BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order): BUSHWACKA!, CARL COX, JAGUAR, JUST HER, JUSTIN ROBERTSON, MATT BLACK (COLDCUT) ROWETTA, SHERELLE

The 9th edition of the Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking event will focus on shaping the future of the industry and uniting everyone in the electronic music industry after a devastating 18 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Returning to the British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 22nd to 24th September, this years event will feature an insightful program of talks, seminars and workshops focusing on inspiration and collaboration, rebuilding and rethinking to create a stronger and brighter future for everyone in the electronic and wider music industry. 

BMC Founder and CEO Billy Mauseth says:
“We are really excited to be welcoming people back to our event in person to celebrate our industry and culture. We worked really hard to put together a digital event during the pandemic last year, so we could still offer support to people in our industry but you can’t beat the in person experience to network, learn and be inspired”

“We are also committed to helping the next generation of DJs, producers, artists and business leaders and during the three days we’ll be running a dedicated educational program to help cultivate and inspire students and young people wanting to get into the music industry.”

The prestigious beachfront complex will host four Theatres, the BMC networking hub, the Pro meeting Lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone. There will also be exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower.

Artists and speakers taking part in the 2021 event include; (In alphabetical order):
Aiden Lavelle, Alon Shulman, Ben Rush, Brandon Block, Bushwacka!, Carl Cox, Carl Loben, Chad Jackson, Chøppersaurus, Chris Goss, Chris Hamphire, Cypherpunx, Damien Fell, Dean Marsh, DJ Rae, Denny, Ellie Talebian, Greg Marshall, Heiko Hoffman, Huxley, Jaguar, Jansons, Jasmine Kent-Smith, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jenni Cochrane, Jim Gash, Just Her, Justin Robertson, Judge Jules, Kathy Brown, Keir Tyrer, Laila Mckenzie, LCY, Lizz Cass, Luke Brancaccio, Lynn Cosgrave, Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune), Matt Pelling, Martha Cleary, Martje Kremers, Maxinne, Michael Kill, Nikki McNeill, Nicky Trax, NOLAN, Nomine aka Outrage, Nurve, Paul Arnold, Paul Wells, Peter van Dongen, Rosie Lewis, Rowetta, Ralf Kollmann, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Sacha Wall, Saytek Live, Serge Santiago, SHERELLE, Shino Parker, Silvia Montello, Silvana Kill, Sophie Lloyd, Steve Mac, Stuart Knight, Tammy Tinawi, Tom Hines, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, TSHA, Wax Worx.

Over 200 speakers and representatives announced including (In alphabetical order):
AFEM, Amplead, ACS Custom, AudioActive, Audio Lock, Beatport, BIMM, Cavendish Music, DJ Mag, Decked Out, Decoded, Education & Bass, Elite Music Management, Funktion One, Future Music, Get Ahead, Hospital Records, Iconic Underground, Identification Music, istreem Radio, Lady of the House, Listen Up Therapy, Loopmasters, Mobilee, Moving the Needle, NTIA, Plugin Boutique, PRS for Music, RAM Records, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio,  Skiddle, Steinberg, The Record Republic, Tru Thoughts, Toolroom Records, Ultra Records, WaterBear.

BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

 Save the date for BMC 2021, September 22 to 24 (with the main conference being held on 23rd and 24th) More info on the event program and official events coming soon.

Tickets:
BMC Golden Ticket - £99 + b/f (limited availability)
BMC Pro Pass - £149 + b/f
BMC Academy Pass  (Sold out)
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/

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About Brighton Music Conference
The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focusing on innovation, education & the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector.  BMC brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 60 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. It is attended by 1000s of experienced music industry professionals, the next generation of DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts. 

BMC was also awarded by the NTIA at the  Ambassadors of the Night Awards 2019 for their work and commitment to developing awareness and education of the UK Electronic Music Scene internationally within the NTE.

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Scientific study shows no Covid infections at EXIT Festival

A scientific study was conducted in Novi Sad during the past two weeks, aimed at assessing the impact of the EXIT Festival on the spread of the Covid-19 virus, as well as the degree of effectiveness of the "Safe Events Serbia" security protocol, which was rigorously applied at the EXIT Festival.  The research was organized by the professional staff of the Health Centre Novi Sad and the association Project Lab, under the leadership of the Head of the Research Team, epidemiologist and Assistant professor, Marija Milić MD.

