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Balaton Sound 2021

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8 - 12 July 2020 Zamárdi, Hungary

World’s best DJs at the lake: Balaton Sound 2021

This is the ultimate festival holiday; at Balaton Sound you’ll find a relax spot and party place in one! Prepare for five days of partying along Lake Balaton with great international artists and dozens of venues and lounges at the waterside.

On the banks of the largest lake in Central Europe, you’ll start the day enjoying the sun and the cooling water while floating on your inflatable flamingo or unicorn. In the afternoon the first performances will warm up the crowd as a starting signal for the coming night. After a beautiful sunset, the area turns into one big outdoor club with not only world’s best EDM DJs, but also techno- and other underground DJs, urban acts and pop artists. Plus, as if that’s not enough yet, every festival night comes with a smashing fireworks show.


Balaton Sound takes place in the summer of 2021. The specific dates are not yet known.

A 5-Day Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Wednesday at 2:00 PM. With a ticket for one or more of the other festival days you can already enter the festival site from 6:00 AM. The exact dates are not yet known. As soon as this information is announced, it will be immediately posted on our website.

The last acts will perform in the night of Sunday up to Monday. Everyone is requested to leave the festival site by Monday morning at 8:00 AM. The exact dates are not yet known. As soon as this information is announced, it will be immediately posted on our website.

Balaton Sound doesn’t have a minimum age, but children below 14 years old can not enter the festival site without the guidance of an adult. Children below 11 years old are allowed to enter the festival for free.

At the festival you can pay with your wristband or Mastercard. Your wristband can be topped up with your credit card via the Balaton Sound app or on the festival site at a Festipay point with cash, pin or credit card.

Panorama Utca, 8621, Zamárdi, Hungary.

At the entrance of the festival the e-ticket should be exchanged for a wristband. The wristband is your proof of admission to the festival, which will be checked at the entrance and on-site. Make sure you wear the wristband at all times during the festival.

The following transaction methods are supported by Paylogic (our official ticket partner):

– iDeal
– Bancontact/Mr.Cash
– Mastercard / VISA
– Bank Transfer
– Pay Pal
– Maestro
– ING Home ‘Pay / Belfius Direct Net / Direct Debit / Giropay / Sofortuberweisung / VISA electron

The tickets indicate by whom they were purchased, not for whom they are meant. Your ticket only gets personalized upon arrival at the entrance, when you show it in combination with your ID. Then it will be exchanged for a personal wristband.

Can’t find your ticket anymore? Please send an email with the email address you used to order the tickets to Include the order number in your email, as well as a proof of payment. Paylogic can then search for the order and resend you the ticket(s) (and if needed block the old ones).

Unfortunately we can not take tickets back or exchange them. However, it is possible to resell your ticket via Ticketswap.

The greenest travel option: the Balaton Sound Express. Travel from Ghent-Sint-Pieters or Brussels South directly to the festival. Make friends before you arrive, drink a beer or two (or more) while partying in the bar and enjoy the view!

Travel dates
This is not yet known. As soon as this information is announced, it will be immediately posted on our website.

More information can be found on the Balaton Sound Express page.

Also in 2021 you can go to Balaton Sound by bus with Festival Travel and Maximal. Simply take the Balaton Sound Bus to the festival including air conditioning and enough space for your luggage!

Travel dates
This is not yet known. As soon as this information is announced, it will be immediately posted on our website.

More information (in Dutch) can be found on the Balaton Sound Bus page.

In cooperation with Interrail, Festival Travel offers train tickets with which you can travel through Europe. Interrail passes give you unlimited train access for a certain period within 31 European countries, excluding your home country. This way you can make your festival holiday even more special and adventurous.

For more information, please visit the Interrail page.

The fastest way to travel to the festival is by taking a plane to Budapest and then a bus transfer to the festival. In cooperation with TIX we help you find the cheapest flights.

Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take a tent and other camping gear with you. Tip: Festival Travel also offers hotels and apartments, pre-pitched tents and other convenient services to make your trip more comfortable.

Balaton Sound bus transfers
Hop on one of the Balaton Sound bus transfers at the airport in Budapest and get off at the festival site in Zamárdi. More information can be found at the ‘travel’ section.

Festivals are perfect to visit during a European road trip. Decide for yourself how much space you have, who you take with you, where you stop and how far you go.


Keep in mind that you will pass several toll roads on the way. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but it’s always wise to bring cash with you.


Distance to Zamárdi:
– From Paris: 1.516 km
– From Berlin: 895 km
– From Milan: 860 km

The official currency in Hungary is the Forint (HUF). The general exchange rate is 320 HUF / 1 EUR and 385 HUF / 1 GBP.

CET – Central European Time.

Ambulance (mentö): 104
Fire department (tűzoltó): 105
Police (rendör): 107
AAA road service: 188

It depends on where you come from, but if you’re from the EU, an identity card is sufficient.

In Hungary they use European plugs of type C, E and F (two-pole, round-pin power plugs).

You can drink water from the tap, unless it’s indicated otherwise.

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08 July 2020 - 12 July 2020 Zamárdi, Hungary