EXIT is an event with a distinguished history. It started in 2000 as an anti-government protest, but eventually grew to become one of the world's top music festivals (according to such sources as The New York Times and CNN). Every year EXIT is attended by tens of thousands of fans from all over the world. Almost all of the popular music genres are represented. There are stages dedicated to mainstream rock and pop, electronic dance music, and heavier stuff such as metal, punk, and hardcore. On the same day you can sing along to the hits of some of rock's biggest bands as well as take in the beats of obscure electronic music producers. As for the venue, EXIT takes place in a famous fortress that was completed in the 18th century.