Exit starts on the fortress around 6-7 pm, but it’s only a beginning. If you are truly fan of festivals, this is best time for you. There are several entrances and period “of mass crowd” (and I strongly recommend to avoid that time) is between 8-10pm.
Important fact you need to know is that by night there is more than 40 000 people there, in a small place,
so crowd is something you need to be prepared to. My point of view is – more people – better party 🙂
Main stage is the biggest stage (hosts biggest music stars), with second biggest – dance arena – just for electronic fan lovers.
Oh, my God folks… Even when I’m writing this, i have goosebumps.. To see sunrise from the up hilled fortress, dancing with party-friends from all over the world, right beside the Danube river… Priceless.
When I say from all over the world, I mean – biggest number of guests comes from UK (more than 15000), ex-Yugoslav countries, Spain, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Romania… but from Hong Kong, Australia, Canada etc. too.
English is those four days – official language. You can hear people all over the town speaking it. Serbs speaks English quite well. Younger better, older not so much (they learned, as a foreign language, mostly Russian and German). Do not hesitate to ask anyone what ever you need – people will surely help you! This is very important thing to say – because some people who comes to Serbia for the first time have some kind of prejudice about them (because of the near past – Yugoslav wars) – you need to know you are very welcomed and probably will be surprised with openness of the local Serbs.
Currency in Serbia is dinar and on Exit festival token. When you enter the fortress, you have exchange places to buy tokens – and don’t forget that, because, it’s only currency to buy drinks! You can easily exchange your currency into dinar in any of, I don’t know, thousands of exchange offices around Novi Sad. Currency is set by National Bank of Serbia – and all exchange offices are registered to transfer currencies – differences between same exchange rate is quite small in exchange offices. For example, if in one of them one euro costs 112.20 dinars – in other 113.
Novi Sad is covered by good city buses lines and there is no metro station in the city. Taxi’s are not expensive and it is always wise to ask someone which taxi firm is official Exit’s partner, ’cause it’s one of the cheapest. (Some taxi firms knows to rise their prices during festival occurs).
My suggestion is to walk. It’s really not so big city in which you’ll need some transportation all the time. Because of its planned architecture, everything is on some 20-30 minutes of walk.(I mean literary everything).
Huh.. I think I mentioned all really important tips for your first time coming to Exit festival, Novi Sad, Serbia. All you need to do is to maybe explore a little bit on line, and reserve the beginning of July. “State of Exit” is expecting you!