Iconic Serbian Festival EXIT is a unique figure in the music industry, it started as a student protest 19 years ago fighting for political change and freedom. While EXIT is still an NGO to this day, they throw one hell of a good time with their events. It has remained passionate about meaningful causes and education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions along the way. Now however they are set to launch their biggest environmental project to date: the LIFE STREAM.
Marking EXIT’s 20th anniversary, they will utilise their platform and live streams to help preserve life on our planet, by giving everyone who tunes in the show the opportunity to donate. With assistance from numerous organisations, performing artists and of course the fans, from 9th to 12th July 2020, EXIT will call the world leaders and people everywhere to take swift action, while raising donations for causes and organisations that make a difference.
EXIT’s LIFE STREAM initiative will launch sooner than that however, the first event is set for next week. On Friday, 18 October during Amsterdam Dance Event 2019, they’ll take you inside one of the most unique venues, the world-famous Faralda Crane Hotel with a set from DJ duo ARTBAT. They will also be joined by some of Balkan’s finest talents, Coeus, After Affair, Andrew Meller and DJ Jock.
In taking the concept beyond the online, LIFE STREAM will seek to give recognition to those who support humanitarian and environmental projects. LIFE STREAM’s first recipient is being presented to young outspoken environmental activist 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.
EXIT’s founder Dušan Kovačević comments along with the announcement “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,”.
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