Exit’s cross-genre intersection, bringing loud guitars, rockers, trappers, DJs, and fierce MCs to one place – the iconic Visa Fusion stage, has just received a powerful boost. From July 6 to 9, Petrovaradin Fortress will welcome the British post-punk sensation Dry Cleaning, the Dutch Rudeboy and DJ DNA, who will perform songs by the cult Urban Dance Squad, leading local and regional artists, including Nikola Vranjković, Bojana Vunturišević, Zagreb’s Porto Morto, as well as Novi Sad’s own Atheist Rap and Pero Defformero. The up-and-coming talent will be represented by the local crowd favorite Dzipsii, the Slovenian Freekind, the Russian Ploho and Spasibo, as well as the finalists of this year’s HEMI music awards – the Romanian band K not K, the Macedonian group Dina Jashari & Drugari, the Czech project Badfocus and the Estonian artist Manna.
They all come together for one of the most diverse Visa Fusion stage lineups to date, alongside the previously announced performers headlined by American ska legends The Toasters, Sunshine, Mortal Kombat, Prti Bee Gee, Hiljson Mandela, Z++, Smoke Mardeljano & Ajs Nigrutin, Kendi, Crni Cerak & Lacku, and Zoe Kida!
On the first day of the festival, Thursday, July 6, one of EXIT’s oldest stages, combining the colors of the region and the whole world, will host Rudeboy, the frontman of the cult Dutch rap-rock group Urban Dance Squad, who will perform with the band and DJ DNA. Urban Dance Squad has had a special connection with the Serbian audience for more than 26 years since the release of their concert album “Beograd Live.“ Adding to the loud sound of the first night are the five-member Belgrade band Mortal Kombat and the Novi Sad outfit Pero Defformero. From Slovenia comes the outstanding neo-R’n’B/soul duo Freekind, arriving at the EXIT festival straight from a marathon European tour. Furthermore, we have the Russian post-punk/new wave band Ploho and the Czech project Badfocus, blending rave and meditation into an extraordinary musical experience!
On Friday, July 7, the Belgrade crossover masters Sunshine will appear on the Visa Fusion stage. They will celebrate three decades of existence with the “Priđi mi ti” tour, with one of its main shows taking place at the Petrovaradin Fortress. On the same day, EXIT Universe will shine with the light of Zemlja gruva vocalist and author of the big hit “Žena dete,“ Zoe Kida, the Beovision contestant who won the hearts of the local audience with the song “Greh“ – Dzipsii, one of the region’s leading trap groups, Crni Cerak & Lacku, the rapper Kendi and the emerging Macedonian band Dina Jashari & Drugari.
Saturday, July 8, brings a colorful array of genres and leading artists from across the country and the region. The legendary Nikola Vranjković is coming to the Visa Fusion stage, performing songs that are experienced intimately, like a journey through one’s own thoughts and experiences. Bojana Vunturišević, widely considered one of the most notable phenomena in the recent history of Serbian pop music, brings her new album “Ljubav,“ as well as the well-known “Kese etikete“ and “Daljine.“ The eclectic alternative band Porto Morto, trap star Hiljson Mandela and the popular Z++ are coming from Zagreb, with the program of the third evening completed by Estonian artist Manna and the Russian indie rock band Spasibo.
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On Sunday, July 9, Visa Fusion stage will be home to British post-punk band Dry Cleaning. This outfit has stood out on the world music scene in recent years with albums “New Long Leg“ and “Stumpwork,“ but also with its unique, raw sound and energetic live performances. On the same day, American ska legends The Toasters will perform on one of the oldest festival stages, along with the iconic Novi Sad band Atheist Rap, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic debut album „Maori i Crni Gonzales,“ at the EXIT Festival, with a specially prepared set list in honor of the occasion. Prti Bee Gee, Smoke Mardeljano, and Ajs Nigrutin will deliver the old-school hip-hop sound on the last day of the festival at Fusion, while the program will also include the Romanian duo K not K, bringing a refreshed sound of the early eighties.
From July 6 to 9, with the support of Gorki List, EXIT Universe will welcome the headliners of the world’s most sought-after tour, The Prodigy, rap gods Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy record holder Skrillex, as well as Eric Prydz, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Indira Paganotto, Alesso, Viagra Boys, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Claptone, Keinemusik, Michael Bibi, Hot Since 82, CamelPhat, Ben Böhmer live, Agents Of Time live, Mind Against, Chase & Status, Sofi Tukker, LF System, Mahmut Orhan, Burak Yeter, Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Carlita, Patrick Mason, Partiboi69, Koboyo, Raven, X-Coast, Ignite, Wolfbrigade, Midnight, Cockney Rejects, Exciter, Massacre, The Toasters, and many others.
Festival tickets are available at promotional prices of 138 BGN and with a saving of 40 percent compared to the final price, while one-day tickets can be purchased at a price of 70 BGN. At the moment, the current and favorite “4+1 offer”, in which for buying four tickets, you get the fifth one as a gift! The offer lasts until June 7 at the latest or until the stock runs out. Tickets can be purchased on the festival website, as well as at Bilet.bg sales points and online.