Fresh from being the first major international festival to take place successfully after the pandemic, Serbian super-festival EXIT returns in 2022 with it’s strongest edition yet. Joining the already announced NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS and BORIS BREJCHA, are a plethora of the biggest names in global music talent, including the likes of CALVIN HARRIS, JAMES ARTHUR, JOEL CORRY, JAX JONES, MASKED WOLF, ZHU, HONEY DIJON, MACEO PLEX, REINIER ZONNEVELD (live) with many more still to be announced. EXIT Festival will be taking place 7th – 10th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Heading up the 2022 edition of EXIT with NICK CAVE and needing no introduction is the most successful DJ in history, internationally renowned DJ CALVIN HARRIS, who is sure to bring his infectious party energy to eager EXIT crowds. The producer, DJ and songwriter stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated the charts. He has over 35 billion combined audio and video streams in his career history, making him one of the most viewed artists on YouTube and one of Sony Music’s biggest streaming artists. Calvin has collaborated with global artists including Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott to name a few. His work has garnered a number of top music awards and nominations, including 14x MTV VMA nominations and 2x wins, 5x Grammy nominations and a 2013 Grammy Award win in the Best Music Video category for “We Found Love”.
Joining him is fellow dance music stalwart and chart topper JAX JONES, alongside the likes of the ever-popular singer-songwriter JAMES ARTHUR, the enigmatic DJ & producer HONEY DIJON, dance music hall of famers ZHU and MACEO PLEX and house music supremo JOEL CORRY.
This year’s festival has announced more than 60 performers who will cover several incredibly produced festival stages. Main stage will feature CALVIN HARRIS, JAMES ARTHUR, JOEL CORRY, JAX JONES, MASKED WOLF, ZHU, ACRAZE, SHOUSE, SEPULTURA, NAPALM DEATH, BLIND CHANNEL, MOLCHAT DOMA and more. Known as the best electronic music stage in the world, the much-anticipated Dance Arena will see HONEY DIJON, MACEO PLEX, REINIER ZONNEVELD (LIVE), DENIS SULTA, ANFISA LETYAGO, MATHAME, SATORI, MONOLINK, ANNA B2B SAMA ABDULHADI AND BRINA KNAUSS all bringing the beats to the masses. Across the festival other stages will feature the likes of MARKY RAMONE, DJAIKOVSKI, SHE PAST AWAY, BURY TOMORROW, DISCHARGE, INCANTATION, MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE, NERVOSA, TANKARD and numerous other local and regional acts.
The fact that we successfully organised the first major festival in the world after the pandemic gives us great confidence and optimism for 2022. Last year’s edition also gave us a huge boost in terms of visitors and media, so we decided to further raise the level of line-up and to offer audiences around the world one of our strongest and most diverse editions ever.Dušan Kovačević, EXIT founder and CEO
EXIT is a critically-acclaimed music festival from Serbia, and a multiple winner at the EU Festival Awards. In its rich 20-years history, EXIT has hosted many massive music legends such as The Cure, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, David Guetta, Sex Pistols,Grace Jones, Arctic Monkeys, Peggy Gou, The Killers, Carl Cox, Avicci, Nina Kraviz, and many others, as well as biggest name of electronic music who had chance to perform at festivals world renowned Dance Arena. Home of EXIT festival is Novi Sad, this year’s European Capital of Culture and the second-largest city in Serbia – the location is a beautiful 17th century Petrovaradin fortress located on the Danube river.
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.