After gathering more than 25,000 electronic music fans from over 30 countries in its first edition last year, with performances by established names such as Fatboy Slim, Nina Kraviz, Cassius, Lee Burridge, Olof Dreijer and many more, this year’s No Sleep Festival gathered electronic music enthusiasts from over 40 countries who partied all over Belgrade during a sleepless weekend on 8-9 November, 2019 on more than ten locations enjoying performances by established acts such as Amelie Lens, Bicep, Kobosil, Joyhauser, Terry Francis, Mind Against and many more!
No Sleep Festival was once again realized with the help of the local brand Guarana, inviting everyone to Belgrade for a 48h sleepless weekend full of stellar sets in a mammoth warehouse next to Danube and other celebrated venues in the heart of the Serbian capital.
How did it all start?
No Sleep was envisioned as a music platform that combines what a great and most intense party should look and feel with ground breaking and fore fronting electronic music and arts of both today and tomorrow.
The initial seed was created with EXIT’s iconic No Sleep Novi Sad stage which quickly gained international fame. Each year, EXIT partners through No Sleep with some of the world’s most exciting clubs who are showcased at the festival and launch events. The list includes fabric, Tresor, MMA – Mixed Munich Arts, D-Edge, Concrete, Bassiani, Sub Club, Fuse, Arma17, The Bunker NY, Avant Garde at Corsica Studios, Goa Club, Nitsa, Grelle Forelle, Drugstore, 20/44, Tunnel…
Port in the heart of the city
Over a sleepless weekend in Belgrade, No Sleep Festival featured dozens of artists in multiple venues for over thousands of No Sleepers.
The indoor electronic music festival included round the clock events across several points in the heart of the city. The two main events were held at the colossal Main Hangar in the Port of Belgrade with its industrial setting contrasted by Europe’s second longest river Danube and located just 10 minutes of walking from Belgrade’s epicenter, the Republic Square. The whole area is also known for its underground electronic music clubs.
Conference, Workshops, Afterparties
Besides its main events, No Sleep Festival also featured daily parties and workshops, along with a music conference with very exciting international and local speakers. Its goal was to address many different aspects and experiences that surround the electronic music scene of today. Convergence of people that have different experiences sparked a dialog on both known and yet unmapped areas of the global and local scene.
Our media partners include Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Mixmag, XLR8R, Crack Magazine, Data Transmission and few dozen more regional outlets.
“Home to the most interesting lineups!”
— Resident Advisor
“There are few stages in the world that compare.”
— DJ Mag
“Our favorite stage from EXIT Festival.”
— Data Transmission
“The past years have seen Exit’s No Sleep stage become a festival in itself.”
Previous No Sleep lineups included:
Behzad & Amarou
Blackhall & Bookless
Charlotte de Witte
Clockwork & Avatism
Disco Not Disco
DJ Bajko Felix
Double Needle Project
Duc In Altum
Eagles & Butterflies
Harry & Domenic
I Hate Models
Johana & Dušan Lilić
Moritz Von Oswald
Nenad Marković aka 33.10.3402
Otto von Disko
Regen aka Miloš Pavlović
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Skeptik aka Pero Fullhouse
South London Ordnance
Space Dimensions Controller
Tolouse Low Trax
Tommy Four Seven
Vakat aka Aleksandar Grum
999999999, Abelle, Adiel, Agnes Aves, Akioki, Aleksi Perälä, Alexander Kirsch, Amelie Lens, Ana Rs, Antigone, Audiostorm, Bas Mooj, Behzad & Amarou, Ben Vedren, Betomeng, Beyond House, Bjarki, Black Lotus, Black Merlin, Blackhall & Bookless, BLANCAh, Blawan, Bojan Vukmirović, Boston 168, Boža Podunavac, Brka, Bryan Kasenic, Budo Šuković, Cassegrain, Campbell Irvine, Cassius, Charlotte de Witte, Clockwork & Avatism, Coeus, Craig Richards, Dadub, Daniel Avery, Darko Milošević, Dasha Redkina, Dasha Rush, Dax J, Deepchord, Dejan Milićević, Denis Horvat, Denis Sulta, Disco Not Disco, DJ Bajko Felix, DJ Fra, DJ Iron, DJ Jock, DJ Red, DJ Tennis, Doo, Double Needle Project, Dr. Rubinstein, Duc In Altum, DVS1, Eagles & Butterflies, Eelke Kleijn, Ellen Allien, Elon, Eric Cloutier, Erika, Etapp Kyle, Fabrizio Sala, Facho, Fam, Fatboy Slim, Filip Xavi, Fort Romeau, Francois X, Föllakzoid, Forest People, Function, Funky Junkie, G.Edd, Gassivity, Giorgia Angiuli, Giorgio Gigli, Haris, Harry & Domenic, Henning Baer, Helena Hauff, Honey Dijon, I Hate Models, Ilija Djokovic, Insolate, Jane Fitz, Jasss, Jeff Mills, Jennifer Cardini, Johana & Dušan Lilić, John Selway, Julia Govor, Kandging Ray, kӣr, Klaus, Kobosil, Kristijan Molnar, Kraundler, Lag, Lee Burridge, Lego, Leo Pol, Luka Concrete, Løt.te, Recondite, Man Power, Marcel Fengler, Marko Milosavljević, Marko Nastić, Martina Hilber, Mene, Midland, Mihajlo HFM, Mike Servito, Mili Sefić, MKDSL, Mladen Ivić, Molly, Monosaccharide, Moritz Von Oswald, Moscoman, Mr. Lekka, NDRX, Nemanja Krstić, Nenad Marković aka 33.10.3402, Neutron, Nevena Jeremić, Newman, Nicolas Lutz, Nikita Zabelin, Nikola Mihailović, Nikola Vuković, Nina Kraviz, Noise Destruction, Olof Dreijer, Otto von Disko, P.S., Parrish Smith, Pascal Walter, Patrick Russell, Paula Temple, Peppe, Petar Cvetković, Peter Portman, Philip Berg, Philipp Gorbachev, Pierre, Popi Divine, Powell, Proximus, Psyk, Ptžc, Radial, Randomer, Ranishe Niyaak, Rar, Rayo, Re: Axis, Rebekah, Rebolledo, Red Axes, Regen aka Miloš Pavlović, Renato Ratier, Rødhåd, Sabinaa, Scalameriya, Schwabe, Scott Fraser, Sébastien Léger, SHDW & Obscure Shape, Shlømo, Silvie Loto, Skeptik aka Pero Fullhouse, Sleeparchive, Sloxxx, SNTS, Sofia Rodina, Sonja Sajzor, South London Ordnance, Space Dimensions Controller, Stepniak, Stevie Whisper, Svetlana Maraš, Šć, Tapan, Techa, Techno Klinika, The Hacker, Tijana T, Tin Man, TKNO, Tolouse Low Trax, Tommy Four Seven, Toni Juranović, UVB, Vakat aka Aleksandar Grum, Vanja Bursać, Vanyano, Vatican Shadow, Vatra, Vikor Ranković, Vlada Janjić, Vladimir Aćić, Vladimir Dragaš, Vladimir Ivković, Voiski, Vojkan Bećir, Vuk Smiljanić, YokoO, Zadig, Zitto
+ many more awakened acts who played at No Sleep lineups in the past five years.