EXIT launches eco initiative LIFE STREAM at Amsterdam Dance Event and awards Greta Thunberg

Born two decades ago out of a need to change its own society, and after working on numerous humanitarian and environmental projects ever since, including hosting one of the leading life-protecting activists from the Standing Rock tribe on its Main Stage, EXIT Festival is launching its biggest environmental project to this date: the • LIFE STREAM.

Next year, on EXIT’s big 20th anniversary, the live stream of performances will be put into a purpose with one paramount goal: to preserve life on our planet. With help of numerous organisations, artists and the audience, from 9th to 12th July 2020, EXIT will call the world leaders and people everywhere to take immediate action, while also helping relevant organizations raise donations and make a difference.

The first of EXIT’s • LIFE STREAM events will be held on Friday, 18 October at the Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 from one of the most unique venues, the world-famous Faralda Crane Hotel with the leading breakthrough DJ duo ARTBAT. They will be joined by Balkan’s finest talents, Coeus, After Affair, Andrew Meller and DJ Jock. Everyone who tunes in the party via live feed will be able to donate.

LIFE STREAM also aims to recognise those who support humanitarian and environmental projects with the first LIFE STREAM recognition being presented to Greta Thunberg.

Greta Thunberg was placed in the eye of the public after her speech at the UN conference on climate changes in Poland was extremely well received, while in January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos she said her, by now famous, sentence to the governments and leaders: “I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” Her strong messages were heard by billions at the Summit on Climate Changes of the UN in New York, but they have also had a strong reaction from the sceptics.

This is exactly why at this time, when an anti-campaign has been developed against a 16-year-old girl who has dared to raise her voice in the name of the planet that we are living on, EXIT wishes to loudly and clearly show its support to this young guerrilla warrior, awarding Greta Thunberg with the •LIFESTREAM recognition and announcing the eponymous ecological campaign that will be launched at Amsterdam Dance Event next week.

“We have witnessed lately an avalanche of comments on Greta’s appearance, tone and gestures, we have heard numerous conspiracy theories and many other, completely irrelevant topics, with all those voices seemingly ignoring the essence – that the data that Greta Thunberg states is accurate and scientifically confirmed. Sceptics who do not believe these facts will do so in 5 to 10 years, when they see with their own eyes the devastating consequences of climate change. Our planet does not need saving, it will survive everything, it is the people and the life around us that does,” stated EXIT’s founder Dušan Kovačević.

The • LIFE STREAM initiative will have its peak at EXIT 2.0 festival edition that will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, 9-12 July 2020.

EXIT. Where Hedomism meets Activism.

About EXIT
Started as a student protest in 2000 fighting for political change and freedom, EXIT is still an NGO (Non Governmental Organisation), one that promotes change and positive education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions, while throwing a damn good party.

Just a short ride away from the Serbian capital Belgrade, the magical Petrovaradin Fortress set high on the banks of the river Danube in Novi Sad provides the perfect setting for the EXIT Festival. The award winning festival has something for music lovers of all genres with a diverse mix of artists performing on numerous stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels.

Also renowned for it’s amazing atmosphere and energy the Dance Arena champions the who’s who in the electronic music world set in the awe inspiring moat of the fortress, it’s that special moment when the suns rays shine over the fortress walls and your favourite tune is belting through the soundsystem and into your soul!

EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experiences in Europe whilst striving to bring the best talent possible with the challenges that a non-profit brings, all while playing a vital role in bringing together the new nations of former Yugoslavia, war-torn by the events and it is the social importance of the Festival that made it unique and globally recognised. Music is a universal language that connects and brings people together to make the world a better place. EXIT. Where hedonism meets activism.