"In order to examine the risk of contracting a new Coronavirus during a visit to a mass event, in the situation where all preventive measures have been applied, and when all visitors were required to be fully vaccinated or have a negative test for Coronavirus, it was decided that during EXIT Festival would be conducted a scientific study, thus using a unique opportunity to gain new scientific knowledge about the virus," said Assistant professor,  Milić MD.

A total of 345 visitors were divided into two groups - vaccinated and those who entered the festival with a negative test. They were tested before entering the festival, from July 8 to 10, and only one person was positive, who was not allowed to enter the festival. The testing was repeated after seven days, from July 15 to 17, and the results are more than encouraging - in both groups not one person tested positive for Covid-19!

"With rigorous entry control, such research results were expected. It will take some time to get the final analysis results, but it can already be said, both based on research and the daily number of newly infected people in Novi Sad, that the EXIT Festival was not a place of mass infection with the virus, "said the director of the Novi Sad Health Centre, Veselin Bojat.

Another convincing proof that there was no mass spread of the virus at Exit is the fact that even 10 days after the start of the festival there was no significant deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Novi Sad, and also that the daily statistics of the virus in the period from 8 to 19 July in the city did not differ from the averages in the rest of the country.  Another indicator is the fact that out of almost 20,000 foreigners who visited EXIT, and who in most cases needed PCR to return to their country, only one visitor tested positive.

In Europe, researches on smaller events have been conducted so far, and they have also shown that, with the stated limitations, concerts and festivals are low risk places for the transfer of Covid-19 virus. The research at EXIT Festival was the first to be done on a mass music event attended by tens of thousands of people, so these results are expected to be one of the key arguments in the struggle to bring back major events worldwide.

"Research from Exit proves that even during a pandemic, a means and a model can be found according to which even the largest events can take place completely safely. This research is our contribution to the struggle of the entire music industry for far better treatment in Europe and other countries than has been the case so far.  We have proven that we have been treated unfairly in the past, and that there are no longer any arguments and justifications that can allow gatherings at sporting events, in cafes or shopping malls, and not at concerts and festivals. I call on our entire industry to, just like we have fought and won in Serbia, join forces and fight for the fair treatment of our industry on the international level ", said the founder and director of the EXIT Festival, Dušan Kovačević.

Access restriction measures at EXIT Festival were applied rigorously, over 16,111 checks of visitors with a Digital Green Certificate were performed, of which as many as 95 percent were immunized by vaccination. For all those who did not have a valid Digital Green Certificate, free testing was organized. In five days, 18,336 people were tested, and only 10 or 0.05 percent of those tested were positive and not allowed to enter the festival. Medical staff were also on hand to take care of their medical conditions. Visitors from abroad were checked in accordance with the documentation with which they entered the country, which in most cases was a PCR test.

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180,000 visitors celebrated life together, as Serbia’s EXIT Festival became the first major European festival to take place this summer

EXIT Festival went down in history as the first major festival in Europe to take place this summer after the pandemic, with over 180,000 music lovers from more than 70 countries going through the festival gates in Novi Sad, Serbia during the four days and nights.

EXIT, being a multiple winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award, also celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, as music fans reunited and danced together once again to celebrate life and the return to normality. Proving the huge need for events and a pent up energy from music fans, all 4-day tickets were also sold out almost a week before the event started. In spite of the pandemic, EXIT’s crowd this year was as colorful as it gets, with over 50% of the 4-day ticket holders coming from abroad.

Many of the artists had their first major show at EXIT after almost 18 months of silence and according to tens of thousands of fans this accumulated energy resulted in some of the best performances of their whole career.  Just like the first EXIT Festival 20 years ago was sign of return of normal life to the Balkans, this year’s edition once again proved the power this festival represents, but this time providing a best case on the global level.

Dusan Kovacevic, EXIT Founder & CEO said:
"The magic that happened during the last four days in the fortress was out of this world. This year’s event was more than just a festival, it was a movement of people, ready to do whatever it takes to keep human connections at the forefront of our existence. Festivals are generally made to promote values worth living for and we are determined to prove that festivals can be organised safely even during the pandemic. That’s why we have worked tirelessly to create a best practice model on how to do it. Besides our own event, we also hope that EXIT will be an encouragement to all our international festival colleagues, the ‘Festival Family’, that it is possible for all of us.

David Guetta, headlining day 4 of the festival, summarized all this by simply saying: “it's the best place to be right now on the entire planet!”

EXIT’s brave effort for the chance to finally happen this year did pay off, but the organisers are also very thankful for the trust of the fans, who made these four days a miracle.

