Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Hardwell among first acts for EXIT Festival

Serbia’s EXIT Festival has announced its first acts for 2017, including Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Hardwell.

Headlining the first night will be Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who needs no introduction. He was voted by Q readers as the greatest frontman of all time, beating the likes of Jim Morrison and Robert Plant to the top spot. He’s set to release his solo debut later this year.

Jake Bugg will also be playing the main stage, along with Alan Walker who will be playing the after party for when the bands stop playing. Foreign Beggars will be playing on the Saturday, and Sunday will see Hardwell close the party.

German techno producer Paul Kalkbrenner will play the same night as Liam, but will play the Dance Arena, and will be joined on the line-up by Recondite, Duke Dumont and many more.

For those wanting something a bit heavier, the Explosive! stage will see metal, punk and hardcore all weekend. Expect to see the likes of Destruction, Discharge and The Black Dahlia Murder.

The full announcement includes:

Liam Gallagher, Hardwell, Paul Kalkbrenner, Alan Walker, Black Coffee, Duke Dumont, Foreign Beggars, Hot Since 82, Jake Bugg, Jamie Jones, Kungs, Recondite Live, Robin Schulz, Acidez, Darko, Destruction, Discharge, Dordeduh, Full of Hell, The Black Dahlia Murder

EXIT Festival will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love 1967. They’ll be remembering when the hippie movement changed the world by fighting for peace, freedom of speech, human rights, and social, racial and gender equalities. EXIT mirrors this with it growing from a struggle for social change, and it aiming to connect and foster growth within the region.

EXIT takes place near to Belgrade, Serbia in the Petrovaradin Fortress on the banks of the Danube in Novi Sad. It started as a student protest in 2000 for political change and freedom, but now combines this with a ‘damn good party’.

This year’s festival takes place between July 6-9. Four-day tickets are available from £79, and can be found here.