Dancing at the lake until the sun rises: Balaton Sound 2018

Five days of partying at the Hungarian Lake Balaton. Prepare yourself for the ultimate festival holiday with the biggest acts, more than 30 different venues, waterfront- and even floating bars.

During daytime, the festival site is one big chill zone full of sunbathers, swimmers and floating airbeds. The first performances start in the afternoon, making sure the energy level of all Balatonsounders gets higher and higher. It’s really a day and night difference: the relaxed setting slowly changes into one big party venue. Nice temperatures, plenty of food stands, tasty drinks, pretty people and the biggest dj’s and hip hop artists worldwide. This year’s edition takes place from July 4 until July 8 in Zamárdi, Hungary.

See you abroad!

Balaton Sound

  • Where? Zamárdi, Hungary
  • When? 4 - 8 July 2018
  • Genre Dubstep, Drum & Bass, EDM, Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Techno
  • Location At the water
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Spotify Playlist



  • Axwell /\ Ingrosso
  • Alesso
  • Carnage
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Craig David
  • David Guetta
  • Disciples
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • DJ Snake
  • Ella Eyre
  • Jonas Blue
  • Martin Garrix
  • Martin Solveig
  • Night Lovell
  • Nervo
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Princess Nokia
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • TY Dolla $ign
  • Vini Vici
  • W&W
  • More acts will follow…
  • Afrojack
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Anja Schneider
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Art Department
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso
  • Bastian Bux
  • Blasterjaxx
  • Brains
  • Carnage
  • CatzN’Dogs
  • Cheat Codes
  • Corey James
  • D.O.D.
  • Dave Clarke
  • De La Swing
  • Dizaszt
  • DJ Guv
  • Don Diablo
  • Dua Lipa
  • Dubfire
  • Eelke Kleijn
  • Eddy M
  • Edu Imbernon
  • Emperor
  • Eptic
  • Erick Morillo
  • Example & DJ Wire
  • Flavio Folco
  • Florian Picasso
  • G-Eazy
  • Galantis
  • Halott Pénz
  • Hardwell
  • Headhunterz
  • Henry Saiz
  • Hot Since 82
  • Hucci
  • Hypoxia
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jan Blomqvist live
  • Jason Derulo
  • John Digweed
  • Joseph Capriati
  • Juicy M
  • Kiida
  • Krewella
  • Kungs
  • Kygo
  • Loadstar
  • Mario Biani
  • Mark Reeve
  • Marshmello
  • Max Cooper
  • Murdock
  • Netsky live
  • Nicky Romero
  • Nicole Moudaber
  • Nod One’s Head
  • Noisia
  • Mija
  • Punnany Massif
  • R3HAB
  • Raiden
  • Ravitez
  • Redpill
  • Robin Schulz
  • Sasha
  • Section Boyz
  • Shaun Frank
  • Showtek
  • Sigma live
  • Stadiumx
  • TC
  • The Bloody Beetroots live
  • Tiësto
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Toni Varga
  • TroyBoi
  • Turno
  • Wellhello
  • Yellow Claw
  • Zedd
  • Zeds Dead
  • 99 Souls
  • A$ap Ferg
  • Adriatique
  • Adam Beyer
  • Agoria
  • Alan Fitzpatrick
  • Alan Walker
  • Andhim
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Bassjackers
  • Black Sun Empire
  • Booka Shade
  • Borgore
  • Chocolate Puma
  • Stadium X
  • Chris Brown
  • DJ Die
  • Deorro
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Dismantle
  • Dixon
  • DMX
  • Don Diablo
  • Duke Dumont
  • Ellen Allien
  • Feder
  • Ferry Corsten
  • Fritz Kalkbrenner
  • GTA
  • Guy Mantzur
  • H.O.S.H
  • HVOB
  • Hernán Cattáneo
  • Hospitality presents: London Elektricity, Metrik, Logistics
  • Izhevski & Gorje Hewek
  • Kraak & Smaak (live)
  • Lady Waks
  • Lost Frequencies
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Madcon
  • Martin Garrix
  • Martin Solveig
  • Matador
  • Mefjus
  • Milk & Sugar
  • Mr. Oizo
  • Murdock
  • Nick Curly
  • Nickbee
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Paul van Dyk
  • Peter Kruder
  • Robin Schulz
  • Rodriguez Jr.
  • Sam Feldt
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Spor
  • Steve Aoki
  • Sub Focus
  • Sven Väth
  • Tchami
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The Upbeats
  • Tyga
  • Tyler the Creator
  • W&W
  • Watermat
  • Wiley
  • Will Sparks
  • A-TRAK
  • Afrojack
  • Alle Farben
  • Âme
  • AronChupa
  • Art Department
  • Axwell ^ Ingrosso
  • Bakermat
  • Boys Noize
  • Brodinski
  • Charli XCX
  • Chris Liebing
  • Claptone Immortal (live)
  • Dannic
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Don Diablo
  • Dyro
  • Elliphant
  • Eva Shaw
  • Faithless
  • Firebeatz
  • Flight Facilities
  • Flosstradamus
  • George Fitzgerald
  • Guy Gerber
  • Habstrakt
  • Hardwell
  • Jackmaster
  • Jan Blomqvist
  • Jason Derulo
  • Joey Badass
  • Kaskade
  • Klingande
  • Laidback Luke
  • Leftfield live
  • Loco Dice
  • Ludacris
  • Maxi Jazz
  • Moti
  • Netsky live
  • Nicky Romero
  • Noisia Invites: Noisia, Alix Perez & Teddy Killerz
  • Odesza
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Oliver Koletzki
  • Pan-Pot
  • Pusha T
  • Quintino
  • R3hab
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Roni Size Reprazent live
  • Seth Troxler
  • Showtek
  • Skream
  • Stadiumx
  • The Bloody Beetroots (SBCR DJ Set)
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • Tiësto
  • Tony Junior
  • Ummet Özcan
  • Vinai
  • Zedd

