For the second year in a row, Norwegian Brede Abrahamsen and his friends went to the Exit Festival and enjoyed every minute of it, as they say. This year, one of the headliners who kicked the main stage was Norwegian producer and DJ Alan Walker, the creator of one of the greatest hits of 2016.
“I thought Alan Walker was incredible! Everybody was jumping up and down and the atmosphere around the stage was awesome when he played,” says Brede.
According to him, music in general is great at Exit Festival. This has special weight coming from someone who could choose between different home festivals varying from Øya to Vinjerock. “In Norway the music isn’t as great as at Exit,” Brede concluded.
But, it is not only the music which makes Exit so special. “I’m amazed by the people there. I guess in Norway the people are a little more suspicious towards strangers but in Serbia at Exit the people are so generous and welcoming no matter who you meet. I could say that Exit really lives up to the name ‘summer of love’. The arrangements like silent disco and zip lines are great contributions to the festival too, besides awesome music,” Brede explains.
They have also met a lot of young people from Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Romania, Finland and other countries. In his view, since everybody comes for a good time it helps make Novi Sad a very good environment for fun.
Therefore, it does not come as surprise that he and his friends wished to return after they had first come to Exit last summer.
But, Belgrade does not enjoy the same reputation as Novi Sad. Brede and his friends did some sightseeing and enjoyed Serbian food in the capital, especially cevapi," Brede noted adding that they have not found Belgrade to be so exciting.
Next time, they can give Belgrade a chance as well, and Belgrade can try to improve things for youngsters in the meantime.