Pet Shop Boys to play EXIT Festival opening ceremony

Messrs Tennant and Lowe to cut the ribbon on the Serbian event.

The opening ceremony of this year’s EXIT Festival will be led by British pop institution the Pet Shop Boys, who promise to bring with them a unique stage set, costume changes, lasers, choreography and a bundle of career-spanning hits taken from the duo’s ’80s pomp right up to last year’s club-friendly album Electric.

Set in the historic Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia, EXIT celebrates its 15th anniversary from July 10-13 this year. For the first time the festival’s organisers have teamed up with the three-day Sea Dance festival on Montenegro’s Jaz Beach to offer a ticket package bundling up the two events in a seven-day extravaganza.

For more information and tickets head here, and check out the line-up so far below.

Meanwhile, the Pet Shop Boys are preparing to premiere their piece based on the life of British codebreaker Alan Turing as part of the BBC Proms season next month.

EXIT Festival line-up so far:

Damon Albarn / Gloria Gaynor / Hurts / Jamiroquai / Pet Shop Boys / Rudimental Live / Skrillex / Stromae / Suede / Afrojack Vs Quintino / Carl Cox Vs Danny Tenaglia / Deep Dish Disclosure Live / Example Live / Pretty Lights Adventure Club / Andy C / Asian Dub Foundation / Ben Klock Vs Marcel Dettmann / Better Lost Than Stupid [Martin Buttrich Vs Davide Squillace Vs Matthias Tanzmann] / Carl Craig Vs Green Velvet / Dub Fx / Dusky Vs Paul Woolford / Eats Everything Vs Cassy / Gorgon City / Heidi Vs Kim Ann Foxman / Jaguar Skills / Maceo Plex Vs Danny Daze / Madball / Marko Nastić Vs Steve Rachmad / Planetary Assault Systems Live / Sabaton / Sub Focus Dj Set & Id / The Afghan Whigs / Tiga Vs Dj Hell 6th Awakening / 7 Seconds / All Except One / Arkona / Ashen Epitaph / Bad Copy / Burning Circle / Concrete Sun / Darkwood Dub / Death Before Dishonor / Dimension / Elegy Of Madness / Eyesburn / Goodbye To Gravity / Gužva U 16-Ercu / Fred V & Grafix Feat Dynamite Mc / Goatmare & Hellspades / Hardfaced / Heller / Hobbs Angel Of Death / ¬In The Crossfire / Jackmaster & Oneman Present ‘Can U Dance’ / Jambinai / Jaymo Vs Andy George / Kolac / Koven Live / Lollobrigida / Mighty Oaks / My Nu Leng / Pig Ignerents / Planet Of Zeus / Proleće / Rambo Amadeus / Rising Dream / Roir / Sa&scarona 21 / Shadow Child / Shoplifters / Speed Merchants / Tc / The On/Off Corporation / Tibia / Tona / Tricot / Violentor / Waze Vs Odyssey / Who See

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