The ticket sales will restart on June 1st with all details including refund options as well as the updated lineup to follow in the coming days. The festival team has confirmed that a vast majority of artists they spoke to are eager to perform this summer. Many of them have been away from the audience for several months in isolation, and they see EXIT as an opportunity to reconnect with their fans this summer.
At EXIT, they add that this great news also holds a great responsibility since the Serbian festival wants to give tribute to their postponed peers on the global event scene who will be invited to join the festival in August: “We got so many messages and emails of support from other festival promoters, agents and artists who see EXIT as a sign of a soon revival for the whole event industry. But even more important, a sign for the whole society that the worst is behind is“, says the EXIT’s founder Dušan Kovačević and adds an interesting reference from the festival’s revolutionary history: “Exactly 20 years ago, after a decade of isolation and civil wars in the ’90s, we found an exit and embraced it as our name. Now, it’s time to globally exit from this pandemic”, says Kovačević.
Serbia, like many other European countries, will reopen its borders with no limits or PCR tests needed, so people from all around Europe will be able to come to the festival. Festival organizers underline that if by any chance there is an epidemic outbreak in some countries in August, visitors coming from that particular country will have to go through the PCR test which will be free or very low priced. However, the Serbian Prime Minister said that their health experts expect the epidemic situation will be under control in all of Europe by then.
Born out of youth movement for peace and freedom in Serbia and Balkans, EXIT social work is as equally important as the festival itself with thousands of humanitarian and social projects realized in the last two decades. On its 20th anniversary, EXIT also continues with plans to launch its biggest environmental project to this date dubbed the LIFE STREAM. The project’s main concept is to stream shows from the festival in a new innovative way by playing additional footage with quotes and information about the unprecedented environmental crisis and other rising social issues after the pandemic.