The Exit Festival (also known as State of EXIT),held every year since 2000 in the Serbian city of Novi Sad, brings together the old and the new in as dramatic a setting as you can imagine. The festival began life as an artistic antidote to the grim reality of the Milosevic regime and has grown into one of Europe’s biggest and most vibrant musical celebrations. It takes place in the stunning surroundings of the ancient Petrovaradin Citadel and in the space of four days attracts not just 250,000 revellers from all over the globe, but some of the best-known names from the world of music. There are films, theatre and workshops too, but the temptation to strut their stuff in one of the Serbia’s most evocative arenas is too much for most people to resist.
It’s great how one escapist idea has grown in such a huge brand with performers like: Iggy Pop, Massive Attack, Garbage, Moloko, Stereo MC’s, Kosheen, Suzanne Vega, etc
EXIT 06 took place July 6 – July 9, 2006.
The headliners on the main stage were Franz Ferdinand, Morrissey, Billy Idol, Pet Shop Boys, The Cardigans, The Cult, Dizzee Rascal, HIM and Scissor Sisters.