on Motörhead’s 40th Anniversary next year. The band, who were just nominated for another Grammy Award for ‘Heartbreaker’ from their beststelling current album ‘Aftershock’ had persistently fought against any classification of their music and frontman Lemmy Kilmister always open the set with: “We are Motörhead. And we play rock’n’roll!“

The legendary hard rock band has a huge fan base all over the world and a highly productive career: back in the studio in January 2015 they will start working on their 22nd studio album to celebrate Motörhead’s 40th Anniversary, coming right up when they play the famous EXIT festival!

One of the most entertaining rock’n’roll bands in the world, the Californian EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, will perform for the first time in Serbia in celebration of EXIT’s 15th anniversary! The band has been successfully playing with the dirty rock aesthetic since 1998. Backed by their witty lyrics, videos and performances, they deconstruct stereotypes that were set by the hard riff sound. The band was formed by the mischievous rock’n’roll duo, the charismatic Jesse Hughes and the multitalented Josh Homme. Albums „Peace, Love, Death Metal“ (2004), ‘Death by Sexy’ (2006) and ‘Heart On’ (2008) launched them to the very top of the world riff scene, while hits like poput ‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)’, ‘I Got a Feelin (Just Nineteen)’, ‘Wannabe in L.A’, ‘Miss Alissa’, ‘Cherry Cola’, ‘Only Want You’ promise nothing short of an explosion of energy at the Petrovaradin Fortress.

Eagles of Death Metal announced a new, long-awaited album set to be released in 2015. Frontmen Jesse Hughes commented on this in a highly recognisable fashion: “Again, [we've] stolen a bunch of songs from the greatest rock bands in the world. So technically, this will be the greatest rock album ever made!“

The rock’n’roll giants will be joined by the local representatives. The new Serbian supergroup ŠKRTICE will perform in front of a world-class audience. The famous Serbian rock'n'roll frontman, Cane from Partibrejkersi, is joined by some of the finest Belgrade musicians. The supergroup's collaboration promises to open a new chapter in rock music.

One of the most influential hardcore/reggae bands in the region, EYESBURN, have been active for an incredible twenty years. Their labour of love is best witnessed by their instantly recognisable sound – which is no small feat. Their mixture of tight guitar riffs and reggae rhythms set them grossly apart from other bands. Eyesburn will once again show at EXIT why they became and managed to stay a symbol of an entire social and music movement in Serbia and in the Balkans.

Pet Shop Boys to open up Exit Festival 2014

The opening ceremony of the 15th edition of the best European festival, will be held by the Pet Shop Boys who are coming to EXIT’s Main Stage with an exquisite blend of unique stage set, lasers, extraordinary costume changes, original dance choreography and a plethora of hits.

The prodigious pop duo Pet Shop Boys, with over 50 million records sold, are entrenched in the Guinness book of records as the most successful duo in the history of British music. Their colossal career entails 12 studio albums, six Grammy nominations, over 20 music awards three of which are sacred Brit awards. Their stunning hits “It's a Sin", “West End Girls”, “Heart”, "Paninaro", "Domino Dancing" and "Se A Vida E" influenced a host of generations of music fans and gave pop music a distinct shade it exhibits today.

Reputable British Newspapers, The Telegraph and The Guardian wrote smashing five-star reviews of the duo’s show and album Electric, citing their “theatrical pop” performance. Neil McCormick even wrote for The Telegraph “Pet Shop Boys are moving forwards, taking their retro synths into a brave new digital age.”

The critically acclaimed “Electric” album is graced by almost unanimously favourable reviews worldwide and represents PSB’s return to dance music, as well as the best possible message to young bands playing electric music today – it’s not just about beats! Their melodies carry an almost haunting beauty, their lyrics are bustling with humour and subtle notes of nobility, and their entire show is set as an impeccable celebration of the ceremonious victory of spirit and mind over life’s not-so-pretty moments. These are the same values that EXIT has, and continues to, uphold and promote all these years.

Pet Shop Boys' show is designed by Es Devlin, a multi-award-winning artist, with extensive experience and projects under her belt in theatre, dance, film, opera, television, and concert. She has also worked with pop, rock, and rap artists – her lengthy list of performing artists includes, apart from Pet Shop Boys, stars such as Kanye West, Muse, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Lenny Kravitz, Goldfrapp, Take That…The collaboration between Pet Shop Boys and Devlin will provide EXIT this year with an incredulously one-of-a-kind, novel and epoch-making opening performance! 

