As every year, Exit Festival’s Agora Stage will be dedicated to all of those who tend to make the world a better place. Daily program, starting at 20h will introduce some of the most relevant topics which fit a modern, 2012 Serbian person. Thursday’s edition of Agora will feature The Alphabet of FREENTERNET – a publication made by partnership between EXIT and A3 Format. The main topic on Friday will be “From Arabian Spring to Occupy Wall Street: The New Left and the Future of Democracy”. Members of the revolutionary organization Marks21 will speak about forming a new left and its potentials to change the world. Another question which will be discussed concerns what is actually happening to us and why is it important to understand that.
Saturday night is reserved “Peščanik” (English: Hourglass). The authors of the most important Yugoslav radio show ever will, together with associates and guests, be talking about a full circle we have completed, and the somber reality we are repeating, in the manner of a bad student. Finally, the last day of the festival, at 20h Agora will host “Prajd i prijatelji” (English: Pride and Friends), where the Belgrade Pride organizers, with help from friends and the audience will share thoughts and opinions about the upcoming parade and the festival.
Multiculturalism in Music
During the four days of the festival, a pilot project entitled “Multiculturalism in Music” will introduce at the festival. The project is realized in the region of southeastern Europe and includes three big Pop music festivals: EXIT Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia), In MUSIC (Zagreb, Croatia), i Taksirat (Skopje, FYR Macedonia). “Multiculturalism in Music” is an innovative project which enables cooperation of agents from the region of southeastern Europe, who together work on organizing popular music concerts and festivals. Also, this project promotes the mobility of musicians who are involved in playing the contemporary music we usuall call “World Music”.
As parts of the project, Buraka Som Sistema i Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will perform at Exit’s Fusion Stage, whereas the entire Reggae Stage program will fly the flag of the project.
The “Multiculturalism In Music” project was started by “World of Music” (Zagreb, Croatia), who are currently in southeastern Europe partnerships with Taksirat (Skopje, FYR Macedonia) and AAA Production (Novi Sad, Serbia). The long-term goal of this project is to expand its range towards a higher number of Pop music festival organizations in Europe.
The aim of the project is engage cooperation in terms of music multiculturalism in Europe.
CEETEP Program (Central and Eastern European Talent Exchange Program) was created last year with the initiative from Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, with co-organisation from Sziget and Exit Festival, with the goal to develop a program for promotion and circulation of bands and programs from Central and Eastern Europe on various festivals and in media. Last year’s edition of EXIT Festival featured the second CEETEP meeting, while this year’s EXIT Festival (July 13 and 14) will host the first managerial and representative meeting of Central and Eastern European performers, discussing the past, the present and the future of the music industry in the region.