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EXIT Festival announce Duran Duran, Little Dragon, Sneaky Sound System and more

Duran Duran, Little Dragon, Sneaky Sound Sysytem, R & S Records – Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live, The Chain.

EXIT are on a roll with more acts being announced and even more still to come. First up are pop legends Duran Duran, who will kickstart the opening night of the festival performing on the main stage with original band members John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon. Showcasing songs from their most recent, critically-acclaimed album All You Need is Now, alongside iconic hits such as Girls On Film, Rio, Planet Earth, Hungry Like The Wolf, The Reflex, Notorious, Come Undone and Ordinary World. Having defined the MTV generation and taking music videos to another level with exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, Duran Duran have sold over 80 million records, won numerous awards and continue to be at the forefront of musical innovation. For the first time at EXIT old and new fans will come together to experience the wild boys in action. See their unmissable show on Thursday 12th July. Watch the video for Girl Panic! here featuring the original supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herizgova and Cindy Crawford

“All of us at EXIT are thrilled beyond words that Duran Duran will be playing at this year’s festival. So many memorable hits to look forward to along with new material from their recent album should stamp 2012 as another defining moment for EXIT” said EXIT General Manager Bojan Boskovic.

Over on the Fusion Stage one of Scandinavia’s best indie bands, Little Dragon will perform on Sunday 15th July providing the best tonic in the form of Swedish electro pop act Little Dragon. A four-piece band, headed by the astonishing vocals of Japanese-Swedish singer Yukimi Nagano. Little Dragon have released 3 studio albums – with the most recent Ritual Union (2011), earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone magazine describes the album “hits a sweet spot between the futuristic soul of their debut and the synth pop of 2009’s Machine Dreams“. There is no disputing the combination of Nagano’s dazzling voice and collaborations with eclectic artists including Gorillaz, DJ Shadow and SBTRKT, serve to confirm the groups rising popularity and their set is not to be missed.

More underground and serving up the finest cutting edge electronica the HappyNoviSad Stage presents the R&S Records showcase, featuring Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live and The Chain. The British duet, Teengirl Fantasy, have achieved numerous successes in only three years with their single from the album 7AM, named Cheaters, which was was named Single of the Year by Fact Magazine, and toured with the grand Crystal Castles. Lone aka Matt Cutler has released four albums and 5 EPs in only five years with his most significant work Lemurian, released in 2008. The critics described the album as a sensual release with a distinctive identity. Matt Cutler is also active in a project named Kona Triangle. Under the moniker Pariah hides the dubstep and future garage producer Arthur Cayzer, who released his single, Detroit Falls, as well as an EP, Safehouses on R&S Records. He is also famous for remixing tracks for the The xx and Erykah Badu. Alongside his colleague, James Blake, Pariah has received praises from very influential media such as Pitchfork and Resident Advisor, and is being considered one of the most important producers of Britain’s new wave of dance music, identified by many as post-dubstep. Concluding the list, we are proud to welcome another name of R&S Records’ – The Chain, aka London producers Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy.

And that’s not all as the Elektrana Stage welcomes the Australian act Sneaky Sound System consisting of the guitarist and producer Black Angus, and the singer Connie Mitchell. Their most recent hits From Here To Anywhere, Big, Really Want To See You Again and We Love are still renowned in Oz. During their career, the band has also collaborated with worldwide stars such as DJ Tiesto, Azari&III, KiNK and many others.

Last call for this special offer! Don’t miss the ticket deal running until 15th April. When it comes to music festivals it’s the more th merrier! If you and your friends still haven’t purchased your Exit Festival tickets, count yourselves lucky, because from 19th March to 15th April, if you purchase four tickets EXIT will give you one free! Is there a better way to shake the winter blues than plan the summer party of a lifetime? Gather up your buddies, your mates, your friends and tally up how many will you take to this year’s festival. Sun worshipers and music lovers alike can enjoy 9 fun filled days of partying in the Exit Village, and four mind-blowing days at the festival from 12th – 15th July.

Guns ‘N’ Roses, Duran Duran, New Order, Plan B, Avicci, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Miss Kittin, Little Dragon, Felix Da Housecat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Azari & III live, Buraka Som Sistema, Sneaky Soundsystem, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Reboot live, Brodinksi, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, When Saints Go Machine, Maayan Nidam, Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy live, The Chain…. with much much more to be announced!

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee

Getting to EXIT has never been easier, faster and cheaper! The nearest airport is Belgrade, with direct flights from the UK with JAT and Wizz Air. Belgrade is one hour from Novi Sad, you can get a taxi or take a shuttle bus with EXIT Trip and eufest. EXIT Trip is the Official Travel and accommodation for EXIT Festival with the lowest price guaranteed!

Exit Festival is an annual summer music festival held in Novi Sad, Serbia commencing in 2000. Taking place from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July, in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to be one of Europe’s premier music festivals.

EXIT is one of the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and the best campsite entertainment whilst bathing in the hot Balkan sunshine. With more entertainment, easier and cheaper travel options, unique location, stunning weather and an atmosphere unlike any other festival, EXIT offers a 4 day extravaganza costing much less than a UK festival ticket, giving the festival goer more value for money.

Getting to EXIT is all part of the fun, taking place in Serbia one of Eastern Europe’s hidden gems. By plane, train, coach or camper van it’s well worth the effort and you won’t be disappointed. EXIT is a non-corporate event with a unique history, having started as a student protest against the communist Milosevic regime. EXIT has proved that music is a universal language that can connect and bring people together to make the world a better place. Be part of something that is more than just a music festival, where hedonism meets activism as EXIT continues to evolve and bring like-minded people together. “Party hard and remember – apathy is the enemy”

The picturesquese city of Novi Sad also has lots to offer with a bustling cafe culture. Spend your days leisurely cafe hopping enjoying the Serbian sun and hospitality with plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops to choose from. The EXIT Village is the best way to experience the festival, make new friends, dance on the beach or make a splash in the water. The EXIT Village is a short walk from the festival site and has it’s own entertainment and facilities. Exit supports many community and humanitarian missions. The State of Exit Foundation was established in 2010 to support the reform of higher education in Serbia.

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