EXIT Festival–Where hedonism meets activism. This year’s fest has added some huge heavy hitters to its 2016 lineup, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, James Zabiela and more. That’s in addition to the already stacked lineup featuring headliners like Grammy-nominated singer, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, and rapper Wiz Khalifa, among other artists across all genres. This year, EXIT Festival will take place from July 7-10 and host some of the biggest acts, along with up and coming stars. For an independent festival, EXIT has amassed a substantial amount of fans throughout its last 15 years. Its popularity is partly because of the insane talent they bring each year, but the picturesque setting doesn’t hurt. The festival is held in The Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia on an 18th century fortress on the Danube River. I mean, what other festivals can claim such a unique grounds? On top of the scenic backdrop, awesome lineup, are the affordable ticket prices. There is no reason not to attend. Exit Festival is only the beginning to an unforgettable adventure–EXIT Magic Adventure.
This year’s latest Exit lineup additions are unexpectedly epic and we can’t wait to experience their sets, along with the rest of the talent set to take the stage at this year’s legendary EXIT Festival.
EXIT FESTIVAL 2016 // ADDED ARTISTS
The most sought after world’s DJ duo, a name leading the DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announced a true spectacle at Exit Dance Arena and officially confirmed that their massive performance will be taking place Thursday, July 7. Their popularity and status as mainstay DJs of the genre is easily confirmed by the 40,000 tickets that were sold in only 40 minutes for two of their three sold out nights at the Belgian Sportpaleis arena, breaking monumental records held by mega superstars like Madonna and U2! After 10 first places in a row, the biggest shop for online electronic music, Beatport, named the duo Performers of the Year, and now they’re going to be making their appearance at EXIT Festival. Their smashing hits “Tsunami”, “Mammoth”, as well as numerous recorded performances have accumulated almost over a billion views on YouTube alone. Known for being top-class remixers, Dimitri and Mike have collaborated with other huge performers of today, including Calvin Harris, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, as well as some of this year’s Exit talents such as Kensington and Feder. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, also known for their spectacular performances at some of the most world-renowned festivals, clubs, and arenas all over the world, will welcome all gathered electronic music lovers at the opening night of the festival. This year, introducing the visually new and improved Dance Arena.
Check out the Tomorrowland madness below to see what you’re in store for. Add the new and improved arena and scenic nature of the festival itself and this one’s a no brainer.
On Friday, July 8, the Dance Arena welcomes another act—one with vertiginous popularity making his debut for the first time in this region, the Italian tech-house duo better known as Mind Against, signed for the giants “Life & Death” who gave us yet another Italian DJ duo, Tale of Us. Deeper notes on the Arena on Friday are reserved for an extremely rare act, a b2b duo, which consists of the Argentinian maestro Hernan Cattaneo and the Spanish innovator Henry Saiz—a set you will NOT want to miss. Thus, preparing all of us, as well as the venue itself this year to a state of overload, when the impeccable mix virtuoso, James Zabiela, will undoubtedly take charge over the deck! One of the hottest tracks today, “How Deep is Your Love” will surly echo loudly through the Arena with the addition of the co-authors (along with Calvin Harris) of the smash hit, the London trio Disciples, also known for their impeccable deep-house sets and wild production.
These additions to the bill are sure to have you singing along ecstatically, filling the Arena with an indescribable energy characteristic of EXIT.
SO, I WENT TO EXIT FESTIVAL AND AM CRAVING MORE, WHAT DO I DO?
The fun doesn’t end there! This year’s Exit Festival—only the beginning of the epic Exit Magic Adventure—will be held from July 7th-10th at the aforementioned legendary Petrovaradin Fortress. After that, the madness ensues with Exit Magic Adventure, moving to the Adriatic Sea to kick off the third annual Sea Dance Festival, held from July 14th-16th. From Novi Sad’s unbelievable fortress to the stunning Jaz Beach in Montenegro. This festival package highlights the incredible landscape of both neighboring countries, whilst providing music that keep the people moving, notorious for their diverse lineups. This is an award-winning summer music festival that you’ll be sorry you missed.
Confirmed acts include: Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa, Bastille, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Stormzy, Lost Frequencies, Solomun, Robin Schulz, Nicky Romero, Ms. Dynamite, Zomboy, Wilkinson, Mind Against, Disciples, Dub Pistols, Kensington, Feder, Sam Feldt, DJ Hype, Andy C, Modestep, Ivy Lab, Sub Zero, Hernan Cattaneo b2b Henry Saiz, James Zabiela, Tomm**y Four Seven, Antigone, Francois X and Shlømo.
You can check out the EXIT 360 video below and if that doesn’t convince you, I’m not sure what will. I know I’m sold.
OKAY, I’M DOWN, NOW WHAT?
Join the EXIT Adventure (if you can handle it, that is). In comparison to the outrageous prices of other festival tickets, EXIT’s festival packages, which include tickets, flights, shuttle and camping have never seemed more affordable. Find out more about the festival packages and tickets below–and hurry because as the lineup continues to heat up, ticket and package sales begin to soar. Now would be the time to book a flight!
Ticket & Travel Packages:
- Exit Adventure Packages: includes tickets for both Exit and Sea Dance festivals, round trip flights, shuttle and camps begin at £399;
- Exit Package alone is £349
- Sea Dance Package: included Sea Dance festival ticket, flights, shuttle and camp go from £319.
- Promo tickets for Exit Festival are available at the special price of £79+b/f
- Exit Adventure promo tickets go for £99+b/f.
- EXIT Adventure VIP Gold Ticket for £250.00 +b/f
- EXIT Festival VIP Gold Ticket for £250.00 +b/f.
Promo Tickets to Exit Festival are available online at www.exitfest.org/en/tickets. By snagging them today, you can save up to 60% off of the final ticket price in July. For accommodation and travel arrangements, check out Exit’s official tourist agency, ExitTrip: official website here: www.exittrip.org/en.
By FestPop Senior Editor & Social Media Director