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EXIT: Europe's best music festival

Published 1056 GMT (1856 HKT) December 11, 2014
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Over 2.5 million people from more than 60 countries have attended EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia's second largest city, since it started in 2000. Famous musicians such as Duran Duran, Snoop Dogg, The Prodigy and Guns N' Roses have all performed at the annual event. courtesy of ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
EXIT is known to be slightly different from other festival offerings. With 16 stages, the festival is located in an 18th century fortress overlooking the River Danube. Many consider EXIT to have one of the most beautiful festival venues in the world. Courtesy Exit
With a mission to bring about social change, EXIT initially started as a student movement fighting for democracy in light of the Milosevic regime in Serbia. courtesy of ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
EXIT has also made a substantial contribution to the country outside of politics. Since it's inception, EXIT has contributed over $125 million to Serbia's economy through tourism. Courtesy Exit
Set out over four days, EXIT attracts up to 200,000 people each year. As a testament to its success, EXIT was awarded "Best Major European Festival" at the European Festival Awards earlier this year. Courtesy Exit
Fans are known to journey across the world to see their favorite acts at the festival. Here, fans of English rock band Duran Duran take a picture of their performance in 2012. courtesy of ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/GettyImages
Jarvis Cocker of English alternative rock band Pulp performs on stage in 2011. Arcade Fire, Portishead and M.I.A also featured on the line-up. courtesy of ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
EXIT looks to continue with its success, despite solid competition. In fact, the festival has been again shortlisted for the Best Major European Festival Award. Results are announced on January 14. Courtesy Exit