EXIT Festival are very proud to announce the final additions to 2022’s epic line up – including the likes of British house music favourites Disciples, French DJ duo Ofenbach, singer / songwriter Iva Lorens and many more.
EXIT Festival is renowned for its eclectic and multi-genre mix of the absolute cream in music from across the world – including commercial acts, electronic and underground DJs and producers, the best in metal and guitar bands, not to mention incredible trap and hip hop crews, latino crews – proving that EXITs strength lies in its musical uniqueness and diversity.
All will be joining previously announced megastars – Calvin Harris, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, James Arthur, Masked Wolf, Joel Corry, Jax Jones, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex, Reiner Zonneveld, Monolink, Denis Sulta, Mathame, ZHU, ACRAZE, Sama’ Abdulhadi, ANNA, Sepultura, Napalm Death, Marky Ramone, Adam Beyer, DJ Tennis and many others.
This year’s edition of the EXIT Festival will carry the slogan “Together. Always!” and will be taking place 7th – 10th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia.
This year’s world class EXIT main stage headliners come in the shape of Main Stage this year are Calvin Harris and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Iggy Azalea, James Arthur, Masked Wolf, Afrojack, Ofenbach, Disciples, Joel Corry, Jax Jones, Alok, ATB, ZHU, ACRAZE and Shouse. Joining them will be the cream of metal acts – Sepultura, Napalm Death, Molchat Doma, Downstroy and Alitor. EXIT also is a huge supporter of the regional scene – providing main stage shows to acts such as Konstrakta and Senidah – region’s most sought-after female acts. The exclusive hip hop/trap showcase “Back To The Future” will have its world premiere on the Main Stage, with Ajs Nigrutin & Timbe vs Crni Cerak & Lacku from Serbia, Frenkie, Kontra, Indigo vs Muha from Bosnia and Herzegovina Stole vs 30zona from Croatia will battle it out on mics as well as the recently announced Iva Lorens, Divolly & Markward and Lady Lee.
mts DANCE ARENA
EXITs world famous MTS Dance Arena is internationally renowned for being the biggest and best partY in the world, and this year is no exception. Thursday is reserved for top B2B sets, starring Adam Beyer and Enrico Sangiuliano, ANNA and Sama’ Abdulhadi, Eli Brown and Ilija Djokovic, along with Reinier Zonneveld live, Anfisa Letyago and Human Rias. On Friday, Maceo Plex, Honey Dijon, Denis Sulta, Brina Knauss, 84Bit B2B Tonbe, and Cristina Lazic will pick up where the others left off. Hi-tech minimal techno specialist Boris Brejcha will be accompanied by Mathame, Blond:ish, Mochakk, Bona Fidea and Space Motion. Sunday will see electronic music virtuoso Stephan Bodzin with his live performance, accompanied by melodic artists Monolink and Satori as well as Coeus, Kezz and Cosmicat. One of the most coveted time slots at Exit — the closing of the mts Dance Arena and the entire festival on Sunday — will be given to the Ukrainian superstar duo ARTBAT.
NO SLEEP NOVI SAD AWAKENED BY GUARANA
A four-day celebration of the alternative electronic scene will take place on the nearby No Sleep Novi Sad awakened by Guarana stage. The spirit of the Berlin club Watergate will be delivered by Adana Twins, Andhim, Stephan Jolk, Biesmans live and Jamiie B2B Kristin Velvet, while the bright techno flag of Madrid’s Fabrika and CODE parties is waved by Cesar Almena B2B Nuke, SHDW & Obscure Shape, Indira Paganotto, Airod and Ddoshel B2B Whitegirlstudyplaylist. The experience of the Life and Death showcase will be provided by DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Budino, Beatfoot live and Stellarcompanion, and the ultimate hard-techno energy will be shared by the Possession crew – Dax J, Hector Oaks, Parfait, Cera Khin, Muhi and Katalina.
