Monday, December 7, 2009
EXIT competing for the best festival
Belgrade, Dec. 7, 2009 (Serbia Today) – One industry in Serbia that has not been stopped by visa requirements, embargoes, and trade restrictions is the Festival Industry. The Guca Horn Festival of regional trumpet bands has been drawing million of visitors to a small city in Central Serbia for years. The biggest draw for international visitors has, of course, been the EXIT festival, started as an expression of Serbian youth culture breaking away from the Milosovic regime, has established itself as one of the biggest and best contemporary festivals in Europe.
It is hard to know if the economics of local venues or the free spirit of Serbia are the reasons behind the festivals popularity of the years, but now EXIT will get a chance to official establish its standing as one of the best festivals in Europe.
Internet portal “Virtual Festivals” in collaboration with “Yourope”, an organization which gathers the greatest European festivals, organizes for the first time a selection of the best European festival, reports Serbian news daily Blic. EXIT will compete with 21 other festivals for this prestigious award.
The winner will be selected by votes of the audience on the webiste www.eu.virtualfestivals.com . The first round of voting will be finished on December 10 and the audience will be informed about the shortlisted festivals which will enter the second round. After the second round of voting, the winner will be announced on January 13, reports Blic.
Competition for the ‘Best Major Festival’ award, for which EXIT is running, will be between huge venues, such as Oxegen (Ireland), Roskilde (Denmark), Sziget (Hungary), Isle of Wight and ‘T in the Park’ (Great Britain).
Ticket for the next EXIT festival, which takes place from July 8 to 11 in Novi Sad, go on sale December 7th and tickets can be purchased at the promotional price of RSD 4,4990 on the website www.gigstix.com.