Serbia’s Exit festival will go ahead this summer

It is not expecting to run at full capacity, however


Words by: Felicity Martin

Exit festival has been given the green light by the Serbian Prime Minister for 2020, although it will be held in a limited capacity.

Unlike the many European countries that have cancelled music festivals this year, Ana Brnabic asked the organisers of the festival, held in Novi Sad, to postpone its 20th anniversary edition to August this year.

“We recommend to move the festival to August because we expect that the situation (with pandemic) in the whole of Europe will be totally under control by then,” she said.

Exit founder Dušan Kovačević said: “[The] festival in its full format with 55.000 [attendees] per day and 40 stages will probably not return until 2021, but we are delighted to hear that health situation is becoming increasingly better and that we’ll be able to mark 20th anniversary of EXIT this summer with meaningful and safe event.”

“[The] health and safety of the audience and everyone involved at the festival is our top priority. We will work closely with Health officials in order to take all precautionary measures and make festival in August as safe as possible. Between fear and optimism we always choose [the] latter and we’re thrilled that we will have opportunity to be together with our fans and favourite artists this summer,” Kovačević added.

Read our review of the 2019 edition of Exit.