Finally, the day has come that we’re not bringing you news of another cancellation or postponement. Instead, it’s the much-needed encouragement that there will be at least one festival happening this summer. And it’s a big one: Serbia’s EXIT Festival, which will now take place at the end of August.
According to Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, the government has “formulated a directive to move the EXIT festival to August, because [they] expect the situation [with the pandemic] to completely die out throughout Europe” by that time.
Of course, precautionary measures such as reducing the event capacity will need to be taken. Rumours are suggesting that the capacity would be half of its usual size. (For reference, the current capacity is 55,000 attendees per day across 40 stages.) Nevertheless, it’s certainly a win for the music industry as organisers finally regain “the opportunity to be together with our fans and favourite artists.”
“The health and safety of the audience and everyone involved at the festival is our top priority. Between fear and optimism, we always choose the latter, and we’re thrilled that we will have opportunity to be together with our fans and favourite artists this summer.”
Dušan Kovačević, EXIT Festival Co-Founder
EXIT Festival’s 2020 edition will be marking the festival’s 20th anniversary. Originally set to take place from July 9 to 12, the festival had already announced an impressive lineup. This included festival favorites such as David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Boris Brejcha, Meduza, ARTBAT, and ZHU. A festival that has won the title of ‘Best European Music Festival twice, EXIT will definitely be the highlight of the summer for many.