“A festival is only as strong as its fanbase and during these four days we gathered probably the most passionate festival fans in Europe and beyond! The ones that didn’t mind to come despite all uncertainties about cancellations and travelling, PCR tests and other obstacles. They felt the same super strong need we had all this time, a need for us to be together no matter what, united as one, by the power of music and life. ” - Kovacevic added.

In spite of a year with almost no live tours in Europe, EXIT’s great list of international headliners included David Guetta, Sabaton, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Meduza, Paul van Dyk, DJ Topic, Artbat, Sheck Wes and more.

As also mentioned on EXIT’s social media platforms, the organisers were truly sorry that a few artists had to cancel at last minute, mainly due to pandemic-related reasons which also affected big sporting events like the Football European Championship and Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

“I’m personally very thankful for the star performers who stepped in last minute. They are our heroes and our friends forever! And once again, a gigantic thank you goes out to the EXIT fans who understood the situation and stood by our side all the way!” - Kovacevic added.

Besides programming the event, the biggest challenge of 2021 were the ever-changing regulations due to Covid 19. EXIT worked closely with the Serbian authorities and health organisations to create a protocol that was both acceptable legally and also realistic to follow for the fans. Visitors were allowed to enter the event either with proof of immunity (vaccination or antigens from a past infection), or a negative test (either before entering the country, or at the test zone set up by the festival). The "Safe Events Serbia" safety protocol, in accordance with the latest scientific research, was created to make summer festivals in Serbia the safest gathering places in the country. Early statistics show just that, with less than a dozen positive cases from approx. 14.000 tests done at the festival’s pre-entry test zone.

4 days packed with quality music and more:
EXIT’s mainly about music and party, but not just that. The venue being a 17th century fortress in itself creates a visual environment that inspires both the fans and the artists.

The first day back at the Fortress was full of emotions. Amelie Lens plastered her Instagram with photos and videos, including posts like "So, this happened last night!!!!!!" Also on Instagram, Charlotte de Witte posted “This felt so, so good!”. DJ Snake also exclaimed “We are back!” during his Main Stage set and Roni Size, EXIT's first international headliner, also posted about his new encounter with the Fortress saying – "20 Years Later We Remain Greater!

On Friday, Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton brought their wild energy to the Main Stage and Paul Kalkbrenner's performance at EXIT was his first after 18 months. His magical set was also recorded for his new video, as a diary of a return to normal life. "Turn on the lights, let me see the people; I miss people," said also very emotional Amira Medunjanin from the Visa Fusion stage, wiping tears from her eyes.

On Saturday, Nina Kraviz produced a set of epic proportions. In the style of the biggest rock concerts, the audience chanted Nina's name, as she returned to the stage for not one, not two, but three encores! On the Main Stage, festival visitors experienced a fantastic performance from Satori, presenting music from the album he recorded in Serbia. Other artists enchanting the audience on the main stage were Asaf Avidan, Robin Schulz and Paul Van Dyk, keeping the crowd dancing until 5:30 in the morning.

The final evening of this year's EXIT was marked by amazing performances of two all-time greats. David Guetta’s Main Stage headline performance lived up to all expectations, as the French star laid down a memorable future rave set, infused with his biggest hits. The honor of closing the program on the mts Dance Arena and the entire festival went to Solomun with a massive five-hour set until 10am.

Thank you video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0QK3TVIqI

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Serbia’s EXIT Festival is the first major European festival to open its gates and reunite with 42,000 visitors on the first day

Novi Sad based EXIT is the first major festival in Europe to take place this summer, opening its gates on 8 July. This year, the multiple winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award will also celebrate its 20th anniversary. But besides looking back, the organisers are also looking forward to a bright future. A total of 42,000 fans from over 70 countries enjoyed the first night, proving a strong point for the festival industry that they can take place safely and be part of our lives once again in the same way as large sporting events.

 

The Serbian event is no stranger to leading the way, being in the frontline of bringing peace and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans two decades ago and is accustomed to organising a festival in difficult circumstances.

 

Dusan Kovacevic, EXIT Founder & CEO said:

“I believe this is our destiny. 20 years ago, after all the misery that happened in the Balkans during the 90's, EXIT was a symbol of returning to normal life for the region. And in 2021 EXIT festival is again a sign of normal life after the pandemic, but this time on a global level.”

 

“The energy created in the fortress when thousands of us were united again, elevated us to the highest possible level and opened a new dimension of the festival experience. I believe that each of us had to rub our eyes to make sure we’re not dreaming.”

