Founded in 2000., it was a form of a political rebel of youths in Serbia against, at the time, leading government. It was considered to be some kind of the cultural transformation of the society into democracy.
Name “Exit”, as I see the things, means escape from the situation in which young people were living for one whole decade.
Like every basically honest made thing, this one succeeded and turned into, foreign media like to say, best party in the south east of the continent.
I completely agree. Situated at the Petrovaradin fortress in the city of Novi Sad, second biggest city in the country, Exit festival has to offer a lot.
Great city, low prices, very welcoming hosts, cool environment, 25 stages of different music genres, the most famous world music stars.. and, yup,I can continue like this so on… And on…
It’s a four days long event, so the best thing is to come the day before. You can find a regular or charter flights up to Budapest, Hungary or Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Novi Sad is quite close to Belgrade – hour of the bus ride away, while Budapest is a bit further (at least 3-4h by bus), but offer many more charter flights opportunities. You can come by train, of course, but this way to travel has its bright and dark side. Bright is definitely price (it’s almost twice cheaper), and if you are use to fast trains of the western Europe, then this is definitely a dark side of it. Most of the trains goes, in average, around 70-80 km/per hour.
Festival has its own camp site for the visitors or you can choose one of hostels, hotels or private apartments to rent for time you’re spending in Novi Sad.
As the city is considered to be cultural center of the province of Vojvodina, there’s great night life – in term of clubs, caffe-bars etc. Believe me, what ever kind of music you like, you’ll find matching place for you.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you that summers in Serbia are extremely hot, with average temperature of +30 degrees (very often around 40), so you just need to make a plan on how to spend the begging of July… On Exit festival.
Here’s my suggestion. So, when you get up (probably at 11am – like who wants to get up early during holidays :), just go out to nearest caffe to drink Serbian coffee (quite strong drink – best thing to awake you after crazy nights) and just chill out and enjoy the weather. Beside caffes, there are shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, cultural clubs, live street events, walking routes by Danube filled with music, food and things to buy.
Atmosphere is heating as the night is coming. There are stages even on the banks of Danube playing mostly electronic music – so the scene that you can see there really looks like freedom of music, youths and all the people who consider themselves young (you can see often elders dancing, really having a great time)…