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Exit 05

Author: Nikki Wright
Sunday, April 3, 2005
UNDERWORLD to headline EXIT FESTIVAL 05: 4-day summer fest rocks a Balkan Castle

7th - 10th July, 2005, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Federal Republic of Serbia & Montenegro.

Q magazine: 'A sublime example of a festival in both its location and line-up.....' *****"

NME: 'The Dogs Balkans!' 9/10

SKRUFFF: 'Like Glastonbury, EXIT already has a mythology that means its something special, though unlike Glastonbury,

EXIT is both astoundingly cheap and (to a western European) exotic. The best festival in Europe- Sure!"

DJ Mag: 'EXIT is really way out'

Official coverage by BBC Radio 1 MTV and


The State of Exit is a gathering of young people from all over Europe who come together to celebrate freedom, change, peace, and positivity. It's an opportunity to exchange energy and ideas, to build relationships, and above all else, party long and hard to some of the worlds finest contemporary talent. Whether it be the beach parties and lazy summer days camping by the Danube river, or enormous soundsystems and hot air ballooning by night, the beautiful Adriatic weather, or even the diverse artistic and historic local culture; EXIT offers you the chance to do things your way, in your own time, relax, and enjoy the company of thousands of like minded people.

Exit takes place in the historic Petrovaradin Fortress, built high on the banks of the River Danube, offering stunning views over the city of Novi Sad. It is an ancient fortress site originally occupied by the Romans, and re-built by the Austro Hungarian Empire to defend against the Turks in the 17th Century. The Fortress site houses 18 performance arenas including the Main Stage and Dance Stage. There's also an extreme sports arena, a technology zone, an NGO zone, an open air Cinema. Capacity will be limited to 55'000 ticket holders per day in 2005.

Exit has always attracted the finest international talent and 2005 will be no exception, it's just getting bigger and better. Around 600 performances will take place within the mutli venue castle complex, an area that covers about three square kilometres - an eclectic selection headlined by some of the biggest live bands and dance acts from genres such as hip-hop, house, drum and bass, African, reggae and Latin. Headliners will include: Underworld, Fatboy Slim, Dave Clarke and Sasha.

Mechanical Information:

Official media campaign launch is 5th April.

For press accreditation enquiries contact - or call +44 20 7371 0995

4-day Tickets go on sale on 5th April 2005 are priced at €45.00 plus fixed local handling fee.

For online ticketing for Western and Northern Europe, Americas, South Africa and Australasia log onto from 5th April

For detailed event information, ticket outlets, online ticketing for South East Europe, and other territories not

included in this announcement log onto from 5th April.

All inclusive ticket, travel and accommodation packages can be purchased through Eton Travel

Any customers can book online at UK customers only can call festival hotline 01753 801249 from 5th April on an ad hoc basis.

European travel partners to be announced on

For basic travel information, program information, and regular updates log onto from 5th April.

For information on MTVEXIT campaign against human trafficking log onto

For production and event management related enquiries email or call +44 20 8249 1529

Click the links below to download pictures of last years event