- 20 Apr 21
Serbia has one of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world.
Serbia's EXIT Festival is set to go ahead as planned this summer, Miloš Vučević, the Mayor of Novi Sad, has confirmed. Vučević, who is also a member of the National Health Committee Fighting Against Pandemic, stated that this year's festival – set to take place from July 8th to 11th at the Petrovaradin Fortress – "will be a symbol of Serbia's victory over the pandemic."
Headliners at the special 20th anniversary edition of the festival include David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Sheck Wes, Solomun, Paul van Dyk, Sepultura, Metronomy, Honey Dijon and more.
Serbia current has one of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world (with 44.9 doses administered per 100 population, as of April 17). Entry to the festival will be allowed to all those who have been vaccinated, and those with antibodies.
According to a statement, everyone else will be able to take a rapid antigen test, which will be provided at low prices, in an area near the festival gates.
It is not yet clear if there will be any limitations to the capacity of the festival.
“We are very excited about this news and the opportunity to finally celebrate life together with our audience from the whole world!" says Dušan Kovačević, founder and CEO of the EXIT festival. "Considering all the difficulties we have been facing for over a year, we already feel that the Big bang of positive energy will create new dimension of the festival experience and make this year’s EXIT unique in the history of the festival. However, we must remain responsible in the coming months and we’re calling for all of our visitors who have the opportunity to get vaccinated before the festival, as no matter what, the health and safety of all visitors, artists and the crew is our top priority.”
Kovačević has also noted that they will assist their "visitors who don't have the opportunity to get vaccinated soon in their home countries, if they wish to apply for vaccination in Serbia."