Universally regarded as the greatest rap group of all time, WU-TANG CLAN will make the Petrovaradin Fortress one of the world’s central venues for celebrating half a century of incredible culture, whose sound has dominated the planet for decades. A band that has profoundly changed the hip-hop game is coming as the festival’s latest headliners. It all started with the debut release “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” Considered one of the most influential albums ever, this record will celebrate its 30th birthday in Novi Sad.
WU-TANG CLAN will be backed by a plethora of big regional acts spanning several generations, including AJS NIGRUTIN & SMOKE MARDELJANO, PRTI BEE GEE, BOLESNA BRAĆA, MIMI MERCEDEZ, TAM, MACHA RAVEL, FOX & SURREAL, HILJSON MANDELA, Z++, 30ZONA, CRNI CERAK & LACKU, GRŠE, MICKA LIFA, BORE BALBOA.
PHAT PHILLIE with his influential 30-year-old regional hip-hop community gathered around the Blackout organization, as well as Bassivity label which is celebrating 20 years since their first edition will also land in EXIT Universe. With this incredible support, the Petrovaradin Fortress will once again be one of the epicenters of the global festival scene. Rap and trap will mingle, from 6th to 9th July, with a powerful lineup featuring the world’s most sought-after tour headliner, THE PRODIGY, Grammy-winner SKRILLEX, ALESSO, VIAGRA BOYS, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, KEINEMUSIK, HOT SINCE 82, INDIRA PAGANOTTO, CHASE & STATUS, CAMELPHAT, CLAPTONE, SOFI TUKKER, LF SYSTEM, BURAK YETER and many more artists to be announced soon!
EXIT will be one of the main venues for the great global celebration of 50 years of hip-hop. For this occasion, we have booked stars who will bring in fans from all over the world this summer! Over 40 million sales across eight albums, a street name in their hometown of New York, sold-out stadiums, arenas, and main stages of the world’s biggest festivals — these all confirm the size of the phenomenon that is Wu-Tang, with each of its members a rap star in his own right.Dušan Kovačević – EXIT Festival Founder and CEO
WU-TANG CLAN marked the first ten years of its existence as the craziest, most influential, most avant-garde, and overall best group of the last decade, wrote NME in 2005, and that description has remained the status quo to this day. At the same time, the famous Rolling Stone called them “the best rap group ever,“ NME added that they “changed hip-hop forever,“ and Billboard defined their importance with a simple phrase: “Wu-Tang is forever.“
Starting with its first album, WU-TANG CLAN has positioned itself as the benchmark for hip-hop and a blueprint for musical careers, from being paid with a counterfeit $100 bill for their first show in Texas to selling out the largest stadiums in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, and other world capitals.
They’ve released eight albums and sold over 40 million copies, creating an oeuvre that redefined hip-hop as a genre, exerting a powerful influence on legends such as Jay Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G., Alicia Keys, Kanye West, as well as the new wave of stars such as Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, and many others.
Nearly thirty years after the group’s founding, in 2019, New York City honored the WU-TANG CLAN with a street named after them in Park Hill. Thus, their hometown of Staten Island got a “Wu-Tang Clan District,” while the band received the undying respect of the community from which it sprang. The group’s historical and musical significance was presented in the documentary series “Of Mics & Men,” as well as through the feature series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” based on the book by the band’s founder, “The Tao of Wu.” The final season of this series will be released on 15th February.