The gates of the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia’s northern city of Novi Sad opened on Thursday night, marking the start of the 20th EXIT Music Festival after a year break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s procedures at the entry to the festival are more complicated due to the pandemic, but no long queues are seen.
Popular DJ performers Ameli Lance, Snake and Roni Size will open the festival on the Main Stage, along with the local electro-alternative rock band Butch Cassidy, Croatian rock punk Cold Beer and pop star from Bosnia – Senidah.
Besides vouchers, a green digital certificate is required to enter the EXIT, while unvaccinated people must have a negative PCR or antigen test. The latter is provided by the festival free of charge.
No case of infection was recorded at the start of the festival.
However, the festival’s PR told an N1 reporter he was not afraid of infection spreading and that all other festivals in the world would be organised following the EXIT rules.
Novi Sad is crowded with tourists, and it is impossible to find an apartment for less than 200 euros a day, and the prices of luxury villas range up to more than 1,000 euros per night.
The list of performers also includes Jonas Blue, Paul Calcrebrener, Tiga, Solomon, Amelie Lance, Maceo Plex, Robin Schultz, Leibach, Amira Medunjanin, Rundek and crew, Obojeni program, Love Hunters, Remedy, Vojko V, Sunshine and many others.