 

It was a day of great emotions at the famous Petrovaradin Fortress, as music fans reunited and danced together once again to celebrate life and the return to normality. EXIT’s crowd is as colorful as it gets with over 50% of the 4-day ticket holders coming from abroad, representing more than 70 countries.

One of the headliners of the first day, Belgian star DJ Charlotte de Witte said:
“Reuniting with tens of thousands of fans from all over the world is an emotional occasion. EXIT's mts Dance Arena is one of the most incredible open-air stages in the world and has such an atmosphere, especially in the early hours of the morning, when the sun is rising over the fortress walls. It is truly magical"

It was her first show after show in front of large audience since the pandemic began and a return to the fortress after performing infront of only 500 people for EXIT’s Lifestream in 2020.

In a symbolic moment DJ Snake exclaimed during his headline set on the Main Stage:
“We are back!”

 

Proving the huge need for events like this one, EXIT 4-day tickets were sold out almost 1 week before the event started. The event will have 3 more days to go, finishing on Sunday, 11 July.

 

Brief summary of Day 1 programs

This year's EXIT program kicked off with performances from international and regional stars, including DJ Snake (FR) who headlined the Main Stage alongside legendary drum and bass artist Roni Size (GB), the first international headliner of EXIT from 2001, performing with MC Dynamite (GB). Regional artists warmed up the crowd, including Hladno Pivo (HR) and Senidah (SL).

 

The mighty mts Dance Arena is considered by many in the e-music world as the best dancefloor on the globe, so once again it was filled with tens of thousands of electronic music worshipers, waiting for the legendary sunrise over the fortress walls which is truly breathtaking. This year did not disappoint with headline sets from Charlotte de Witte (BE) and Amelie Lens (BE) and local stars Tijana T (RS) and Ilija Djokovic (RS).

 

The underground sounds of electronic music were showcased on the No Sleep Stage with the likes of Eelke Kleijn (NL), Agents of Time (IT) and Patrice Baumel (DE) with the Fusion stage hosting the best local and regional bands including Fran Palermo (HU), Marko Louis (RS), HEMI award nominees Sajzerbiterlemon (RS) and Helem Nejse (BA).

 

4 days of music:

The complete 4-day program from July 8 to 11 features over 20 stages and zones with an all star line-up led by David Guetta, DJ Snake, Sabaton, Charlotte de Witte, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomon, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Meduza, Paul van Dyk, DJ Topic, Artbat, Sheck Wes and many others.  Live streams can be watched at EXIT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

 

EXIT History:

The festival was founded in 2000 in the University Park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. After the downfall of the Milosevic regime, EXIT moved to the Petrovaradin Fortress in 2001. Social responsibility is still the key aspect of the festival activities, with the main focus on environmental and humanitarian involvement, the creative industries’ development, as well as regional cooperation. EXIT has been praised by the leading international media as one of the best music festivals in the world. During its 20 years history, EXIT has hosted internationally acclaimed music stars such as The Cure, The Killers, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Motörhead, Iggy Pop, David Guetta, Massive Attack, Liam Gallagher, Fatboy Slim, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Migos, Sex Pistols, Moby, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave, Jamiroquai, Slayer, Ellie Goulding, Hardwell, Carl Cox, Avicii, Nina Kraviz and many others.

 

More info on the festival and the full schedule by day can be found on the festival's official website: https://www.exitfest.org/en/

 

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Link to download photos and videos…

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ADE launches new Arts & Culture program with creative residencies, artistic crossover projects and more

Amsterdam Dance Event launches its brand new Arts & Culture program, which aims to let electronic music enthusiasts explore the world of dance outside of the dancefloor throughout the city of Amsterdam from October 13 through 17. Highlighted collaborations include Nelly Ben Hayoun, Helena Basilova, an artist residency program with Nxt Museum and more.

Electronic music and art are inseparably bound together, and ADE is devoted to providing a stage to the creative expressions that connect dance music culture and the world of arts. Through a dedicated program of exhibitions, special performances, art installations, documentaries and more, ADE Arts & Culture is set to become the ideal place to explore the cross-pollinations between club and culture.

The first confirmed ADE Arts & Culture highlights include an artist residency showcase by Nxt Museum and ADE on ADE’s opening night, a series of spiritual healing experiences for ravers by award-winning director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and an unplugged performance by pianist Helena Basilova surrounded by 800 candles, alongside events by Tools for Action x NDSM, Foam, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Connor Schumacher and more.

