Decade-long record breaking number of visitors for one of the most popular European festivals
After four splendid days and nights in Serbian city of Novi Sad, Exit Festival’s grand, 15th birthday bash has ended. From 9 to 12 July, around 190.000 people entered through the festival gates, making it an official record for Exit in this decade.
Another record was broken on Saturday with Manu Chau, John Newman and Martin Garrix headlining for the biggest number of daily visits – over 52.000 visitors entered the festival site which beats the previous record of 49.000 in 2007.
John Newman commented after his set via Twitter ” Thank you Serbia/Exit Festival last night was mind numbing! We broke the record together!!”
This year’s Exit Festival hosted performances by Emeli Sande, Motorhead, Hardwell, Manu Chao, Martin Garrix, John Newman, Capital Cities, Faithless, Milky Chance, Tom Odell, Eagles of Death Metal, Fear Factory, Chris Liebing, Dixon, Adam Beyer, Leftfield, Oliver Heldens, Roni Size Reprazent, Zomboy, Goldie, Enei, Dirtyphonics, Nuclear Assault, Breakage, Terror, Octave One, Tale of Us, Simian Mobile Disco, Kolsch, Klangkarussell, Napalm Death, 1000mods, Clockwork & Avatism, Paceshifters, High Roll, Bas Mooy and more than 500 artists at 20 different stages at the magnificent and colossal Petrovaradin fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Four nights of stunning fireworks over the gargantuan moats and a top of the line lightshow, engineered carefully to run the program comprised of countless music genres and styles with a timetable that stretched from 7pm to 8am and the campsite on a huge sandy beach at one of the best spots at Danube, made Exit once more a truly remarkable experience on a global festival scene.
Exit Adventure comprised of two festivals in two neighbouring countries, both run by Exit Team, due to great interest in the second Sea Dance festival at Jaz Beach, is also about to break a record by 19 July! Exit Adventure now moves to Jaz, the most beautiful European beach according to Lonely Planet poll, for the second edition of the officially Best European Medium-sized Sea Dance festival held from 15 to 19 July. The big sand cove by historic town of Budva in Montenegro, during four days and nights, will witness performances by the likes The Prodigy, Rosin Murphy, Rudimental, Sigma, Wilkinson, Gramatik, Bondax, Flight Facilities, Noisia, Modestep, James Zabiela, Kim Ann Foxman, Dubioza Kolektiv, Viva Vox, and countless other performers at day and night parties at the Adriatic Sea.
Watch some of the live performances here:
FAITHLESS – We come 1
EMELI SANDE – Read All About It
MOTORHEAD – Ace of Spades
JOHN NEWMAN – Love Me Again
Artist Twitter Quotes:
Thank you Serbia/Exit Festival last night was mind numbing! We broke the record together!!
Huge thanks to everyone that came to see us at @ExitFestival last night, we love you!
Really happy to be in Serbia at @ExitFestival tonight …playing from 3:30 till Sunrise.
Exit Festival /Novi Sad, Serbia thank you!
Thank you very much for looking after us exit festival xxxxxxxxxxx
Hvala Exit Festival!
Yesterday was awesome, I played during sunset at @ushuaiaibiza and during sunrise at @ExitFestival Serbia I had so much fun!
First time ever playing in Serbia. First time ever at Exit Festival. Great hospitality and an amazing.
Thank you Exit Festival for this crazy experience, I loved it!
Woah. Thank you Serbia. Didn’t see that coming!
Tonighttttt returning to @ExitFestival Serbia first time in 5 years, fucking love it here
EXIT started off humbly but bravely back in 2000 when it was a student movement fighting for freedom and democracy in Serbia. Evolving from the student protests of 2000, the expression of rebellious spirit of young people in Serbia and fighting for political change and freedom. In addition, EXIT has played a vital role in bringing together the new nations of former Yugoslavia, war-torn by the events at the end of last century. It is the social importance of the Festival that made it unique and globally recognized.
EXIT is a non-corporate event with a unique history, proving that music is a universal language that can connect and bring people together to make the world a better place. EXIT is more than just a music festival, where hedonism meets activism as EXIT continues to evolve and bring like-minded people together. Exit also supports many community and humanitarian missions.
Today, EXIT is globally acknowledged as one of the most popular European music festivals winning the highly coveted title of ‘Best Major Festival’ at the 2014 European Festival Awards and reflects how EXIT has grown over the years attracting a global audience of 2.5 million visitors from 60 different countries. What was once a movement is now one of the most prestigious music events in the world!
EXIT where hedonism meets activism.