Ahead of the next year’s big 20th anniversary, this year’s edition had the already massive Serbian festival to reach its new historic peak on many different points, breaking its daily attendance record from the very start on Thursday and leading the final number over 200.000 music lovers from more than 90 countries who went through the festival gates in four days and nights. Very diverse lineups that spread over 20 different stages and the additional 20 zones in the priceless scenography of the colossal 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, built upon a rock looking over the Danube to the charming city of Novi Sad, are one of the EXIT’s distinctive features that again left many lost for words. Some of the world’s leading music stars added to the overall experience including The Cure, Greta Van Fleet, The Chainsmokers, Carl Cox, Skepta, Amelie Lens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Solomun, Tom Walker, IAMDDB, Jeff Mills, Chase & Status, Desiigner, Maceo Plex, Lost Frequencies and hundreds of others. As one of very few major festivals that was born from the social activism, EXIT once again welcomed the activists from the Standing Rock tribe who fight for the preservation of life on Earth and gave a very powerful speech at the opening ceremony. The festival also featured video messages from Yoko Ono and the world’s best tennis player, Novak Djokovic, who has launched a long-term cooperation between his and EXIT’s foundation for developing pre-school education in Serbia.