The return of normalcy is finally coming for Europe. After a tough couple of seasons for big festivals, some parts of Europe are welcoming back the celebration of them. This is the case of Serbia and its major festival EXIT, which received 42,000 visitors from over 70 countries on its first night.
Although major festivals like Tomorrowland did have to postpone this year’s main edition, a few are still going forward. Moreover, we could say that the COVID nightmare is coming to an end and festivals are slowly returning. The prize to the bravest organization goes to EXIT Festival, which has officially become the first major European festival to reopen its gates to visitors once again on 8 July.
“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.”With its massive reopening, Dusan Kovacevic, EXIT Founder & CEO said:
After a very long wait, thousands of music lovers returned to the historic Petrovaradin Fortress. Fans are back in order to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary. A special anniversary that arrives at a very special time as the pandemic is finally coming to its end.
“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”Belgian techno titan Charlotte de Witte
Besides, EXIT Festival is doing things great. The organization even offered COVID-19 vaccines to artists and attendees. With such favorable conditions, the festival landed a world-class lineup. On the first day, artists such as DJ Snake and Amelie Lens with Charlotte de Witte played for a wonderful crowd. Moreover, acts such as David Guetta, Maceo Plex, Paul Van Dyk, and a whole host of others will celebrate music again. It looks like major festivals can and will be held safely once again. The return of major festivals finally arrived, now let’s enjoy it safely.