• Posted:Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Thousands of people from all over Europe are set to descend on Serbia next month - and I'm jealous not to be one of them.

Exit Festival, one of the world's most lauded music events, is set to take place for the tenth time at Novi Sad and some of the biggest names in the business are going to be leading the birthday party.

The Prodigy, Carl Cox, The Manic Street Preachers, Kraftwerk, Korn and Madness are all part of this year's star-studded line-up and the experts are suggesting that this really is a festival we all need to go to someday soon.

It was named Best European Festival in 2007 at the UK Festival Awards, beating out nine other events to take the inaugural prize that was voted for over the course of a month by people the world over.

Reviewers have also given it praise. Taking it in last year, Gareth Surlock of the Times dubbed it "one of Europe's best" and said while it might not attract quite as many huge acts as other events, the crowds that attend, the all-night parties and strong emphasis on dancing help to make it "a winner for the atmosphere".

And there is meant to be plenty to visit elsewhere too. Surlock said that views across the city of Belgrade are "outstanding", while there are gorgeous parks and lots of history to see at Despot Stefan Tower.

The food is also supposedly a real treat, with the writer enjoying "many superb meals" in the meat-loving nation, along with "lethal" fruit brandy appetiser rakija.

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