EXIT Festival Announces Suede, Explosive Stage and UKF Pre Parties

Britpop icons Suede join EXIT Adventure for the 15th Edition to headline the Main Stage at EXIT Festival alongside the already announced Daman Albarn, Gloria Gaynor, Rudimental Live, Skrillex and Stromae.  Plus first acts for the Explosive Stage are revealed and three exciting pre parties in collaboration with UKF.

The 15th edition of the Best European Festival is celebrated by a big eight-day EXIT ADVENTURE that’s taking us to ROCK@EXIT festival on 11th June 2014, at the Petrovaradin fortress in Novi Sad, only to continue to EXIT festival held on the same spot from 10th to 13th July, only to top it all off with SEA DANCE festival from 15th to 17th July at the Jaz beach, one of the most beautiful, smooth silky sand beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

EXIT also won the most prestigious festival award this year, ‘Best European Festival’, with the help of more than 620 000 votes from all over the world, in a category pitted against 360 festivals from 34 countries.

Come and join the Adventure!

Eccentric icons of new glam rock and heroes of the 90s pop scene, SUEDE, with the charismatic Brett Anderson at their front, are coming to Serbia for the first time as headliners of EXIT’s Main Stage on Sunday, 13th July.Mercury Music Prize winners and authors of epic hits ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Trash’, ‘Animal Nitrate’,‘The Wild Ones’, will play their greatest hits, as well as songs from their latest, sixth album “Bloodsports.” Q magazine named it one of the best albums of 2013. The final day of the festival will be the perfect time for Anderson’s fans to reminisce why they had huge crushes for him and sway gently to the rhythm of the electrically charged songs of these British seducers.

Brace yourselves for an extreme sound at Petrovaradin fortress because EXIT’s most fire-starter stage is coming back with a bang! The four days of Explosive will host more than 36 bands from 14 countries, from guerrilla underground to worldwide renown mainstream names. The energy levels of EXIT adventure are so high that last year’s Riffs&Beats stage exploded, massively expanding into an even more vehement program at Explosive stage. The stage that’s coming back hammer and tongs will fuel all fans of metal, punk, rock, and hardcore with bands like SABATON, MADBALL, 7 SECONDS, ARKONA, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, HELLER, HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH, JAMBINAI and many others!

Since making a firm party pact last year, EXIT and UKF’s X-Bass night schedule takeovers are swiftly becoming the stuff of festival legend. With revelations of this year’s line-up still rumbling along all the right channels, this year the relationship is set to go next level.

Each night between July 10-13 UKF and EXIT will be home to THE biggest names in all genres of dance music: Rudimental, Adventure Club, Andy C, Gorgon City, TC, Sub Focus, Pretty Lights, Fred V & Grafix, My Nu Leng, Koven, Dub FX, Dimension, Shadow Child and Jaguar Skills are all signed, sealed and ready to deliver throughout each night at the event.

To get into the party spirit, UKF, EXIT and surprise members of this white-hot line-up will be colliding one week before the event to host three very special launch events in three of the UK’s most discerning party cities between July 2-4: London, Bristol and Brighton. No line-up announcements, just three unique events where anything can – and will – happen.

London’s Corsica Studios, Bristol Exchange and Audio Brighton: Each venue handpicked for its intimate, instant-shindig atmosphere, these events will be three one-off parties with some serious huge talent guesting the controls. And they’ll cost no more than £10.

Whether you’re heading to Serbia or not, these launch parties cannot be missed. Just take one look at the X-Bass line-up again and start speculating now!

Exit Festival Dance Arena Back to Back Grand Finale announced

One of the greatest duos in the history of dance and electronic music and winners of the highly coveted Grammy award, DEEP DISH, are reunited once more after six years apart, and one of their must-see gigs is happening at the Dance Arena! They last played EXIT together in 2008 and now Sharam and Dubfire grace us with their presence again. The Iranian-American duo won over the house scene from the moment they met in the ‘90s. They’ve been awarded the music industry’s hallowed Grammy for their remix of Dido’s “Thank You” and all their past work lead to this quote from the Rolling Stones: “There’s probably no greater DJ duo than Deep Dish!” We couldn’t agree more!

BETTER LOST THAN STUPID or more commonly known as Squillace-Buttrich-Tanzmann are the freshest heavy-weight collective that sprouted up from the lines of house and techno DJs and they’ve been playing as this unique back2back2back collective since 2010. As solo performers, these musicians had their hands play on turntables of the world’s top clubs and festivals, while their gigs as Better Lost Than Stupid are almost religiously exclusive and redefine the very definition of a DJ set, especially the way they flirt with “live” gigs supported by Buttrich’s rich experience with equipment for live electronic gigs and Squillace’s and Tanzmann’s studio wisdom.

