SERBIA – EXIT Festival has just unveiled the first 24 acts for its upcoming edition, EXIT Starseed! The lineup is headlined by pop-rap icons and one of the most successful music groups of all time, the Black Eyed Peas, along with one of the world’s most innovative guitarists and a driving force behind Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello, and the global trap trailblazer, Gucci Mane! Legendary mts Dance Arena will feature the most popular DJ of all time, Carl Cox, often seen as the symbol of the profession itself. He will be joined by Bonobo, Berlin’s DJ star and producer KlangKuenstler, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Barry Can’t Swim, Franky Wah, and Mene. Tesla Universe Stage will also showcase leaders among the new generation of artists Kenya Grace and Iniko, the mega-popular British group Rudimental, pop and soul sensation John Newman, the unstoppable The Exploited, Australian visionary Dub FX, hitmakers Willy William, Ian Asher, and Steve Angello, and the leading regional sensation Joker Out.
The first names for Visa Fusion Stage are the Greek band Villagers of Ioannina City and the Czech synth-pop group Lakeside X, while Explosive Stage will be energised by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner and Nemesis! EXIT Starseeds, under the slogan “Awakening our Superpowers Together,” is set to take place from July 10 to 14, with a special Starseeds Takeover performance on Tesla Universe Stage reserved for day zero.
The main Tesla Universe Stage will also host the unrivalled Gucci Mane, a key figure in making trap a dominant music genre of today. His army of fans includes over forty million followers on social media, with streams of his songs reaching tens of billions! His album “Everybody Looking“ and single “Black Beatles“ topped the Billboard charts, and the extent of his popularity among his colleagues is confirmed by collaborations with the world’s biggest stars, including The Weeknd, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Usher, Bruno Mars, and many others.
“You have to play directly from your soul here, be who you are, and that’s what makes EXIT so special!“ Carl Cox widely regarded as the greatest DJ of all time and the king of the electronic scene, once said. After five years, he’s returning for a three-hour set at mts Dance Arena! Hisclosing set in 2009 and anotherperformance a decade later remain some of the most memorable events in the history of the electronic scene. Next year, on the festival's first day, this living legend by the decks will once again take the stage before what he called “the most explosive audience” in the numerous interviews in which he spoke about EXIT!
The next edition of EXIT Festival, carrying the EXIT Starseeds theme under the slogan “Awakening Our Superpowers Together,” is set to take place from July 10 to 14, 2024, at the Petrovaradin Fortress. A special Starseeds Takeover performance on Tesla Universe stage is reserved for day zero.