The EXIT Festival, happening in the iconic Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia, is staying positive about their 20th anniversary celebration this summer 2021.
The organizers of the EXIT Festival remain optimistic about their 20th anniversary and would like to reassure the fans who contacted them following the cancellation of the Glastonbury Festival.
Dates for this year’s event are set for July 8th to 11th in the iconic Petrovaradin Fortress with world stars such as David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Boris Brejcha, Metronomy, Honey Dijon, François X and many more to be announced shortly.
“We are very optimistic about the possibility of celebrating the jubilee of Exit in 2021. Given what we all experienced last year, the euphoria of this year’s festival can only be compared to the explosion of positive energy experienced during the first edition of Exit in 2001, which occurred after a decade of isolation and conflict in the Balkans during the 1990s of the last century. It is this release of enormous energy repressed 20 years ago that led to the creation of the legend of Exit as a festival with the most exciting atmosphere where artists perform among the best of their careers. The safety of all our visitors, artists and staff is of course a priority, and last year’s Life Stream project gave us a vital opportunity to prove that it is possible to host a Covid secure event with health and safety measures at the highest level” said Dušan Kovačević, founder of the EXIT Festival.
The reasons for this optimism are drawn from the excellent vaccination rate Serbia has achieved, being the third in Europe and seventh in the world in terms of the level of vaccinated population. This means that more than one million people, about 15% of the total population, will be vaccinated every month. In addition, according to previous research and the opinion of health experts, at least 40% of people in Serbia already have Covid antibodies, although it is believed that this percentage is much higher. It is also expected that due to the high rate of mass vaccination, the minimization of the virus activity will be achieved in the following spring, which will bring back the normalization of life and relaxation of restrictive measures.
Last year, the EXIT festival was one of the few events at the festival to have a live audience with its Life Stream project. A particular challenge was the organization of the event itself, but even on such a demanding task, incomparable until now, EXIT showed how a totally safe event can be organized even during a pandemic. The event was carried out in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the current Nobel Peace Prize winner, and marked the 20th anniversary of the festival.