Newcomers JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE have not only set into motion one of the most attractive British music labels, Moda, but have also thrown parties worldwide, had live gigs on BBC Radio 1, launched the Moda Black label, produced a cover CD for Mixmag, and held two of the most important residencies in the world: We Love… Space in Ibiza and Fabric in London. Publishing music by renowned artists like Maxxi Soundsystem and Eats Everything, Jaymo and Andy George achieved acclaim by discovering upcoming young talent like Hot Since 82, Mia Dora and Disclosure. They now are to make their debut on the Dance Arena Stage in a special Jaymo vs Andy George set. 

Equally, after bonding over hamburgers at the end of 2011, WAZE & ODYSSEY went from an anonymous Soundcloud profile to one of the most exciting electro performers in 12 months. During that turbulent time they released plenty of critically acclaimed singles for Wolf Music, Disco Bloodbath and Throne of Blood; They remixed artists like Disclosure and T.E.E.D.; had gigs on all continents and became regulars in shows by Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Skream & Benga, with further support coming from numerous club DJs – from Ralph Lawson and Starslinger to Duke Dumont and Horse Meat Disco. Their sound resonates with what is popular all over the continent and having one of the most popular Ibiza smashes of last summer, the Dance Arena is pleased to welcome Waze vs Odyssey to kick off Sunday night proceedings.

The EXIT MAINSTAGE will also have electronic music fans dancing with delight as headliners Rudimental and Skrillex take to the stage. EXIT will once again be the 'Fortress of Bass' with a second year partnership with the world renowned bass music champions UKF who will once again be taking full responsibility for the Main Stage X Bass program from 1am right the way through to EXIT’s iconic fortress sunrise. Promising to blow up the EXIT backline are none other than Adventure Club, Andy C, Dimension, Dub FX, Fred V & Grafix feat MC Dynamite, Gorgon City, Jaguar Skills, Koven LIve, My Nu Leng, Pretty Lights live visuals show, Shadow Child, Sub Focus, TC and many more!


Thursday: Disclosure presents WildLife: 

Friday: Carl Cox vs Friends:

Saturday: Saturday Night Fever

Sunday: B2B Grand Finale

BETTER LOST THAN STUPID – Davide Squillace Vs Martin Buttrich Vs Mathias Tanzmann JAYMO VS ANDY GEORGE

Massive Back To Back DJ Set’s announced for Exit Festival

This years Exit Festival brings some of the biggest names in dance music together for a batch of back to back DJ sets.  The Summer Festival Guide has the complete set lineup which will set the Exit Festival Dance Arena on fire.

Afrojack is one of the hottest EDM music maestros, and most influential DJs and producers. At just 26 this young man accomplished a lot! He’s got a Grammy under his belt, and has been in the top 10 best DJs list for three years by DJ Magazine; Forbes tips him as the seventh most paid DJ on the planet, and he’s even dated Paris Hilton! His awesome track "Selecta" brought together the young Dutchman with his country-man Quintino, so their duo set is going to show just who reigns the EDM scene.

Two of the hottest DJs of the moment, Maceo Plex and Danny Daze found out they shared the same urge to get people dancing. Maceo Plex's cuban heritage fits perfectly with the Cuban influences that, along with Italo disco and techno, make up  Danny Daze's sets. This duo collaborated before and pushed tracks under the combo-alias 'Jupiter Jazz', and they're definitely the hottest, most-wanted thing happening in electronic music right now.

We promised we'd get exclusive b2b sets at Dance Arena for our 15th EXIT jubilee, but we're going to do one better – our festival will be the place where the divergent come together in confluence; where the electro colossi that never performed and for the first time ever, step together onto the same mix-table. Those colossi are none other than Tiga and DJ Hell! Tiga, the author of monumental hits like "Sunglasses at Night" and "You Gonna Want Me",  and our dear friend of the festival and a welcome guest, will go head-to-head with the owner of the International DeeJay Gigolo label and one of the most creative and best german DJs ever – DJ Hell! Hell has a reputation that proceeds him and his first ever performance on the Dance Arena is certainly been hotly anticipated.


