EXIT is a multi-award winning international summer music festival. It is held annually in Novi Sad, Serbia, in Petrovaradin Fortress, which is considered by many to be one of the best festival venues in the world, with over 1000 performers on more than 40 stages and festival zones.
Apart from the title of the Best European Festival won in the European Festival Awards in 2013 and 2017, EXIT was declared the Best European Festival in UK Festival Awards in 2007. EXIT was also declared the Best European Festival in 2016 by the leading European tourism award European Best Destinations, given in cooperation with the European Commission. In 2017, the Regional Cooperation Council selected the EXIT Festival as a Champion of Regional Cooperation in South East Europe.
All major international media have reported on the Exit Festival and recognitions have been received by media giants such as CNN (World’s Top 5 Festivals), The Guardian (World’s Best Festival), The Sun (“One of Europe’s most popular music events”), Euronews, New York Times, BBC (Top 3 Music Festivals), Forbes (“Thanks to EXIT, Serbia is a festival hot spot worth your attention”), The Times (Best European Festival), MTV (World’s Best Festival), Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail, The Independent, Lonely Planet, etc.
In addition to the home festival in Novi Sad, the EXIT team organise four other festivals in the region: Sea Dance Festival in Budva, Montenegro, Sea Star Festival in Umag, Croatia, No Sleep Festival in Belgrade, Serbia and Revolution Festival in Timișoara, Romania.
Originating as a student social movement in 2000, EXIT remains the only festival in the world to this date that has developed from desire for progress and urge for freedom. Throughout the years, the festival has forged its recognisable identity through a unique eclectic line-up of musicians, many social responsibility campaigns and active support for philanthropic, environmental and cultural movements and organisations. EXIT is not just a festival, it is a movement, a symbol of progress and an engine for change in the society, as well as the leading platform for creative industries not just in Serbia but in the Balkans, as well.