The 14th edition of EXIT attracted the largest attendance in the festival's history and the Petrovaradin Fortress, buzzing' with energy for 5 days, as record numbers enjoyed the diverse range of acts and stages in this unique and awe inspiring location.
"EXIT 2013 succeeded beyond all expectations with audience numbers significantly up on last year. We are especially proud of the fact that the leitmotif of the festival was happiness and smiles on people's faces, which made EXIT a specific oasis of positive energy and awakened optimism". Enthused Exit Festival's CEO Dusan Kovacevic.
Renowned for it's amazing atmosphere this years EXIT offered festival-goers even more music and entertainment with the addition of a new Day Zero. Standout headline performances included; Atoms for Peace, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion with Nile Rogers kicking things off in style at the opening party with all proceeds going to the restoration of the Fortress. The Prodigy's performance on Friday also attracted a record-breaking audience of 35,000 people.
"One of the best festivals in the world. For real" Liam Howlett, The Prodigy
The legendary Dance Arena attracted record numbers of electronic music fans with Fatboy Slim setting the standard from the start and getting festival goers pumped up to party for the days to come. Jeff Mills and Pan-Pot seduced the audience with uncompromising techno sets, and huge interest in David Guetta's set resulted in breaking the Dance Arena record, with around 25,000 people tirelessly following his tempo. The honour to close the festival was in the hands of Swedish superstar Eric Prydz and the Dubfire, who kept the audience on the dancefloor until early hours, confirming the Dance Arena's status as one of the best open-air dancefloors in the world.
"ENTER Bizarre Majestic EXIT" Kate Boy
Musical diversity is one of the most valuable characteristics of EXIT, with many smaller stages around the festival site offering a variety of music and entertainment from Riffs & Beats, Urban Bug, Latino and Reggae Stage, to Silent Disco, Radio As FM, HappyNoviSad, Discozone, OTPevaj Karaoke and the Gaia Experiment Trance Stage.
The ever popular after 2am program on the Main Stage was also given a boost this year with UKF joining the ranks and serving up the best and most exciting names in bass music including; Chase & Status, Camo & Krooked, Diplo, DJ Fresh, Feed Me, Friction, SBTRKT and Skism.
"Massive vibes, festival was amazing" Diplo
The largest attendance in the festival's history
During The Prodigy's performance, Main Stage attendance record was broken, with over 35.000 people
Dance Arena's attendance record was also broken, with over 25.000 during David Guetta's performance.
Fusion Stage's attendance record was broken during the performance by Dubioza Kolektiv.
The largest amount of single-day tickets in the history of the festival was sold - 20,000, with a record entrance speed - 300 people per minute entering.