The best of EXIT 2012

Our tips for this year’s edition of the best music festival in Eastern Europe. Bturn is having a stage too, and you’re all invited

EXIT 2012
Novi Sad, Serbia
July 12-15

Guns N’ Roses, Duran Duran, New Order, Erykah Badu, Plan B, AVICII, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Skream feat Sgt Pokes, Sub Focus DJ set & ID, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Knife Party, Miss Kittin, Hercules & Love Affair, Suicidal Tendencies, The Toy Dolls, Skindred, Little Dragon, Felix Da Housecat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Azari & III, Buraka Som Sistema, Sneaky Sound System, Claude Von Stroke, Hatebreed, Netsky & MC Dynamite, Goldie & SP:MC, Mistajam, Jacques Lu Cont, and many many more…


Duran Duran
Hey c’mon it’s Duran Duran returning to their roots with a brand new album. They are so big now, they can sample themselves along with their girlfriends. Forget Axl Rose, you don’t want to miss Naomi singing, do you?

Ola Horhe
Belgrade’s supreme retrofuturistic live band: two synths and drums, lots of moog solos and an unstoppable grrroove. Perfect intro for New Order on the main stage.


Yes, this year the former VIP terrace is hosted by us. Which means it’s going to be messy, just the way you like it. Featuring an all-star lineup of local DJs to keep you entertained while you’re sipping those cocktails. We’ll be giving away some tickets, stay tuned.


Richie Hawtin
Richie acquired his divine status among the global minimal techno crowd some time ago, and the Balkans have been no exception. In case you still don’t know why, come by the arena and see for yourself.

Stojche is a rad Macedonian producer and DJ on the minimal side of things. We’ve featured him as one of our Ones to Watch 2012 artists, so now’s your chance to get loose under those tight beats live in open air.

Marko Nastic
It’s already a tradition for the biggest Serbian techno star to close the Dance Arena with a bang.


Although still lacking a proper full-length release, apart from a few singles and a defining Safehouses EP for the cult Belgian imprint R&S, the young London-based producer is currently one of the most important names of the so called post-dubstep wave, alongside James Blake and the likes.

Jimmy Edgar
Jimmy rocked the stage at the first edition of Share festival in Belgrade 2011 and he arrives at this year’s EXIT with a new album. Although slightly repeating the old formula, a few tracks do stand out, and the man is still up for that glitzy robotic sexiness.


It’s a dubstep thing
Selection of Belgrade producers and DJs on the more motorized, abrasive side of dubstep.


Dat Politics
French digital punk pop duo have a new release. Electro is still shaking! At least in France.


Narednik Lobanja i Vod Smrti
(in English: Sergeant Skull and the Battalion of Death) is a bit of a Balkan underground sensation. Combining thrash metal with sarcastic humour in Croatian language, the band covers “the traditional metal topics such as war, Satanism and occultism”. Helmets included.


Buraka Som Sistema
The Portuguese world music sensation make a return to EXIT. Effortlessly blending techno beats with African kuduro, the band is now well-renowned for their energetic and explosive troupe of dancers and MCs.

The recently reunited Serbian hardcore/reggae band from the late 1990s, influenced by the likes of Bad Brains, always ready for an all-assault live show, this time perhaps more than ever.

A lot of familiar faces this year. If the sounds of hard rock guitar riffs and reggae horn sections are not your style, then make sure you check out the Croatian electro supremo Lollobrigida.

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