One of Europe’s biggest music festivals, EXIT, is back with an equally massive lineup that you should definitely look out for!
It’s a star-studded lineup apart from several upstarts in the music scene today, and both EXIT and Sea Beach festivals have billings worth boasting about.
EXIT has been enthralling crowds for more than 17 years now, and their lineups have kept increasing in size each year. When you’re a festival that brings in more than 100,000 visitors every year, you have to go big. That’s exactly what the Serbian festival has done this year, and we’ve picked out 8 of the best acts that are sure to slay it at EXIT.
1. The Prodigy
The Prodigy needs no introduction at all. During their last tour, The Prodigy performed at festivals ranging from the length and breath of the world, from Australia to America, including stadiums, arenas, and the largest concert venues from Japan to Argentina. So what if they couldn’t perform at Ultra this year? Catch them at EXIT this year, and elsewhere wherever their massive 2016 tour takes them!
The English band is all set to open EXIT’s main stage on Thursday, and since Pompeii tasted massive success, the band hasn’t looked back since. They’ve already performed at Glastonbury, Roskilde, Coachella and several other big festivals, and they’re readying up an album release for next year. Bastille is a modern-day success story that’ll be told for years to come. Don’t miss Bastille for the world!
3. Ellie Goulding
Fresh from performing at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, iTunes, Future Music, Rock Werchter, Benicassim and Sziget festivals, Ellie Goulding will grace the EXIT stage for the first time. The ‘Lights’ hitmaker will perform all her hits on stage, apart from a gorgeous fireworks display. Her voice is enchanting, and nobody else really comes close to her skills.
4. Nina Kraviz
The Russian DJ has been kicking ass ever since she became a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus in 2006. She runs a label called Trip, which features some of the most mind-bending techno ever, from herself and many other artists. Nina Kraviz has a busy schedule ahead of her this year, as she tours the length and breadth of Europe with her music. It’ll be a foolish decision to miss a Nina Kraviz set.
5. Richie Hawtin
Another legend in the electronic scene, Richie Hawtin has years and years of experience behind him. All that has led to Hawtin starting his entrepreneurial venture called PLAYdifferently, which makes DJing tools. Its only product right now is the Model 1, a mixer that is being endorsed heavily by Hawtin and some more techno/house DJs in their sets. Also, EXIT happens to be one of the festivals where Richie Hawtin will present his mysterious new live show, so we’ll have to wait and see how that goes.
6. Nicky Romero
Nicky Romero is one of the proteges of genuine electro house, and is bringing his hard-hitting style to EXIT. His label Protocol has been churning out some top-quality releases, both from the boss and several other amazing artists. Nicky has had various hits in his career, the most notable ones being Symphonica, I Could Be The One and Toulouse.
7. Maceo Plex
Maceo Plex has produced several originals and remixes in his lifetime, both as Maceo Plex and his other alter ego, Maetrik. He was born in the USA but moved to Spain, where he now resides. He has an ongoing residency with Pacha Ibiza called Mosaic By Maceo, where he performs every Tuesday with notable other DJs. He also runs a label called Ellum, which has featured releases from Shall Ocin, Oliver Huntemann and Pan-Pot in the past.
8. Robin Schulz
Robin Schulz became popular mainly because of his wonderful remix of Mr. Probz’s ‘Waves’, and he’s a pretty good producer and DJ. Having performed on some of the biggest stages at festivals, Robin is no stranger to success. The DJ is known for his smooth and silky melodies, and his calming deep house tracks. He’s going to bring the vibes with him at EXIT, so be there!
The madness is due in a couple of days. Are you ready for it?