The Visa Fusion stage celebrates all things alternative – with a star studded lineup of Marky Ramone, Blind Channel, She Past Away, Coach Party, Noisia (DJ set), Paraf, Brkovi, Orthodox Celts, Artan Lili, Deca Loših Muzičara, Djajkovski, Marčelo, Bojana Vunturišević, KOIKOI, Pocket Palma, Joker Out, Zimbru, Saya Noe, Lucie Antunes, Vizelj, Killo Killo Banda, Amajlija and Zulu 3.4. The stage’s programme will be enhanced by domestic and regional rap and trap veterans Prti Bee Gee, Mimi Mercedez, Fox & Surreal, Frenki, Kontra, Indigo, Smoke Mardeljano x DJ Mrki and Stole x Phat Phillie. Also making an appearance are Bassivity crew in a showcase performance – Zoi, Brzo Trči Ljanmi, Teya Dora, Rouzi, X, Fox, WajWai, MihaMih & Diinzo and DJ Bajko Felix will take turns in a stunning mix of pop and trap.
The Gang Beats stage celebrates the best of the region’s trap and hip hop, hosting more than 50 acts. Unbeatable party vibes will be brought by Sajsi MC, 30zona, Bora Balboa, Buntai, Crni Cerak & Lacku, Grše, Klika, Klinac, Muha, Ognjen, AV47 x Greev, Ba$ha x DVN, Bulch, DAVID IV x UROŠ, DJARE, FTP, GERUM x DIZZY, JOVICA DOBRICA x SKELE, Kene Beri x Spejs Noksi, La Crl x Louis, Micka Lifa, MihaMih x Diinzo, Rajm, Ri, Riga Dri, Rosh, Rođeni, Stoposto & Black Beriz, Tam x Nihil, Viking Krew, Yungkulovski x RIE x KZA x Faberge, ZeeBomb & Matej Foltz, Cookie, Fich, Keyri, Kultura, Milicija, Pirinač, Purpose, Rasheed, Thicc Boi, Traples and Xorade.
X-BASS PIT STAGE
EXITS X-Bass Pit is the festival’s home for drum and bass, reserved for those with bucket loads of dancing energy! Thys, Harriet Jaxxon, LSB, Billain, Screamarts, Nemy, Souldrive, Euphorics & Edge MC, Synchronicity, Bane, Buzzin, Indukt, Codex, Vetas, Baboon, BoJah MC, Peree, Tendo, Haringa, SK3T B2B Minimalist, DSPT, C:Critz, Slink, as well as the hosts of the X-Bass Pit Stage — the Drop Sensei collective will all be appearing.
In the deep trenches of the Petrovaradin Fortress, the Explosive stage will be home to traditionally fierce hardcore, metal, and punk. After three years, the stage returns to its old location, where The Exploited will lead the charge, followed by Discharge, Bury Tomorrow, The Undertones, Incantation, Moscow Death Brigade, Nervosa, Tankard, Architect of Pain, Black Tooth, Chains, Heresy, Madvro, Misconduct, Noctiferia, Oathbringer, Progon, Shining, Stranger, Terminal Prospect, Crown Court, Lamori, Bohemyst, Smrt Razuma, Šank, Vox Populi, Chain Cult, Hexis, War Engine, 5 Minuta Slave, KPAX! and Still Bleeding.
This year, the Pachamama Stage will move to a new, larger location, overlooking the whole of Novi Sad and offering the most beautiful view of the sunset at the Petrovaradin Fortress. Stunning sets will be brought by Mose & Sam, Fia, LAOR, Maya Kamaty, Praful, Divanhana, Dina E Mel, E.U.E.R.P.I, It’s A Global Thing, Flying Nomads, Naked, DJ Farrapo, Vinodilo, Lenhart Tapes & Tijana Stankovic, Kamerata Balkanika & Lana Zorjan, Shkodra Elektronike, Oratnitza, Dub Duba, Pafel Falafel, Balkan Taksim/Perija, Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar Duo, Banana zvuk and DJ/MC Killo Killo.
EXIT is not just about having the biggest stages. The soul of the festival is in the smaller ones, which have been gathering fans of certain genres at the Fortress for years. These include reggae epicentre Wenti Wadada Positive Vibrations Reggae; a firm favourite since 2001, the capital of drum’n’bass also known as the X-Bass Pit, as well as the hyper-energetic Gaia Trance Xperiment. Local acts will shine on one of the festival’s longest-running stages Urban Bug; the hits are reserved for AS FM powered by Guarana and Silent Disco, while the fiery Aqua Viva Latino stage is in charge of the Latino beats.
EXIT will also present a new stage dedicated to house music this year, giving eager fans a grand total of an immense 40 stages and zones, and some of them never seen before.
More than 1000 artists are set to play EXIT 2022 across over 40 stages and festival zones making it an unmissable edition to the 2022 festival calendar.
Watch the official announcement below!