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Underworld and Beirut to play EXIT Festival

Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on February 16, 2011

Pioneers of electronic music Underworld will also grace Exit Festival this year with their incredible live show. With now nine albums under their belt, their most recent 'Barking' is a thundering return to form after a three year hiatus and sees the band perform a feat of creative regeneration once again. They are the undisputed masters of an insane electronic live show that will make your skin tingle with sheer delight. Karl Hyde's energetic and infectious performance, wrapped in all his intense glory will be a truly magnificent sight to behold within the 17th Century Fortress.

Beirut is the perfect band for those craving something completely different.  Fusing elements of Balkan folk, French chanson, and American indie, principle songwriter and singer Zach Condon fills out classically structured pop songs with charming ukulele, flugelhorn, and accordion.  Condon's exotic takes on music are strongly influenced by the beauty and sounds of places he's traveled to, evoking memories, warmth, longing, and inevitably, joy. His first album 'Gulag Orkestar' was made single-handedly and to critical acclaim, followed by the massively successful Flying Club Cup, and most recently the double EP 'March of the Zapotec/Holland'. The band's live sets are equally as breathtaking to watch as they are to listen to, and it's the Fusion stage that has the pleasure of hosting them.

EXIT 2011 LINE UP SO FAR:Arcade Fire, Portishead, Underworld, Grinderman, Beirut, Hadouken!, Fedde Le Grande, Tiga, James Zabiela, Joris Voorn, Gramophonedzie.

EXIT 2011 plays host to a variety of 400 performances on 20 stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels - a walk through the mystical fortress is like a trip through a magical wonderland.  Music ranges from rock, dance, indie, Latino, reggae, electronica, chill out and regional music, so there is no better festival in the world that brings you so much value and so much variety! EXIT is still the coolest, most adventurous and best value for money festival experience in Europe for the discerning festival goer.  Offering more entertainment, easier and cheaper travel options, stunning weather and an atmosphere unlike any other festival, ensure it’s on your list of things to do 2011! 

2011 will also see pre and post EXIT events happening in the city of Novi Sad and Belgrade, so festival go-ers can spend longer in Serbia experiencing the warmth of the Serbian people whilst having fun and seeing new sights and cities. It’s an adventure and festival in one! No mud and lots of wonderful experiences, it’s a golden ticket for summer 2011.

TICKETS:EXIT & continue to deliver the best value festival ticket around, with pre event ticket redemption and fast entry through their own entrance.  Buy tickets from;

First release tickets are limited so buy now to avoid paying more than you have to!

First Release - 4 day festival ticket - £89 + b/f

Second Release - 4 day festival ticket  - £105 + b/f

Camping ticket - £25 + b/f 

EXIT TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION:Getting to EXIT is now easier, faster and cheaper! EXIT Trip is the Official Travel and accommodation for EXIT Festival with the lowest price guaranteed! Offering huge discounts on direct flights, accommodation and local transfers in one package, look no further than here 

ABOUT EXIT:EXIT is one of the most highly regarded festivals in Europe, being nominated for ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in the UK Festival Awards for the past 4 years, winning the coveted title in 2007 and runner up in 2010. In addition EXIT has also been nominated for ’Best Major Festival’ in European Festival Awards for 2 years running and has been shortlisted in the ‘Artists Favourite Festival’ Category.

And not forgetting the festivals roots and special meaning – Launched 12 years ago as a student initiated protest against the communist Milosevic regime, EXIT has proved that music is a universal language that can connect and bring people together to make the world a better place.  EXIT continues to evolve and bring like-minded people together and although it gets bigger each year, the sentiment and unique vibe remains the same.

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Label: Surface Noise
Genre: House / Electro (Electro, Progressive)
Release Date: 2010-01-25
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Label: Hed Kandi Records
Genre: House / Electro (Electro, Tech)
Release Date: 2011-01-23
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DJs Supporting: 5

Label: Global Underground (MoS)
Genre: House / Electro (Deep, Tech)
Release Date: 2010-01-31
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Remixer: Joris Voorn
Label: Ministry of Sound UK
Genre: Deep / Tech House (Electro, Funky, Progressive)
Release Date: 2011-01-09
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DJs Supporting: 4