Four superstars join one of EXIT Festival’s strongest line-ups to date today: internationally renowned and multi-award winning hip-hop star Iggy Azalea, producer and DJ Afrojack, Brazilian superstar Alok and German hitmaker ATB have been confirmed for the main stage at this year’s EXIT Festival. These global superstars have more than 15 billion views and views and will join previously announced megastars – Calvin Harris, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, James Arthur, Masked Wolf, Joel Corry, Jax Jones, Boris Brejcha, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex, Reiner Zonneveld, Monolink, Denis Sulta, Mathame, ZHU, ACRAZE, Sama’ Abdulhadi, ANNA, Sepultura, Napalm Death, Marky Ramone, among many others. This year’s edition of the EXIT Festival will have the slogan Together. Always! and will take place from 7-10 July at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Multi-award-winning artist Iggy Azalea will headline the 2022 edition of the EXIT Festival: with more than 10 billion plays and 70 million albums sold, the Australian rapper has worked with Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande. In June 2014, her singles “Fancy” and “Problems” reached the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100, equalling a Beatles record. She didn’t seem too impressed: I prefer the Rolling Stones, and an avalanche began. The mega-hit “Fancy” made her the hip-hop artist with the longest-running #1 single in history, surpassing Lil’ Kim. Her talent had been in the making since the singles “Pu$$y” and “My World”, followed by multiple accolades from the American, Billboard and MTV Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Awards, along with 4 Grammy nominations.
Influential Dutch DJ, EDM producer and songwriter Afrojack returns to EXIT. He made his breakthrough on the international scene with the multi-platinum hit “Take Over Control” with Eva Simons. For years he has been one of the highest paid DJs in the world, winning an MTV award and spending a decade as an indispensable member of DJ Mag’s list of the world’s top DJs. Afrojack has worked with Beyoncé, U2, Pitbull, will.i.am, Sia, Martin Garrix… He has pushed all boundaries with “Hey Mama”, collaborating with David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha, and reaching an incredible 1.5 billion views on YouTube. In mid-2021, he released a new song with Guetta: “Hero“. This song was nominated for a Grammy Award, while, a few days ago, he presented another track, “Trampoline”, working again with the irreplaceable David Guetta but also with Missy Elliott, BIA and Doechii. After an energetic B2B set with Quintin at the mts Dance Arena in 2014, this time he brings his hits to the Main Stage.
Undisputed Brazilian superstar Alok is currently one of the most prominent figures on the global electronic music scene, describing his style as “Brazilian bass” and “dance pop”. In the last two years he has produced the hits “Don’t Cry For Me” with Jason Derulo, “In My Mind” with John Legend and “Don’t Say Goodbye” with Tove Lo and Ilkay Sencan, while one of his most beautiful songs is “Hear Me Now”. He has over 40 million followers, making him the second most followed DJ in the world, while the prestigious DJ Mag named him the fourth best DJ in the world in 2021. His remix of the song “Piece Of Your Heart” received an award in 2019 at the International Dance Music Awards, and he also remixed hits such as “Living in a Ghost Town” and “Astronaut in the Ocean”. He is the only Brazilian to find a place on the Billboard Dance 100 and Forbes magazine ranked him as one of Brazil’s most influential young artists.
André Tanneberger, aka ATB, is a German progressive trance/house musician, DJ and producer with a highly successful career spanning over 20 years. His 1998 debut track, the platinum classic “9 PM (Till I Come)”, marked an era, becoming the number one single in the UK and topping the charts in Australia, Denmark, Greece, Italy and Norway. The hits kept coming with “Hold You”, “You’re Not Alone”, “Ecstasy” and “Marrakech”. ATB has been on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list every year since 2003. The fact that ATB’s trademark song “9 PM (Till I Come)” is still alive today is evidenced by the success of the new version produced by Topic and A7S and remixed by Tiësto. In a recent interview for EDM.com, ATB said: It’s always been a goal for me to make tunes that survive over the years.
EXIT is a critically acclaimed music festival in Serbia and a multiple winner at the EU Festival Awards. In its 20-year long history, EXIT has hosted many music legends such as The Cure, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, David Guetta, Sex Pistols, Grace Jones, Arctic Monkeys, Peggy Gou, The Killers, Carl Cox, Avicci, Nina Kraviz and many others, as well as making a name for itself in the international electronic music scene thanks to its mts Dance Arena stage. The home of the EXIT festival is Novi Sad, this year’s European Capital of Culture and the second largest city in Serbia: the location is the beautiful 17th century Petrovaradin fortress on the Danube River.
EXIT returns in 2022 with more than 1000 artists between 7 and 10 July 2022. 4-day passes and daily tickets are already on sale. Here are more details.
Information provided by the festival’s press department.