Exit Novi Sad music festival opens

July 6, 2006 at 2:44 PM

NOVI SAD, Serbia, July 6 (UPI) -- Franz Ferdinand highlighted the 6th Exit music festival, which opened Thursday in northern Serbia.

Joining Franz Ferdinand on 20 stages in an ancient fortress overlooking the Danube River at Novi Sad are such headliners as the Cult and the Cardigans, organizers said.

About 600 performers are scheduled to perform during the four-day festival, including Morrissey, Billy Idol, Pet Shop Boys, Suzanne Vega and many internationally less known singers and groups from Europe.

The Exit festival in the Petrovaradin fortress at Novi Sad is considered one of the biggest events of its kind in southeastern Europe.

The organizers said they expect about 20,000 to 40,000 fans will attend the festival each night.

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