Held each year at the 18th-century colossal Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad in Serbia, EXIT started as a student movement whose massive protests brought down the oppressive regime in Serbia. EXIT became the first mass event to gather people from all over the Balkans after a long decade of divisions.
In 2021, the festival marked its 20th anniversary. It went down in history as the first major festival in Europe to take place after the pandemic, with over 180,000 music lovers from more than 70 countries.
Celebrated as a place where hedonism meets activism, it is the social relevance of EXIT that has made it unique and globally recognized, hosting stars like Pet Shop Boys, Billy Idol, The Cure, The Killers, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Motörhead, Iggy Pop, David Guetta, Massive Attack, Liam Gallagher, Grace Jones, Fatboy Slim, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Migos, Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk, Korn, Moby, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Pulp, Jamiroquai, M.I.A., Slayer, Ellie Goulding, Hardwell, Avicii, and many others.
EXIT’s Dance Arena is considered as one of the best and biggest dance floors. Situated between the massive fortress walls, the mecca of electronic music welcomed so far Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Boris Brejcha, Charlotte de Witte, Artbat, Jeff Mills, Peggy Gou, and many, many more!
So far, EXIT hosted a worldwide audience of almost 3 million visitors from 70 different countries.
EXIT team organizes seven events in different locations in five countries in South-East Europe: Sea Star Festival (Umag, Croatia), EXIT Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia), Sunland Festival (Primorsko, Bulgaria), Sea Dance Festival (Budva, Montenegro), Revolution Festival (Timișoara, Romania), Ada Divine Awakening (Ada Bojana, Montenegro), and No Sleep Festival (Belgrade, Serbia).