EXIT in Serbia, Sunland in Bulgaria and Sea Dance in Montenegro – all organized by the EXIT team – were visited by a total 225,000 people this summer, reigniting the festival scene of Europe and giving the opportunity to performers like David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Solomon and many more to perform in front of bigger crowds for a first time after a long compulsory break. EXIT is already planning next year’s event as ticket sales for the festival start this Friday.
“We were both proud and humble for the chance to reunite with fans and favourite artists at as many as three of our festivals over the summer. However, that opportunity was not served to us, we had to fight for it! We have shown great responsibility and taken rigorous safety measures, thanks to which everything passed without a mass spread of the infection, thus proving that big festivals can be held safely even under the pandemic conditions. This proof is crucial in the further struggle of the festival industry for self-preservation in 2022, so that other countries could follow the examples of Serbia and Great Britain, which showed courage in opening up to large events”, stated the founder and director of the EXIT Festival, Dušan Kovačević.
The introduction to the successful summer for EXIT’s festival family was made by the multiple European festival champion EXIT, which took place from July 8 to 11 at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. EXIT, according to the reports from reputable world media, held a historic edition and registered as the first major festival in the world to take place since the beginning of the pandemic. Admission to the festival was limited to those who were vaccinated, tested negative with a PCR or rapid test or had the virus and recovered with antibodies, with a negative antigen test, while scientific studies conducted at the Festival proved that there has not been any mass spread of the virus at and after EXIT!The Festival was also marked by a strong international line-up – during the four days of the festival with performances from David Guetta, Nina Kraviz, DJ Snake, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun, Sabaton, Amelie Lens, Robin Schulz, Charlotte de Witte, Asaf Avidan, Artbat, and many others. The most devoted festival fans, whose passion for live music was stronger than all the uncertainties and restrictions, came to EXIT from over 70 countries around the world. Their great desire united with the same need of performers, which created such a strong energy that almost all performers assessed that their performance at this year’s EXIT was one of the most important in their careers, and that after the pandemic they finally got the necessary energy and inspiration for creation of new music. The first headliners for EXIT 2022 were recently announced – the great Nick Cave and his band, The Bad Seeds, will arrive at the Main Stage of the Festival on 8 July and Boris Brejcha will headline legendary mts Dance arena!EXIT’s family became richer for another member at the end of July, when the new Sunland festival launched in Bulgaria. In the first year, it gathered great performers, including Nina Kraviz, IAMDDB, Offenbach, Matador, as well as the prominent regional and domestic artists. The beautiful Perla beach, near the Bulgarian town of Primorsko, was visited by about 15,000 people during the three festival days.Sea Dance Festival, located on the beautiful beach of Buljarica in Montenegro, ended early Monday morning after the masterful performances of Tale Of Us, Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue, and 16 hours of the closing day programme that started on Sunday afternoon! For four days, the audience enjoyed inspired performances by Maceo Plex, Meduza, Topic, Satori, and many local and regional stars. More than 25,000 people passed through the festival gates during the festival. The security protocol created at EXIT Festival was also applied at the Sea Dance Festival.EXIT’s family will continue to grow with the first festival that is unique in the Balkans – the ADA Divine Awakening Festival of Consciousness and Intimacy. More than 40 exceptional lecturers in the fields of partnerships, sexuality and personal development will come to the magical Ada Bojana in Montenegro in September, along with well-known musicians from the region and the world. Then comes the European festival champion – EXIT’s No Sleep festival, which is planned for November and will complete this extremely successful season for the EXIT team. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Boris Brejcha are the first confirmed headliners of the 21st edition of the EXIT Festival, to be held from 7th to 10th July 2022. The Early Bird sale of entry tickets, as well as camping and other services for EXIT Festival will start from 3rd of September on the official EXIT website.More information and tickets: exitfest.org