It was supposed to represent a beacon of hope for an entire industry: Exit Festival 2020, which had the green light from Serbia's government to go ahead this summer, albeit at reduced capacity.
However, an increase in new daily Covid-19 cases in several municipalities in Serbia, has changed everything.
Festival organizers told Pollstar at the time that the country's health experts were very optimistic that the number of zero new cases would have been reached by now.
"The Exit team has followed the current situation of the epidemic closely, always keeping in mind the safety and health of all visitors, artists and team members.
"That is why it was decided first to drastically reduce the festival capacity in order to make sure that everything would be as safe as possible.
"However, since the health situation has not improved yet after the second spike in cases, organizers have made the decision that the 20-year celebration of Exit Festival will not take place from August 13-16 this year at Petrovaradin Fortress."