EXIT Festival 2023 announces its biggest lineup yet
The first 23 names for EXIT Festival 2023 can be revealed today and they include the legendary return of the most influential electro-punk band of all time, The Prodigy, with tens more to come in the next few months.
EXIT Festival 2023 lineup
The Prodigy, Skrillex, CamelPhat, Keinemusik, Hot Since 82, and more announced for EXIT Festival 2023
The band will perform at EXIT once again after a lengthy hiatus; it is a venue with which they have a long history and strong ties to the Serbian audience. It is also an event they have said is their favourite to play in all the world so you can expect this date to be a real highlight of their comeback international tour.
EXIT is our favourite festival! We were there (in Serbia) when a lot of sh*t went down. They hold us in their hearts as a special bend, and we love the people there. – band’s founder Liam Howlett
Skrillex, rock superstar Viagra Boys, the Keinemusik collaboration, CamelPhat, Hot Since 82, Vintage Culture, and Indira Paganotto are among the headliners of the EXIT 2023 program, which takes place in the renowned Petrovaradin Fortress from July 6 to July 9. Numerous additional acts, including The Toasters, Cockney Rejects, Human Rias, Mortal Kombat, and Zoe Kida, have also been confirmed to appear.
The Main Stage, mts Dance Arena, Visa Fusion, and Explosive are four of Exit’s favorite stages, and a total of 23 names are ready to take their position in the EXIT Universe for this great four-day event.
For many years, The Prodigy has dominated the world’s electronic music landscape. In addition to being a huge part of musical history, songs like “Firestarter,” “Breathe,” (which had its world premiere in Belgrade), “Smack My Bitch Up,” “Voodoo People,” “No Good (Start The Dance,” “Out Of Space,” and “Everybody In The Place” have been crucial to the upbringing of generations all over the world for the past 30 years.
Each of their performances, which is anticipated to be repeated the following year, broke the Main Stage attendance records, demonstrating their enormous popularity in the area. After the wars and sanctions, their 1995 performance in Belgrade’s Pionir Hall had a lasting impact on Serbian society by re-engaging young people with the outside world and giving them a sense of freedom, rebellion, and revolution through music.
At the EXIT festival, where they gave their debut performance in 2007, followed by performances in 2009, 2013, and 2016, this link was strengthened. The members of the most influential electro band of all time showed how much they loved the local audience when they proudly declared that EXIT is their favorite festival and that they love the Serbian people!
The Prodigy: EXIT is our favorite festival!
Many thought, including the band itself, that The Prodigy would stop performing after the tragedy, but we knew this wouldn’t be the case. The comeback concerts in London showed that the fire in them burns stronger than ever, and the iconic band’s reunion with its favourite, EXIT audience, will surely be the most emotional yet. In July, we will witness a moment of true music history, which will reach its highest point with a special laser projection of Keith Flint – founder and CEO of the EXIT festival, Dušan Kovačević.
The DJ and producer from the United States, Skrillex, who has vivid recollections of Exit, will also visit the Petrovaradin stronghold. After his first Main Stage performance in 2014, which is hailed as one of the best in Exit history, he was so moved by the energy that he decided to postpone his other scheduled concerts and stay until the festival was through.
Eight Grammy Awards are a record for this creative innovator in the field of electronic music. The entire genre has been reinvented by songs like “My Name Is Skrillex,” “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” “Recess,” and collaborations with the biggest international singers like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, and Diplo, Ellie Goulding, and J Balvin. Next July, Skrillex returns to the Petrovaradin Fortress in full force and with a minimum of two more albums announced.
Swedish hard-core legends Viagra Boys and their colorful frontman Sebastian Murphy are making their first trip to Serbia and will perform on Exit’s Main Stage! Their music is strongly based on the elements of parody and satire, presented at their very first EP, “Consistency of Energy,“ followed by their debut album “Street Worms,“ and last year’s LP “Welfare Jazz.“
The Scottish producer/DJ duo LF System will also perform on the Main stage of the EXIT Festival. These hitmakers are renowned for their upbeat soul style, and their single “Afraid to Feel” reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and was certified platinum.
Keinemusik, CamelPhat, Hot Since 82, Vintage Culture and Indira Paganotto Coming to the Dance Arena!
&ME, Rampa, and Adam Port make up the DJ and production team Keinemusik, which has helped to make this project one of the top house draws in the globe. They made a public declaration of their status during this year’s Burning Man and are making their first visit to Serbia.
At the height of their success, the members of the duo CamelPhat are performing at EXIT for the first time. They have sold-out shows at Wembley and Hydra Arena, their own night at Creamfields in the spectacular Steal Yard Arena, and a Grammy nomination. Their nearly 20-year career has had several pivotal moments, including as the worldwide hit “Cola,” their work with ARTBAT on the song “For A Feeling,” and their most recent release, “The Sign,” which they produced with Tale Of Us and which topped the Beatport chart.
Fans of house, deep house, and tech house should expect nothing less from Hot Since 82. The loyal Dance Arena audience is perfectly aware of the kind of atmosphere he can create and that critics rightly describe his music as “the most sophisticated in the UK”.
With renditions of classic songs like “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Blue Monday,” Vintage Culture achieved his major breakthrough on the world electronic music scene. Several of his albums have now gone platinum and topped the Billboard, Spotify, and Beatport charts. He recently presented a new single, “Commotion,“ in collaboration with the legendary Maxi Jazz.
The superb conclusion of the No Sleep Festival and Exit’s No Sleep Novi Sad Stage, both distinguished by Indira Paganotto‘s recognizable psytechno sound, hasn’t yet been properly processed by many aficionados of electronic music. Every single track from her most recent EP, “Lions of God,” debuted at the top of the Beatport list.
The line-up also includes Human Rias, who became the only performer in history to both open and close the mts Dance Arena last year! Local band Sarasvati Druna Band is the Pachamama stage’s official name.
The beloved Visa Fusion Stage will host the iconic American ska band The Toasters, who are “hitting the gas, not the brakes” after four decades on the scene. They have performed live more than 7,000 times, and Mojo Magazine named them one of the greatest ska bands of all time.
Along with the captivating singer-songwriter Zoe Kida, the Visa Fusion Stage lineup will also include Mortal Kombat from Belgrade with its harsh sound and bold lyrics.
Sweden’s Wolfbrigade, California’s Ignite, Cleveland’s Midnight, Britain’s Cockney Rejects, Mirror, and The Bar Stool Preachers, Romania’s ambient folk black metal outfit Sur Austru, and the legendary American thrash metal band Sacred Reich will perform on the ferocious Explosive Stage.
Early-bird tickets start at 87 EUR Plus fees. The sunniest Holiday Offer begins on Thursday, 15th December — with each purchased ticket for EXIT 2023, fans will get a ticket for one of EXIT’s seaside festivals as a gift.