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'Wild Boys' set to hit Exit
The acts keep coming for EXIT Festival, with the latest announcement being pop legends Duran Duran, who will kickstart the opening night of the festival performing on the main stage with original band members John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon.
Having defined the MTV generation and taken music videos to another level with exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, Duran Duran have sold over 80 million records, won numerous awards and continue to be at the forefront of musical innovation. For the first time at EXIT old and new fans will come together to experience the wild boys in action.
“All of us at EXIT are thrilled beyond words that Duran Duran will be playing at this year’s festival. So many memorable hits to look forward to along with new material from their recent album should stamp 2012 as another defining moment for EXIT”, said EXIT General Manager Bojan Boskovic.
Over on the Fusion Stage one of Scandinavia’s best indie bands, Little Dragon will be providing the best tonic in the form of Swedish electro pop act Little Dragon. A four-piece band, headed by the astonishing vocals of Japanese-Swedish singer Yukimi Nagano. Little Dragon have released 3 studio albums – with the most recent Ritual Union (2011), earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone magazine describes the album “hits a sweet spot between the futuristic soul of their debut and the synth pop of 2009's Machine Dreams“. There is no disputing the combination of Nagano’s dazzling voice and collaborations with eclectic artists including Gorillaz, DJ Shadow and SBTRKT, serve to confirm the groups rising popularity and their set is not to be missed.
More underground, and serving up the finest cutting edge electronica, the HappyNoviSad Stage presents the R&S Records showcase, featuring Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live and The Chain. The British duet, Teengirl Fantasy, have achieved numerous successes in only three years with their single, Cheaters, from the album 7AM, which was was named Single of the Year by Fact Magazine, and toured with Crystal Castles. Lone aka Matt Cutler has released four albums and 5 EPs in only five years with his most significant work Lemurian, released in 2008. The critics described the album as a sensual release with a distinctive identity. Matt Cutler is also active in a project named Kona Triangle. Under the moniker Pariah hides the dubstep and future garage producer Arthur Cayzer, who released his single, Detroit Falls, as well as an EP, Safehouses on R&S Records. He is also famous for remixing tracks for the The xx and Erykah Badu. Alongside his colleague, James Blake, Pariah has received praises from very influential media such as Pitchfork and Resident Advisor, and is being considered one of the most important producers of Britain’s new wave of dance music, identified by many as post-dubstep. Concluding the list, we are proud to welcome another name of R&S Records’ - The Chain, aka London producers Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy.
And that's not all as the Elektrana Stage welcomes the Australian act Sneaky Sound System consisting of the guitarist and producer Black Angus, and the singer Connie Mitchell. Their most recent hits From Here To Anywhere, Big, Really Want To See You Again and We Love are still renowned in Oz. During their career, the band has also collaborated with worldwide stars such as DJ Tiesto, Azari&III, KiNK and many others.