In addition, ADE calls upon artists and entrepreneurs for its collaboration projects with Villa Buitenlust and Music Moves: Music Moves aims to make the dance floor accessible for everyone and offers a free traineeship program to organise an official ADE event for the elderly, special needs children and/or homeless people. Another invitation to participate is offered by Villa Buitenlust, through a creative residency to develop and present new works. 

Access
Individual ticket sales for the ADE Arts & Culture program are set to become available soon. Moreover, the ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire Arts & Culture program, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits. 

The ADE Pro Pass is available at an Early Bird rate here.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados 

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This Week Exit Festival Will Be The First Major Festival of The Summer In Europe and Charlotte de Witte and Roni Size wrap up international headliner list

The countdown begins with only 3 days until the 20th Anniversary edition of EXIT Festival kicks off in Novi Sad! EXIT will be the first major festival in Europe to take place after the pandemic opening its gates on Thursday, July 8 and welcoming more than 40,000 daily visitors from more than 70 different countries. The two-time champion of Best major European festival will take place at the stunning Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube. It will run for four days, from July 8 to 11. An all star line-up is led by David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Sabaton, Charlotte de Witte, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomon, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Medusa, Paul van Dyk, DJ Topic, Artbat, Sheck Wes and many others.

The list of international performers is also enhanced by the confirmation of one of the world’s leading techno DJs, Charlotte de Witte the legendary drum and bass artist Roni Size, the first international headliner of Exit from 2001 who will perform with EXIT favourite MC Dynamite and multi-award winning cinematic bass duo from London, Koven.

The program of this year's EXIT will take place on more than 20 festival stages and zones, with two stages standing out – stunning Main Stage and the world renowned mts Dance Arena. The complete 4-day program runs from 7:00 PM to 8:00 AM, with an abundance of live streams that can be watched at Exit’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The mighty mts Dance Arena is considered by many in electronic world as the best dancefloor on the globe. This July it will again feature tens of thousands electronic music worshipers, waiting as one for the famous sunrise moments over the fortress walls overlooking the Arena

EXIT Festival will be the first major festival in the Europe to be held this summer, thanks to the security protocol confirmed by the Serbian National Health Committee. This protocol, which restricts entry to those who have been vaccinated, have antibodies after suffering from Covid-19, or are negative for PCR or rapid antigen testing. It is based on the latest scientific research conducted across Europe, which has shown that with these measures festivals can be the safest gathering places in the country. Last month, EXIT, together with other major Serbian festivals, supported the national youth vaccination campaign. Thanks to the succesfull mass vaccination the general epidemiological situation in Serbia has improved so much that there is decrease in daily numbers by 99 percent in last few months, while Novi Sad itself has been without new infections for several days in a row!

Audience interest in the festival has also exceeded expectations and is heading towards record numbers. According to the data of Booking.com and Airbnb, in Novi Sad, as much as 99 percent of accommodation has been fully booked for weeks. Apart from domestic guests, the largest number of visitors is expected from France, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia, Hungary and the Netherlands. Almost all foreign citizens need a negative PCR test to enter Serbia, which will also be used to exchange purchased tickets for festival wristbands. EXIT provided free antigen test for all local guests. The organisers announced that the festival tickets will be sold out today, after which only a small limited number of daily tickets will remain on sale on festival gates.

The festival was founded in 2000 in the University Park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. After Milosevic downfall in 2000, EXIT moved to the Petrovaradin Fortress in 2001. Social responsibility is still the key aspect of the festival activities, with the main focus on environmental and humanitarian activities, the creative industries development, as well as regional cooperation. EXIT has been praised by the leading international media as one of the best music festivals in the world. During its 20 year old history, EXIT has hosted internationally acclaimed music stars such as The Cure, The Killers, Guns N’ Roses, Franz Ferdinand, Motörhead, Iggy Pop, David Guetta, Massive Attack, Liam Gallagher, Fatboy Slim, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Migos, Sex Pistols, Moby, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave, Jamiroquai, Slayer, Ellie Goulding, Hardwell, Carl Cox, Avicii, Nina Kraviz and many others.

More info on the festival and the full schedule by day can be found on the festival's official website. More info here: https://www.exitfest.org/en/

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EXIT Festival on three continents this summer and Jonas Blue joins 20th Anniversary Lineup

After getting the final go-ahead from National Health Committee EXIT is set to be the first major festival to happen this summer. With three new events that will take place in the US, China and Bulgaria, the festival is also increasing the brand’s presence to three continents, and Jonas Blue joins the EXIT’s 20th Anniversary line up .