We have the highest honour of welcoming two exceptionally irresistible dames this year, who both have an uncanny infatuation with the dance floor and house music – Heidi and Kim Ann Foxman. No stranger to the Dance Arena, Heidi is infectious as she is passionate. To truly feel the insatiable passion Heidi has for music, you need only listen to her show on BBC Radio 1, or just visit one of the many Jackathon parties organised worldwide. If by any chance you're unable to do that, Dance Arena will be more than happy to oblige. Kim Ann Foxman is better known to some as the ex-member of Hercules & Love Affair, but she-s been devoted 100% to her gigs – from Tokyo to Cologne to Chicago – all the while ranking up her reputation as one of the most interesting house players in the scene. These ladies are going to be delighting us with their performance and this will be one set that will be truly spectacular.

Afrojack vs Quintino, Carl Cox vs Danny Tenaglia, Ben Klock vs Marcel Dettmann, Carl Craig vs Green Velvet, Dusky vs Paul Woolford, Eats Everything vs Cassy, Heidi vs Kim Ann Foxman, Maceo Plex vs Danny Daze, Tiga vs DJ Hell, Jackmaster & Oneman presents 'Can U Dance' with more to be announced and not forgetting Disclosure presents Wildlife making the Dance Arena the place to be this summer!

Carl Cox brings his friends to Exit Festival

On Friday, July 11th, the Dance Arena of the EXIT festival will again have the highest class of honour to host the famous 'Carl Cox vs Friends' night. Not only was EXIT one of the first festivals to host this concept in 2005, but since then it has been presented at the biggest world festivals, and it's made up of carefully selected representatives of the new waves of electronic music, as well as the genre's greats that tickle Cox’s fancy!

Carl Cox is coming back to the Petrovaradin Fortress to defend his title as one of the best in class, mind-shattering DJs ever, and to shatter the ground under Dance Arena gladiator’s feet once again. Everyone's memory is entrenched with his legendary b2b gig (VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1iAf7Ig) with Green Velvet in 2009 when he performed wearing a t-shirt that wrote 'Dance Arena Saved My Life.', Cox is excited for this year’s edition and said this about his colossal gig: “Cannot wait to get back and do it all over again. It was truly amazing the last time around. :) x”

There aren't a lot of things this man hasn't done yet – there's the cult residency in Ibiza that’s been going on for 13 years now; two DJ sets at the beginning of the new millennium – in two different time zones; a gig in front of 1 500 000 people at the Love Parade in Berlin… all the while spreading his venerable message of love for music and life. This year he’s bringing his group of music friends to make the loudest, biggest party that’ll last until the soothing light of a summer’s day dawn.

A music ambassador, acid house veteran, techno champion and father of the British rave scene, Carl Cox, together with the best NY DJ who has more than 200 production works, the legendary Danny Tenaglia, will battle out one of the most exclusive electronic music b2b sets at this year’s EXIT! These two giants with careers that lasted longer than tree decades will definitely give the best Dance Arena in the world a new dimension of unforgettable fun.

Two of the hottest guys in techno at the moment, Ben and Marcel, based in Berlin, the indispensable ingredient of the scene this city helped flush out, and two of the most important names in newer history of techno music, are coming for the first time to the Dance Arena to show why their six hour sets, sometimes even twelve hour marathons in the cult club Berghain are one of the most anticipated events in the calendar of every Berlin clubber.

This dynamic duo are going to set alight the foundations of the fortress. Eats Everything is renowned for his forward thinking underground sets, while also boasting remixes for Jamie Jones, Four Tet, Adam F and having his records played by the likes of Seth Troxler, Skream to Redlight. He was awarded 'Best British DJ in 2011' and stands to true form with this accolade. Catherine Britton aka Cassy the Caribbean-born and British-raised resident of the famous club Panoramabar in Berlin, Cassy has worked so far in her career with huge names such as Luciano, Mathew Jonson, Ricardo Villalobosa and Steve Bug. This is of the most interesting pairings, and will be a sure delight!

Planetary Assault Systems is the most influential alias of the famous techno representative, Luke Slater who's been dominating the techno scene for more than twenty years now. Luke is a master of the dynamic futuristic techno, and his last two albums under this alias were published under the important Berlin label Ostgut Ton. He’s coming to EXIT with his exceptional and dynamic live gig and is going to blow minds away both sonically and visually. We can’t wait. This year's Exit Dance Arena is set to be one of the most remembered in dance music history. Stay tuned for the rest of the line up revealed over the next few weeks.

Damon Albarn, Carl Cox vs Danny Tengalia, Disclosure LIVE, Rudimental LIVE, Skrillex LIVE, Ben Klock vs Marcel Dettmann, Carl Craig vs Green Velvet, Dub FX, Dusky vs Paul Woolford, Eats Everything vs Cassy Jackmaster & Oneman presents ‘Can U Dance’, Koven LIVE, Planetary Assault Systems LIVE,