5 Must-See Artists at EXIT Festival 2022
All eyes are on Novi Sad as the city gears up to host the 23rd edition of the award-winning EXIT Festival. Last year EXIT hit the headlines as the first major international festival to be held post-pandemic, and this year’s edition looks set to build on that success.
EXIT Festival was originally founded in 2000 as a student social movement that aimed to inspire progress, social responsibility and freedom. 22 years later, the festival has established an impeccable reputation for curating eclectic lineups that unite people of different backgrounds through their love of music.
With over 600 artists set to feature across 20 stages, EXIT attendees will be absolutely spoiled for choice during the festival. Here’s 5 acts the team at Data Transmission is most looking forward to seeing:
Arguably the most successful and well-known DJ in the world, it’s no surprise that Calvin Harris is set to headline the Main Stage on Saturday night. The Scottish DJ holds the notable achievement of being the first British solo artist to achieve a billion streams, and his impact on the worlds of dance and pop can’t be overstated.
Well known for his energetic pop-infused dance classics, Harris has returned to his acid house roots in recent years via his Love Regenerator alias. Offering something for everyone, this headline set is set to be an iconic moment at this year’s festival.
As a lifelong fan of house music, Honey Dijon has a deep appreciation and respect for the genre’s roots and the queer artists of colour who paved the way for today’s scene. A cultural icon whose impact reaches far beyond the music industry, Dijon has soundtracked Louis Vitton and Dior shows and spoken at MoMA and King’s College London.
Able to effortlessly slip between disco, house and techno, you’ll struggle to find many artists as versatile as Dijon. Bringing three decades of experience and passion to the table, her Saturday set is one that you can’t afford to miss.
Adam Beyer B2B Enrico Sangiuliano
Two titans of techno headline the MTS Dance Arena on the first night of the festival. Drumcode head honcho Adam Beyer needs no introduction as one of the most influential figures in dance music. Under his leadership, Drumcode has become a pioneering brand renowned all over the globe for championing some of the most exciting artists in techno.
Enrico Sangiuliano is one such artist, with an impressive catalogue of releases on Drumcode, as well as influential labels such as Suara and Gem Records. The Emilia native recently demonstrated his commitment to sonic storytelling by launching his label NINETOZERO. This transient label will only release 10 ‘chapters’ that will craft a rich and compelling narrative. We can’t wait for the story Sangiuliano and Beyer will tell us in Novi Sad.
Anfisa Letyago has been on a meteoric rise since being championed by the legendary Carl Cox. Within the last 18 months the Italian techno star has started her own label N:S:DA, featured in Mixmag’s famous Lab LDN livestream, and performed at venues such as Printworks.
Letyago is fiercely opposed to limiting her musical palette. Although her self-described ‘groovy techno’ sound is the foundation of her sets, she is never afraid to stray into other genres or embrace deeper melodic sounds.
The Ukrainian duo of Artur and Batish are set to deliver an emotional and melodic set to close out Sunday night at the MTS Dance Arena. Experienced producers and DJs in their own right, it’s no surprise that they quickly rose to global superstardom after joining forces.
Attracting support from legendary artists like Richie Hawtin, Solomun and Pete Tong, ARTBAT’s driving melodic sound had made them one of the most influential acts of the last few years. If their Cercle set at the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro is anything to go by, they’re a definite must see artist at EXIT 2022.
EXIT Festival 2022 takes place between 7th and 10th July, tickets are available but running low so move quickly if you wanna go! Grab tickets here!