Space Miami, a multiple winner of the title of the Best Club in the US, will host a special EXIT party, the EXIT Effinity Club has opened in the vast Chinese city of Changsha, while the beautiful Perla Beach, located on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, will be home to the new Sunland by EXIT festival this July.

The celebration of 20 years of EXIT, scheduled to take place from 8th to 11th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress, has become richer for British musician and producer Jonas Blue as he confirms his performance on the main stage of the festival. Together with David Guetta, DJ Snake and Tyga, Jonas is another star of this year’s Exit, whose hits from the last few years exceeded an impressive 3 billion views on YouTube! The talented Briton joins a huge list of global and regional stars arriving in Novi Sad this July including Sabaton, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Denis Sulta, DJ Topic, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Meduza, Paul van Dyk, Artbat, Sheck Wes, Laibach, Amira Medunjanin, Buč Kesidi and hundreds of others, who will soon be joined by more names!

Multitalented Jonas Blue brings global hits | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-tP1s1Dip0

Three new members join the EXIT Family! EXIT’s first nightclub is opening in China – Changsha EXIT Effinity, in the eponymous capital of the Chinese province of Henan. Exit’s plans do not end there, with plans to open more clubs and launch a festival in China. Bulgaria is known to be a country with many loyal EXIT fans coming to the festival and starting this year, the beautiful Perla beach will be the base of the three-day festival SUNLAND by EXIT, set to take place from 29th to 31st July. Sunland joins the large EXIT festival family, which already includes Sea Dance, Sea Star, No Sleep, Revolution and F84. On the American continent, EXIT has begun a cooperation with one of the world’s leading clubs, the epicentre of electronic music — Space Miami. The big event in the centre of the Florida metropolis will host the acclaimed Dutch-Serbian performer Satori on 20th June.

UNITED FESTIVAL OF SERBIA SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The Safe Event Serbia protocol - in line with EXIT’s plans - has received official approval from the National Health Committee. The conditions for organising festivals this summer were previously presented to authorities via this security protocol, allowing entry to festivals limited to those who are vaccinated, have COVID-19 antibodies, or can present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test. The protocol is based on the latest scientific research conducted across Europe, which has proven that, with the stated restrictions upon entry, the risk of spreading the infection is almost negligible, and the festivals themselves become the safest meeting places in the country. EXIT also helped create national campaign promoting vaccination of young people.The fact that the campaign has caused a stir is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by EXIT among ticket buyers – more than 70% of them have immunity, either by vaccination or by getting over Covid-19.

HITMAKER JONAS BLUE TO PERFORM ON THE EXIT MAIN STAGE!
The lineup of the 20th celebratory edition of the festival is still growing with Jonas Blue now joining the lineup. The English DJ, producer and songwriter who rose to fame in 2015, when his dance-pop version of the song “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman was released. He followed this with a string of hits including “Perfect Strangers,” “By Your Side,” “Mama,” “Ritual,” and “Polaroid”.

20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXIT FESTIVAL
The big celebration of the 20th anniversary of the EXIT festival will take place from 8th to 11th July 2021 at the Petrovaradin Fortress. Performances by some of the biggest global and regional headliners have already been confirmed including, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Sabaton, Nina Kraviz, Jonas Blue, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tyga, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Denis Sulta, DJ Topic, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Meduza, Paul van Dyk, Artbat, Sheck Wes and many more.

Tickets are selling fast, but a limited quantity is still available at exitfest.org.

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ADE Pro returns to Felix Meritis with first confirmed conference speakers

With the most recent green light on large-scale events by Dutch authorities, this October will officially mark ADE’s return to Amsterdam. The first confirmed speakers for the ADE Pro conference at Felix Meritis include artist and futurist Don Diablo, Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and his business partner Dean Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo and internet phenomenon Zaena x Jason Maek and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding.

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading conference and festival for electronic music, is preparing to return in its full live format for its 25th edition, welcoming music professionals back to its home base Felix Meritis at the Amsterdam canals.

ADE Pro 2021 will discuss the future shape of the music industry with top executives, diving deep into new ways of generating income for artists including NFTs and Blockchain, examining multiple green and sustainable initiatives and focusing on more profitable and effective business practices, as well as exploring how to reform streaming platforms to guarantee electronic music artists get their fair share.

