EXIT Festival – European Festival Awards – EXIT won the Grand Prix in fierce competition comprising of over 350 festivals in 35 countries, that included all the major players in Europe. EXIT has been shortlisted in record-breaking three categories including the main Best Major Festival award, Promoter of the Year and the Take a Stand award for social activism. All the other festivals organized by EXIT team such as Sea Dance in Montenegro, Sea Star in Croatia and Revolution in Romania were also shortlisted in their respected categories, the best mid-sized, the best new and the best small festival. The artist who won the hearts of the audience at EXIT in 2017, Rag’n’Bone Man, was voted Newcomer of the Year.
EXIT‘s competition for the award were other European festival giants, such as Tomorrowland, Sziget Festival, Lowlands and Wacken Open Air. This is the second time EXIT has been voted Best Major Festival at European Festival Awards since they were established in 2010, while every year it is shortlisted in this category. EXIT won its first Best Major Festival award at European Festival Awards in 2013, while in 2007 it was voted the Best European (overseas) Festival at the British Festival Awards. Winners are chosen by audiences from across Europe, together with an expert committee with standout individuals from the festival industry. The list of winners can be found at the official website.
This year, EXIT Team presents the greatest festival undertaking so far, dubbed EXIT Freedom 2018, comprised of five festivals in five countries. Lead by the officially Best Major Festival in Europe, EXIT, the one to start things off is Festival 84 on Jahorina. What follows are Sea Star and Revolution as an introduction for the greatest gathering at the location of the title defender, Petrovaradin fortress. The end of the summer is reserved for Sea Dance, who won the best festival up to 40,000 visitors three years ago. Apart from EXIT, Sea Dance, Sea Star and Revolution were in the final of their respective categories.
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