Thanks to the very successful mass vaccination campaign in Serbia, the mayor of Novi Sad has just officially confirmed that EXIT will be safe to take place!
“This year’s EXIT Festival will be a symbol of Serbia’s victory over the pandemic,” said Mayor Vučević, adding that entry to the festival will be allowed to all vaccinated people and those with antibodies.
To make the festival accessible to everyone, all other people will be able to take a quick antigen test, which will be provided at a low price, in a specially set up area near the festival gates. Tourists can already travel to Serbia with a negative PCR test and it is expected that the test will no longer be mandatory to enter the country by June.
The long-awaited statement of the mayor confirms that the 20th anniversary of EXIT will be celebrated according to the original plans, from July 8th to 11th at the Petrovaradin fortress. The presence of international stars is also confirmed, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Sheck Wes, Solomun, Paul van Dyk, Sepultura, Metronomy, Honey Dijon, Francois X and many others.
It has not yet been clarified whether or not there will be limitations on the capacity of the festival, as this will be decided in the coming weeks.
“We are very excited about this news and the opportunity to finally celebrate life with our audience from around the world! Considering all the difficulties we have been facing for more than a year, we already feel that the “Big bang” of positive energy will create a new dimension of the festival experience and make this year’s EXIT unique in the festival’s history. However, we must remain responsible in the coming months and we call on all our visitors who have the opportunity to do so to get vaccinated before the festival, because no matter what happens, the health and safety of all visitors, artists and crew is our top priority,” said Dušan Kovačević, founder and CEO of EXIT Festival.
Serbia is currently one of the leading European countries in mass vaccination, with the highest percentage of people in Europe having received both vaccines. It has been hailed as the only country in the world that has allowed its citizens to choose between different vaccine manufacturers from around the world, and it is the only country where non-residents can apply to be vaccinated. So far, Serbia has vaccinated tens of thousands of foreigners from all over Europe free of charge and intends to continue this practice.
“We will also help all our visitors who do not have the opportunity to be vaccinated soon in their home country, if they wish to apply for vaccination in Serbia. We will announce more information about this in the coming time,” concluded Mr. Kovačević.
All of this will allow the big celebration of the 20th anniversary of EXIT to take place. The venue hase a unique view of the Danube and the city of Novi Sad. The Exit team will reveal next week the new confirmed bands for the line up, which will find their place on 40 stages and areas throughout the fortress.
More information about EXIT and tickets, HERE!