The ADE Pro Pass, which provides access to the complete ADE daytime and nighttime experience, is now on sale at the Early Bird rate. The organisation will also be revealing a limited discount code for the ADE Pro Pass during Thursday's episode of its monthly livestream ADE in Conversation, starting at 5pm CET. After inviting Richie Hawtin, James Blake and more for its first two episodes, Thursday’s ADE in Conversation features BLOND:ISH and DGTL on sustainable festivals, among others.

More topics and speakers for ADE Pro are set to be announced next month.

ADE Festival
With the ADE Festival program growing at a rapid rate, this year’s nighttime offering is set to feature a rich and diverse program for electronic music enthusiasts. A varied lineup of organisers has announced their ADE events, including AMF, Audio Obscura, Awakenings, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland, Pleinvrees and Verknipt, plus venues Concertgebouw, Panama, Melkweg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and Paradiso, with many more following. The complete program of everything announced so far can be found here.

Music professionals can now purchase the ADE Pro Pass at Early Bird rate here. 

About ADE Pro Conference
ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Friday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados

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Amelie Lens and Maceo Plex lead an impressive list of over 100 new artists for EXIT Festival’s Anniversary

This summer at EXIT Festival, two iconic stages of the global electronic music scene bring together some of the world’s biggest artists to celebrate life and the return to normality after more than 15 months. Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Tijana T and Magdalena are confirmed for perform at the mts Dance Arena and Patrice Bäumel, Agents Of Time, Farrago, Adiel and Roman Flügel will be at the epicenter of progressive electronic music on the No Sleep Novi Sad stage.

They join global and regional stars including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Robin Schulz, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Honey Dijon, Solomun, Boris Brejcha, Asaf Avidan, Meduza, Hot Since 82, Paul Van Dyk, Sheck Wes, Topic, Satori, Amira Medunjanin, Laibach and hundreds of others who have already confirmed their arrival to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EXIT festival planned from July 8 to 11 at the Petrovaradin Fortress. Along with these two stages, the cult Urban Bug and Gaia Experiment Trance are also announcing their complete programs, presenting a total of more than 100 new performers confirmed for EXIT’s 20th Anniversary. The full program schedule is published on the official website of the festival, along with the sale of day tickets, which launches today at noon.

Full lineups for Mts Dance Arena, NSNS & Urban Bug revealed | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cONTeQxnrEg

Maceo Plex is one of the greatest electronic artists of today and will headline one of the biggest stages at EXIT Festival. He has repeatedly said that it is one of the best festivals in the world, and even stated that it is "the only place where he still has a stage fright." Belgian techno titan Amelie Lens is one of the most beloved headliners of the mts Dance Arena in recent years. She experiments with old school tapes to give a futuristic "trick", and her "unique pure form of timeless techno" has secured her legendary status and hordes of fans around the globe. Serbia's techno ambassador to the world Tijana T also joins the line up, alongside Magdalena and Andrew Meller B2B, Johannes Brecht live and Bona Fide.

No Sleep Novi Sad stage announces Patrice Bäumel, a Dutch DJ with many years of experience, upcoming techno stars, Belgian Farrago and multi-talented Italian Adiel, then Agents Of Time in a DJ set, one of the most important actors of the German electronic scene, music chameleon Roman Flügel and another Dutchman, the excellent electronic producer and composer Eelke Kleijn. NSNS program is enhanced with performances by Dejan Milićević, b2b set of domestic audience favorites Vladimir Aćić and Filip Xavi and the return of Serbian producer with New York address X-Coast. Rising stars are also being given the opportunity to play at EXIT with Katalina, the winner of the first Let's mix it DJ competition in 2020, runner up Lanna and FM (Filip Nikolić) who was a finalist. Also confirmed us a prominent DJ and producer on the regional stage TKNO, Serbian-Brazilian duo Duc in Altum,  RAR and Human Rias.

The regionally known electronic stage Urban Bug brings a rounded program with as many as 84 performers on four festival evenings, while Gaia Experiment Trance also concluded its line up with today's announcement of Species and Hardy Veles who will perform live.

PROTOCOL FOR FESTIVALS AS THE SAFEST MEETING POINTS AND NATIONAL VACCINATION CAMPAIGN
Leading Serbian music festivals recently presented a protocol, created in line with the latest scientific research across Europe, which confirms that, with certain restrictions on entry, the risk of spreading the infection is almost negligible. The protocol stipulates that those who have been vaccinated will be able to enter the festivals, have a certificate that they have passed Covid-19, who have a negative PCR or antigen test, which will make these gatherings one of the safest. The Crisis Staff spoke positively about the protocol and predicted the return of the manifestations from June 21, provided that at least 50 percent of adult citizens were vaccinated by that date, with further improvement of the epidemiological situation. The United Festivals of Serbia, led by EXIT and other key actors of the Serbian festival scene, subsequently launched a national campaign for youth vaccination, thanks to which the process itself accelerated and only 2% remained to the desired goal, while the epidemiological situation is highly improved.

