From the opening of EXIT to the end of the third day, over 155,000 fans had passed through the festival gates, united in their desire to dance as one each night! Superstar and hitmaker Alesso, the masked maestro Claptone, tech house leader Hot Since 82, jungle pop duo Sofi Tukker, queen of the regional music scene Senidah and many more shone brilliantly before an ecstatic audience last night! Saturday night fever permeated every corner of the Petrovaradin Fortress across more than 40 stages and zones!
Today, the invincible rap gods, Wu-Tang Clan, arrive at Gorki List Main Stage for the grand finale of the festival and the loudest celebration of hip-hop’s 50th birthday. With great pleasure, mts Dance Arena’s closing set is handed over to the most sought-after house collective today – Keinemusik. This extraordinary closing will follow live performances and sets by masters of electronic music, including Ben Böhmer, Agents Of Time, and Mind Against.
Incredible hitmaker Alesso, whose music can be heard on any radio station in the world, gifted EXIT’s audience with an hour and a half of non-stop dancing. The masked maestro Claptone took his place at the decks on Gorki List Main Stage, setting the sea of people before him ablaze! His identity may be a mystery, but it’s crystal clear from the first you hear him that this producer masterfully orchestrates the crowd. Jungle pop duo Sofi Tukker brought their unique energy and vibrancy, then shook the crowd with hits such as “Best Friend” and “Emergency,” and their rendition of “Matadora,” the theme song of the “White Lotus” series, caused a particular ruckus. After the performance, Sophie said, “I love this festival! I think it’s the most beautiful and interesting location in the whole world! I’m obsessed; I don’t want to leave!“
Saturday at Gorki List Main Stage was marked by strong, loud, and proud women. Senidah, Sajsi MC, Mimi Mercedez, and Kejt delivered fiery rhymes and the smoothest melodies. Tens of thousands of people overpowered Senidah with their voices on the opening lines of her hit “Behute,” and this intensity followed each of her songs from the fiercest lyrics to the gentlest. She showed both her strength and vulnerability, drawing adoration from the crowd, and once again justified her title as the queen of the regional music scene at EXIT.
Last night, mts Dance Arena was headlined by Hot Since 82, alongside the unique Brazilian superstar Vintage Culture, whose star shone at Exit for the first time, coinciding with his 30th birthday! The female indie-techno-house duo Gioli & Assia, rising American star Layla Benitez, and young Belgrade producer/DJ Mene added magic to the night. Local maestro Marko Nastić, whose music has traveled the world, laid down the final beats of Saturday night at EXIT.
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The absolute gods of rap, Wu-Tang Clan, arrive at Gorki List Main Stage tonight for the loudest end to this year’s EXIT and hip hop’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Alongside them, fans will hear New York rap legends Onyx, who headline the BLACKOUT30 Showcase, featuring the biggest names in regional and local hip hop. The incredible duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are also coming, as well as Turkish DJ and producer Mahmut Orhan.
EXIT has prepared one of the most memorable festival closings to date, featuring both powerful and gentle melodies. Live performances are brought specially for this occasion by global artists, the duo Agents Of Time and Ben Böhmer, as well as the Berlin electro band Gheist! The Mind Against duo will also perform; the unique Ukrainian artist 8Kays will premiere at the mts Dance Arena, while the day will open with a well-known name of the local scene, Goran Starčević. The always highly anticipated mts Dance Arena closing set will this year be remembered for the trio Keinemusik.
The audience of the Visa Fusion stage will be made to jump to exhaustion by bands The Toasters and Dry Cleaning, while they will greet the morning with the loud and raucous Prti Bee Gee. Arriving at the NSNS stage refreshed by Heineken Silver are Koboyo b2b Raven, Patrick Mason, and Anetha, who will bid farewell to the visitors of this stage, a hidden gem of electronic music at Exit.
In a bid to honor local artists who break the bounds of the local music scene with their lavish talent, EXIT and Gorki List have established the Beyond the Universe award. The first recipient of this accolade is local DJ and producer Nemanja Petković, a.k.a. Coeus.
One-day tickets are available at the festival gates.