As one of the jewels of the European festival circuit, Serbia's Exit Festival grows in stature with each passing year. Famed for its huge dance and live music line ups housed in a 18th century fortress on the banks of the Danube, Exit Festival has once again delivered for 2015, with a hefty showing of musical greats making the pilgrimage to Serbia form July 9th - 12th. We've looked at five of the acts you need to see.
This year's Exit line up boasts a solid rock and metal contingent, with Napalm Death, Fear Factory and Eagles of Death Metal, but for us, Motörhead are the band that most require your viewing, particularly if you've never seen them before. Arguably the originators of modern heavy metal, Motörhead lead by Lemmy have a huge back catalogue of classic hits to plow through that make them unmissable at any festival.
Having just released the brilliant 430 West (hear a lot of the records from the album in their Boiler Room above), Detroit techno pioneers Octave One have shown once again that 25 years into their careers, they're still one of the finest techno outfits of all time. Expect a Detroit techno masterclass with the Motor City beatsmiths.
Last year Exit starred a raft of exclusive back to backs, but the one that stands out this time round is between analogue geeks Simian Mobile Disco and nuanced house and techno boss Roman Flugel. The duo produced one of our favourite records of 2014 - 'Hachinoko', in which their respective sounds combined to create something truly majestic. Their set promises much the same.
Widely regarded as one of the best live dance music acts of all time, the resurgent duo of Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz make a return to the limelight this summer, celebrating their double decade in the business. With so many anthemic hits in the careers, the Faithless sound is primed for the festival stage, don't miss out on experiencing it first hand in Novi Sad.
The drum and bass line up is particularly tasty at Exit this time out, with Wilkinson, Zomboy and Sigma amongst the world-beating selectors. The one that we're most hyped about though is Bristolian bass god Roni Size and his newly reformed band Reprazent, whose jazzy, soulful drum & bass really takes some beating. Miss them at your peril.