20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXIT FESTIVAL
The big celebration of the 20th anniversary of the EXIT festival will be held from 8 to 11 July 2021 at the Petrovaradin Fortress, and their performances have already been confirmed by some of the biggest global and regional names such as David Guetta, DJ Snake, Sabaton, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tyga, Solomon, Amelie Lens, Maceo Plex, Denis Sulta, DJ Topic, Robin Schulz, Asaf Avidan, Satori, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Medusa, Paul van Dyk, Artbat and Sheck Wes. The full schedule by days can be found on the official website of the festival.

The full schedule by day can be found on the festival's official website. All date changes of performers will be announced in a timely manner, such as moving the Sabaton performance to Friday, July 9. More info here: https://www.exitfest.org/en/

 


EXIT to organise vaccination for international visitors and Serbia to fully reopen by 21 June

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has announced that thanks to the successful mass vaccination programme and significantly decreased number of new Covid cases, Serbia plans to fully reopen and get back to normality by 21st June. This gives another strong boost for EXIT to go ahead as planned and become the first major European festival happening this summer. EXIT will collaborate with the Serbian Ministry of Health by donating 3000 tickets for festival opening night to medical workers. Also, the Ministry of Health plans to provide a few thousand vaccine doses for international festival artists and visitors as a way to aid countries that currently have vaccine shortages. Organisers marked this optimistic announcement by confirming new names to the already prestigious line-up with Robin Schultz and Satori live joining the likes of David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Asaf Avidan, Sabaton, Solomun, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Artbat, Boris Brejcha and more.

The PM of Serbia Ana Brnabic announced that the goal is to open up the country on June 21, World Music Day: “Serbia has been one of the global leaders in mass vaccination for months. Thanks to that, we have an ever-improving epidemiological situation and the plan is to open the country for gatherings, concerts and festivals on June 21. In this way, we show not only the care for the event industry that contributes so much to our tourism and economy, but we also fight for the mental health of young people. Also we confirm the strategic commitment of the Government of Serbia towards the development of creative industries. EXIT festival, which our country is globally proud of, happening this July will be one of the important symbols of Serbia's victory over the pandemic” 

Robin Schulz, Satori & more added | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWKe8a2FjDk

EXIT festival is excited to be adding more headliners to the lineup. Hitmaker Robin Schulz and highly respected Dutch artist of Serbian origin, Satori, will add their performances to the celebration of festival’s 20th anniversary from 8th to 11th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress. They are accompanied by the upcoming house star Ece Ekren and a number of local artists completing the program of the fan-favourite progressive trance stage Gaia Trance Xperiment. They all join the previously announced series of global and regional headliners, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Asaf Avidan, Sabaton, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Artbat, Hot Since 82, Sheck Wes, Meduza, Solomun, Paul van Dyk, Honey Dijon and many others. In addition to the new names, EXIT is also announcing the beginning of one-day ticket sales, starting on Tuesday, 1st June.

Serbian festival protocols for safe entry
EXIT and other Serbian music festivals have recently presented a protocol created in line with the latest scientific research across Europe, confirming that, with certain restrictions on entry, the risk of spreading the infection is very low. The protocol thus stipulates that those who have been vaccinated will be able to enter festivals, as well as those who have had COVID-19 in the past or can produce a negative PCR or antigen test. This protocol also represents a strong motivation for young people to get vaccinated. At the session, the Crisis Response Team spoke positively about the protocol and decided about the return of events and manifestations starting on 21st June, provided that at least 50% of adult citizens are vaccinated by that date. The current number of vaccinated adults is around 45% and it is expected that 5% more will be vaccinated in the next few weeks.

Last Friday EXIT launched a national campaign to encourage young people to get vaccinated, to lead by example in their environments, thus becoming an indispensable part of returning to normality. Serbia is already opened for all tourists. All details regarding entry to the festival will be published on Exit’s official website in due time and in accordance with future protective measures imposed by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

More information regarding the vaccination process for international visitors will be announced soon.

All info on tickets and line up can be found on EXIT festival’s official web site.

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