Exit Festival 2012

   Exit (aka The State of Exit) is an annual summer music festival held  in Novi Sad, Serbia. It is staged annually since 2000. Exit has attracted thousands of visitors for 12 years now. Some of its stages like Dance Arena, Elektrana or Fusion stage offer a variety of music genres and can gather up to 30,000 people for a single performance. In 2011 we had a chance to dance together with Tiga, Deadmau5, James Zabiela, Underworld, Carl Craig, Groove Armada, Digitalism and so on.
   The Exit Festival 2012 will be held from July 12th to 15th. Additional info remains unreachable at the the moment, however, I will update you  whenever possible. Stay tuned!

Anounced acts are:

Main stage: New Order
Dance arena: Luciano, Reboot Live, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, Mayaan Nidam
Fusion stage: Buraka Som Sistema 



Download Festival

   On the 12th of July 2011 it was confirmed via Twitter, and the Download Website that the festival will return in 2012 between the dates of 8th-10 June. Limited Early Bird tickets were put on sale on the 15th of July. It will be the 10th edition of the festival. It was announced on November 10th via BBC Radio 1 that Metallica would headline the main stage on the Saturday and also that they would be playing their self titled album in its entirety. The next day Black Sabbath were announced to headline the main stage on the 10th of June, closing the festival.

   On 18 November, The Prodigy was announced as the headliner for Friday 8 June. On January 16th 2012, Soundgarden, Chase and Status, Biffy Clyro, You Me at Six and Tenacious D were also confirmed for the festival, with Machine Head, Trivium, Lamb of God, Devin Townsend Project, DevilDriver, Little Angels, Anthrax, Ugly Kid Joe and August Burns Red announced a few hours later.
   For those of you who don't know, the Download Festival is a three day rock music festival held annually at Donington Park, England (which hosted Monsters of Rock between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest). It usually takes place in June (although in 2003, the first day of the festival took place on the last day of May). 




   A myriad of colours, huge explosions, non-stop partying and an escape from the everyday inside what is described as a pyschedelic wasteland. Welcome, one and all, to Defqon.1, Australia’s leading hard-dance festival, bringing together some of the biggest names in the genre to celebrate a unique and highly energetic style of dance music.
   Not for the faint at heart, Defqon offers a one-of-a-kind experience to its attendees, bringing together stunning visuals with festival traditions turned on their heads. The location is Sydney’s International Regatta Centre, which spreads the festival over nearly 200 acres of other-worldly atmosphere – a perfect fit for this incomparable event. The event was originally founded in the Netherlands, building up from a cult-following into one of the biggest events on the European dance calendar. Its influence continues to this day, spreading across to Australia for the first time in 2009. Almost instantly a success, the festival has grown from strength to strength and has secured a major reputation as a festival like none other on the country’s circuit.


Shout-out goes to  GhosT who reminded me to write about DEFQON.1.


A State Of Trance 550

   You better take the full month of March off, cause the only thing you’ll have in mind are these words: A State of Trance 550! Last night, Armin Van buuren revealed the 5 events of the ASOT 550 celebration, completing it to a 6 event happening on 2 different continents during 4 weeks. Belgrade, Moscow, Kiev, Los Angeles, Miami and Den Bosch, you better prepare!
   A State of Trance 550 kicks off on March 3rd in Serbia’s Belgrade, to move to Russia’s capital Moscow only 4 days later on March 7th. Ukrainian dance lovers will be dancing in Kiev on March 10th. This time, the US is in it for a treat, cause Armin lands his ASOT show twice this time! On March 17th, as part of the Beyond Wonderland festival in Los Angeles and in Miami on March 25th. On March 31st, the biggest and final edition of ASOT 550 takes place in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

   Armin:“Like last year, I wanted to lay it on again, so that ASOT 550 turns into a real worldwide happening. I’m very much looking forward to share this milestone with all listeners, visitors and DJ’s!”

   Next to these 6 events, Armin and his team are also looking into the possibilities of an exclusive pre-party on the first of March 2012. The full line-up of all events, as well as the winner of the wildcard for the A State of Trance 550 Theme contest will be announced next week, on December 8th. After that, the voting poll for the contest opens and you’ll be able to vote for your favourite track to be the official anthem of ASOT 550!

TOURDATES ASOT 550, March 2012:

3rd March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Belgrade, Serbia
7th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Moscow, Russia
10th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Kiev, Ukraine
17th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Los Angeles, USA
(as part of Beyond Wonderland)
25th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Miami, USA
31st March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Den Bosch, The Netherlands



Warrior’s Dance Festival 2012

   Hey guys! The Prodigy is presenting their ‘Warrior’s Dance Festival’ at Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade on September 15th 2012.
   Serbia and The Prodigy have a special longstanding relationship which began with the band’s first performance in 1995!  They were granted the key to the city of Belgrade. They were invited to play at Serbia’s Exit festival’s 10th anniversary.
They will present  new material for 2012 and very special guest Skrillex  - arguably the hottest new act on the planet today! Local support comes in the form of crossover hard-core reggae act Eyesburn, punk rock bands Goblini and Ritam Nereda, electro punk-pop band Lollobrigida and psychedelic electro-rockers Petrol.

There will be more acts and info announced via the website.