EXIT First DA Acts ImageThe world renowned EXIT Festival Dance Arena is the place to be this summer as the first acts are announced.

Anyone who knows anything about dance music knows that EXIT’s Dance Arena is the best thing in the world. VOTED #3 TOP EDM FESTIVALS BY VIBE.COM & BEATPORT’S 20 MOST-ANTICIPATED DANCE MUSIC FESTIVALS 2013 set in the moat of the fortress, it’s that special moment when the sun meets the earth and your favourite tune is belting through the soundsystem and into your soul! Having built its repution over the years through breaking and championing the who’s who in the electronic music world and bringing the biggest dance acts to Serbia, 2013 sees yet another peek into what’s going to be a smashing year in the fortress. Tradional as ever, EXIT’s intent to drip feed the line up is torturous but you know that it’s always going to be an enourmous one, upfront, varied and full of crazy times! First acts to be revealed on the Dance Arena are;

Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Pan-Pot, Matador live, Subb An b2b Adam Shelton, Apollonia & Deniz Kurtel

We are delighted to welcome back Resident Advisors’ No.1 DJ Seth Troxler, since entering the scene Seth has ignited the world of house and techno with a barrage of critically acclaimed vocal jams. Under the label ‘Visionquest’ Seth, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtis have made some groundbreaking music, their most recent remix being a track from David Lynch’s debut artist album. Together their ‘Visionquest’ project has spawned the most exciting new record label in dance music today.

Dubfire also makes a welcome return, after wowing the crowd’s at the EXIT 10th Birthday with a legendary back to back (click2click as they called it) set with Richie Hawtin. This time around the Grammy-winning recording artist Dubfire will have the decks all to himself, ready to take the EXIT crowd on a journey with his renowned, seamless sets.

Pan-Pot have become a dominant presence in modern techno, an ascent mirrored in the rise of their home label ‘mobilee records’ to the top tier of electronic music. They are “the dark side of the force,” they’ve melted minds, warped perceptions and reinvigorated the dancefloor with their heady, unorthodox sound. All we can say here in Dance Arena mordor is hell yeah, bring it on.

We love techno and we know you do too so we’ve also got Matador live twisting your tiny little minds. We won’t tell you his real name because it’s not as scary as Matador but we’ll tell you that his journey into techno first began when listening to early dj compilations, ‘Dave Clarkes World Service’, ‘Richie Hawtin’s Decks Efx 909’ and various others. “Deep, Dark, Chuggy, Warped, Trippy, Driving….once itʼs interesting, I’m on it” he states, so you can only imagine what he’s going to be doing.

For deep house lovers we introduce Subb An b2b Adam Shelton, from sultry and atmospheric sounds to the acid-drenched and techy, the pairing of these two will be something worth salivating over.

Apollonia are the next big thing! They are a collaboration of three of Paris underground’s hottest exports, Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom who are gearing up for a back2back2back showcase spectaculaire. They are Circo Loco’s favourite French trio, playing at the Ibiza club DC10 all summer and now we too will get a taste of that sweet honey. DJing together with one-vinyl-each, back2back concept for the full duration of the show… Booom!! And who said vinyl was dead?!

And last but certainly not least we have the first lady to be announced, Deniz Kurtel a striking and uniquely gifted producer, her first releases were the ‘Whisper’ EP and her remix of No Regular Play’s ‘Owe Me’ on Wolf + Lamb and recently she has released her ‘Yeah’ EP and remixed the single ‘Fables & Fairytales’ by N/A on Crosstown Rebels, and her debut album ‘Music Watching Over Me’ solidified her as ‘one to watch’ and we’re looking forward to seeing what she’s got up her sleeves.

Started by 3 students in 2000 against the Milosevic regime, fighting for political change and freedom, today the festival is still an NGO (Non Governmental Organization), one that promotes change and positive education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions, while throwing a damn good party.

EXIT strives to bring the best talent possible with the challenges that a non-profit brings, all while playing a vital role in bringing together the new nations of former Yugoslavia, war-torn by the events and it is the social importance of the Festival that made it unique and globally recognized.

EXIT 2013 will feature another strong social campaign that will focus on human rights and global freedoms, with a series of films, art exhibitions, lectures and debates being organized with prominent names from that field from around the world.

Music is a universal language that connects and brings people together to make the world a better place.

EXIT. Where hedonism meets activism.

Atoms For Peace, Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Pan-Pot, Matador live, Subb An b2b Adam Shelton, Apollonia, Deniz Kurtel, DJ Fresh Live, Friction & MC Linguistics, SKiSM, The Prototypes, Inspector Dubplate, Brookes Brothers and Dub Phizix & MC Strategy

Much more to come…

Making people happy for a longer!  5 day ticket from 10th – 14th July 2013.

Standard 5 Day Ticket: £95 (+bf)
Camping Pass: £25 (+bf)

Buy tickets direct from EXIT here www.etickets.to/EXIT

Ticket prices will go up as the festival aproaches so make sure you get your 5 day festival ticket now for the best possible price.

Getting to EXIT is easy! The nearest airport is Belgrade, with direct flights from the UK with JAT and Wizz Air and many indirect with all European carriers. Belgrade is only one hour from Novi Sad and you easily can take a taxi or shuttle bus. EXIT Trip is the Official Travel and accommodation service for the EXIT Festival with the lowest prices guaranteed! Offering direct flightsaccommodation and local transfers in one package  that can be tailor made, look no further than here www.EXITtrip.org

By all in one package and save 30%: The best travel deal that meets your budget and travel needs: 5 days EXIT festival ticket + accommodation + return airport transfers + Novi Sad city pass from only £115 (138€). Book now before it increases!

EXIT Trip also provides affordable airport transfers from all the biggest surrounding airports (Budapest, Zagreb, Belgrade…) which can be reached by many low-cost airlines from UK airports (London, Manchester…) starting at £99 for a return flight.

Make a package of your own to best suit your needs!

“Thanks Serbia!!! EXIT festival was out off this world!!” Luciano

“EXIT has a crazy wild side that only very few festivals have. Bring us back again, we fukin luv it. Come on!!!”  The Prodigy

“EXIT Festival has been the highlight of our summer so far…what a crowd…what a country…it will stay in our hearts for an eternity.  Much love.” Klaxons

“EXIT was simply amazing! Both setting and the crowd were mind-blowing. Definitely in my top 5 gigs of the year!” Laidback Luke

“Once again EXIT proves to be one of the best festivals in the world!!!” Nic Fanciulli

“It was a great experience to play for such an enthusiastic crowd, placed in this wonderful Amphitheatre with this energy!” Ricardo Villalobos

In the far-flung location of Serbia, inside the spectacular surrounds of the Petrovaradin Fortress, you’ll find one of the world’s most prized parties for EDM lovers. Exit Festival’s ‘Dance Arena’ is rightfully proclaimed as one of the true EDM meccas, taking place in a moat within the fortress walls, where the likes of Avicii and Richie Hawtin entertain the notoriously crazy crowd.

Serbia’s Exit Festival has quickly established itself as one of Europe’s best dance-music destinations due to its expert curation and its unique venue—Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress. Filling the grounds surrounding this Medieval structure, Exit presents many of the world’s best DJs and producers speckled amongst equally huge rock acts; last year, Duran Duran and New Order shared billing with Addison Groove, Brodinski, TEED, and Jon Convex. Adding an extra fifth day for its 2013 edition this July, it’s safe to say that this year’s Exit Festival will be its most epic ever.

One of the best places to Best places to rock out in a field

Nikki McNeill
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