Looking for a musical experience on your next vacation? Serbia is serving up some pretty sweet sounds this year that you should check out. Here are our top 3 favorite festivals in and near the capital:
1. Exit Festival
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For those that are looking for the ultimate music experience you wont have to look far outside Belgrade. At one of the most exciting venues, the Petrovaradin Fortress, The Exit Festival promises to knock your socks off. You will need to make the short trip to Novi Sad to attend, but it is certainly worth it. It was awarded the Best Major European Festival in 2013 and for good reason.The very best and newest names in the music industry are always part of the lineup with stars such as Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Skrillex, Avicii, David Guetta, KoRn, Guns N' Roses and plenty more.
2. Belgrade Beer Fest
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Really digging that festival feeling? Why not join the Belgrade Beer Fest, the biggest such festival in Southwest Europe. At this party, things are really getting serious, with over half a million people attending the 36 concerts and events held last year. Come and join the crowd over this five day festival and enjoy excellent music while sipping away on world-class beer. And the best thing? Entrance is free!
3. Bemus Belgrade Music Festival
Another top event is the oldest music festival in Serbia, BEMUS, Belgrage Music Festival. This event brings the best classical sounds to the city for a little over a week. Orchestras from across the world including Concertgebouw Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic have played here along side industry professionals from opera, ballet and more.
When the time for your next Serbian adventure is drawing close, be sure to grab you and your friends central and stylish accommodation. Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade is a perfect place to begin. The hotel is also an hour's drive from the location of the Exit Festival in Novi Sad, meaning you can check out two large cities in one trip.
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