Only a few months until EXIT 2018

Festivals take place at all sorts of locations around the world – on ships, beaches, farms, deserts and beyond. But EXIT Festival in Serbia has its own unique location – in a FORTRESS.

Launching in 2000 as a student protest against the government and celebrating its 18th edition, it has become one of the most diverse festivals on an ever increasingly competitive circuit. Reggae King Ziggy Marley, whose father and undying icon Bob inspired EXIT Freedom, the festival’s 2018 theme tops the bill on the main stage alongside hip-hop phenomenon Migos, Fever Ray, Jax Jones, Alice Merton and many more to be announced soon.

The famous EXIT Dance Arena has been fittingly labelled ‘Arenamageddon’ for the 2018 edition and the line-up fits the bill. Powerhouse names Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Anastasia Kristensen, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Maceo Plex, Tale of Us, Carl Craig, Rødhåd and Boris Brejcha will be on hand to rock the Petrovaradin Fortress.

When is it? 12th-15th July 2018.

Where is it? Novi Sad, Serbia.

Getting there: When you arrive it’s best to fly into Belgrade and pre-book a transfer to Novi Sad(1 hour approx drive). Transfers available here.

Currency: DINAR. You may find it hard to change money before you arrive so leave some time to find an exchange agency with reasonable rates.

Accommodation

Luxury & Convenience

Hotel “Leopold I” – Spread throughout the building that composes the Hotel Leopold I at the top of the 17th century magnificent Petrovaradin Fortress, the words Style. Glamour. Sophistication sum up this hotel experience!

City Centre

HOTEL CENTAR – This hotel has a pleasant atmosphere, kind staff, big comfortable beds, fast internet and high class service situated in the city centre within walking distance of the festival.

Hotel “Vojvodina” – The hotel is situated in the very center of Zrenjanin, near the central pedestrian zone and most of the city sights with a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and the top level services.

Food and drink

If you’re looking for some local delights then make sure you check out Astal Šaren. This is the place to try ‘kajmak’! Kajmak is a traditional dish in the Balkan countries. The best way to describe it is a creamy dairy product similar to clotted cream. As well as this dish, we would suggest the mixed meats plate to share.

In the mood for something lighter or are Vegetarian? Fish & Zelenish is a great choice. Think fresh fish, seafood, organic vegetables, homemade pasta, Greek and Dalmatian appetizers, salads, olive oil and Mediterranean spices.

Fancy some fast-food? The locals choice is Crna maca, although there is no Facebook or website so you better plan ahead to find this one.

The Pizza spot of choice should be “Adrijana”.

Best Pretzels in Novi Sad? Go on then. Bakery “Perec” is a cheap and cheerful locals favourite and has been in the town for years!

Pre-festival spots

Štrand is a popular beach on the Danube river in Novi Sad, located near the Freedom Bridge, in the city quarter known as Liman. This is the ultimate pre-party place to get you in the mood for the night ahead. Each bar competes with one another for who has the best and loudest music so choose your bars wisely!

If you’re staying in the town centre then you will be able to find top Serbian Djs at Puberaj bar. Marko Nastić played on Day Zero and didn’t disappoint so pop in for a beer and a dance.

Shamrock Novi sad is a also good Irish Pub with nice cocktails if you’re looking for something more low-key.

(Mirror.co.uk, 01.03.2018)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/exit-festival-2018-first-look-12107021

 

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