Festival Spotlight: Party in a Castle at EXIT Fest

Faith No More playing in 2010. Photo Credit: ExitFest/Marko Ercegovic

There’s no venue quite like this in the United States. Serbia’s EXIT Festival takes place in a 17th century Petrovaradin fortress. If your idea of a good time is grooving to tunes in an ancient castle, then head to Novi Sad this summer for one of Eastern Europe’s most unique festivals.

Novi Sad, Serbia
Dates: Typically held early July
Number of Days: 4
Crowds: 180,000+
Music Genre: Everything
Alumni: Billy Idol, The Cult, Beastie Boys, Moby, The Prodigy, Rollins Band, Iggy and the Stooges

Photo Credit: ExitFest.org/Dregan Markovic


1. Serbian girls are hot. And very friendly.
2. It’s a great venue to see a show. There’s 25 stages laid in a beautiful arrangement. Check out this virtual tour to get an idea of the fun.
3. Awesome value. Eastern Europe tends to be slightly cheaper than most other music festivals around the world. A four day ticket in 2011 costs only 89 euros (about $125).