EXIT Festival today unveils the second wave of acts set to perform at this year’s edition, which takes place from 6-9 July 2017, in Serbia.
British soul musician Rag’n’Bone Man is heading to Exit Main Stage on Sunday, July 9th. Author of one of the greatest hits in the world at the moment, “Human”, audiences and critics alike have been won over by the combination of his deep voice, sincere lyrics and raw emotion. Having already won this year’s BRIT award in the Critics’ Choice category and been nominated in the British Breakthrough Act category, not to mention one of the Sony’s executives stating that “Human”, out on February 10th, will be one of the best-selling albums of the year, many see 2017 as Rag’n’Bone Man’s year.
On Friday, July 7th, EXIT Dance Arena will host two of the undisputed leaders of the world house scene, Solomun and Dixon, in a special, three-hour back2back set! On July 8th, the official Faithless DJ Set will be brought by Sister Bliss herself, the author of this cult band’s greatest hits, while the same stage will welcome the Aussie hit trio, RÜFÜS, on July 6th.
Arising from the hip-hop scene, bluesman with a characteristic voice, Rag’n’Bone Man is recognizable for his piercing and numerous tattoos, as well as height, and among friends and fans he is known as the “gentle giant”. His song, “Human”, already has over 125 million YouTube views, and a week ago his new song, “Skin”, came out, already up in the millions even before he official video, just like his debut single, “Lay My Body Down” from 2014. His fans include the great Elton John, who has been very public in his praises, just like it was the case with Ed Sheeran, who soon after sold out his first stadiums!
Longtime friends, Solomun and Dixon, are among the top five on the list of the revered Resident Advisor DJ Poll, with Dixon holding the throne for a record-breaking four years in a row! Both are among the top five on another prestigious list, that of the Beatport website, with Solomun on the top spot! They are the owners of the two most successful labels in the last few years, Innervisions (Dixon) and Diynamic (Solomun), publishing anthologies of today’s electronic music.
Sister Bliss, the music force behind the legendary band Faithless, is one of the most important people of the British electronic scene. This talented multi-instrumentalist started her career as one of the first female house DJs in Britain, and created the revolutionary new sound with Faithless. The result of it all is six top 10 singles and over 15 million records sold, numerous awards and gigantic hits such as “Insomnia”, “Salva Mea”, “God is a DJ” and “We Come 1”.
The electronic trio RÜFÜS has already achieved notable success in their native Australia, where their debut album, “Atlas” finished first on top lists, and this was replicated with their second album, “Bloom”, at the start of 2016. They have received numerous awards, thanks to the hits such as “You Were Right”, “Take Me”, “Innerbloom” and many others with millions of YouTube views!
Golden VIP tickets for EXIT are on sale!
EXIT Festival tickets are on sale now from 99 EUR +b/f (www.exitfest.org), and as of today VIP Gold tickets for the entire festival are available for 250 EUR, as well as VIP GOLD Dance Arena, at the price of 150 EUR. This year connects four regional festivals in a unique EXIT Summer of Love 2017. First in line is Sea Star which is held on May 26th and 27th in Umag, followed by the Revolution Festival in Timisoara, on June 2nd and 3rd, and right after the EXIT Festival, held between July 6th and 9th, the fourth edition of the Sea Dance Festival is waiting, from July 13th to 15th!
Just a short ride away from the Serbian capital Belgrade, the magical Petrovaradin Fortress set high on the banks of the river Danube in Novi Sad provides the perfect setting for the EXIT Festival. Started as a student protest in 2000 fighting for political change and freedom, EXIT continues to spread positive vibes, promoting change and positive education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions, while throwing a damn good party. The award winning festival has something for music lovers of all genres with a diverse mix of artists performing on numerous stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels. Also renowned for it’s amazing atmosphere and energy the Dance Arena champions the who’s who in the electronic music world set in the awe inspiring moat of the fortress, it’s that special moment when the sun’s rays shine over the fortress walls and your favourite tune is belting through the soundsystem and into your soul! EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experiences in Europe so keep your eyes peeled for the first acts to be announced soon. EXIT. Where hedonism meets activism.
Exit Festival takes place from 6-9 July 2017. 4-day tickets from £79 available at exitfest.org.