It is not easy to describe the experience of Balaton Sound to someone who has never been there. The music, the lights, the people, it all comes together to form an energising cocktail to lift you up and keep you going for days. Balaton Sound is a must-visit event if you like music festivals and you are visiting Hungary.
Balaton Sound 2018 kicks off on 4 July (Wednesday) and lasts until 8 July (Sunday) in Zamárdi. Here are 4 reasons why you should definitely put Balaton Sound on your bucket list for this summer. You can get your tickets here.
One of the best features of Balaton Sound is the fact that it is literally on the beach. You can swim, sunbath all day or just lie on the beach while sipping cocktails with your friends before the evening concerts start. Lake Balaton has such a special atmosphere that it does not really matter what you do, everything is better if you do it at the lake. It is true for festivals as well.
You can get tickets to the Balaton Sound Veuve Clicquot boat parties which are organised in the middle of lake Balaton. The huge party boat departs from Siófok, BAHART port and stops in the middle of the lake. Hungarian and international DJs provide the music for the non-stop parties on board.
A new stage will be added to Balaton Sound’s venue this year called Clubs On the Beach (COTB). The project aims to please house and techno lovers. Five Internationally renowned nightclubs/brands will arrive in Zamárdi to occupy the waterfront with their residents for an entire day, including Watergate (Berlin), Rex (Paris), Fuse (Brussels), Pacha (Ibiza), and Defected (London).
Each year, a variety of musical genres are represented at Balaton Sound, and 2018 is no exception. Worldwide famous DJs including David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike or Axwell & Ingrosso (just to mention a few names) are representing the electronic and dance genre.
David Guetta, for example, is not a stranger at the event, as he can be considered a veteran performer at the festival at this point, but Martin Garrix and Axwell & Ingrosso have also performed at the festival before.
The world of rap is represented by performers such as Big Sean or TY Dolla Sign, but pop enthusiasts will not be disappointed either, as Rita Ora or The Chainsmokers will be there as well. The most popular Hungarian bands are also there each year, including Punnany Massif, Wellhello, Majka & Curtis, Brains, Belga or Halott Pénz just to mention a few.
If you are interested, you can check out the full line-up on the official site of Balaton Sound if you click here.
To get you even more excited, you can check out the aftermovie of last year’s Balaton Sound :
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