The location

Zamárdi, Hungary

Balaton Sound Festival is held in Zamárdi, 5 kilometres south of Siofok, Hungary. Siofok is the biggest seaside resort at the shores of the Balaton Lake. The climate of Hungary can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. You can easily get from Budapest to Zamárdi and Siofok by train or bus.

Balaton Sound Festival

Festival.Travel Parking


VIP Camping

Riviera Park Hotel

Hotel Anna Maria


What do I have to know?

The Balaton Sound Express will go again in 2018! A train, filled with enthusiastic festival minded people, ready to have the time their life. On board we have a bar, DJs and entertainment.


Departure from Gent-Sint-Pieters and Brussel-Zuid, Belgium: Monday 2 July
Arrival in Szántód-Kőröshegy, Hungary: Tuesday 3 July

Departure from Szántód-Kőröshegy, Hungary: Monday 10 July
Arrival in Gent-Sint-Pieters and Brussel-Zuid: Tuesday 11 July

Tickets for the Balaton Sound Express can be found and bought below. You can find more information at the Balaton Sound Express page.

What do I have to know?

Together with InterRail, Festival.Travel offers tickets to travel through whole Europe. With an interrail ticket, you have unlimited train access for a certain period within 30 European countries. This excludes the travellers’ mother resident country. Make your festival holiday more adventurous and most of all: a bigger experience!

What do I have to know?

The fastest way to travel to Balaton Sound is by taking a plane to Budapest (Hungary) and then taking a transfer to the festival site. In cooperation with Cheapflights we help you find the cheapest flights. The website compares every flight and will select the most favorable offer you can get.

Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take tents e.g. with you. Advice: Festival.Travel also offers cheap hostels, pre-pitched tents and lockers as an option.

What do I have to know?

Travelling by car to a festival gives you freedom when and where to do pit stops and perhaps include some sightseeing while on the road. If you have some free seats left or looking for a ride, there are several website you can check out. Sharing a ride is a great opportunity to connect with people and share your journey costs.

Keep in mind that during the ride you will pass several toll roads. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but we would still advice you to bring cash with you.

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


Balaton Sound Camping

Balaton Sound Camping

Complete your festival adventure! With a camping ticket you have full access to the campsite from Wednesday to Monday morning. It's located nearby the festival site so you can party quick, or get some rest.

from € 20
Balaton Sound Glamping

Balaton Sound Glamping

Balaton Sound Glamping is the perfect spot for you if you want to stay at the festival site, have more luxury and sleep in cozy houses during the Festival.

from € 29
Balaton Sound Anna-Mária Villa Hotel

Balaton Sound Anna-Mária Villa Hotel

Anna-Mária Villa Hotel is a pretty nineteenth century looking hotel in Balatonföldvár at the Balaton Lake, approximately 7 kilometres located from the festival terrain.

from € 36
Balaton Sound Apartments Fresh

Balaton Sound Apartments Fresh

The recently renovated Fresh Apartments is one of the nicest places to stay during Balaton Sound. Not only is it located close to Lake Balaton, but it's provided with an indoor pool as well.

from € 40

Extra services

Balaton Sound pre-pitched tents

Balaton Sound pre-pitched tents

Why even bother struggling with camping tent materials when you can use one of the Balaton Sound pre-pitched tents?

€ 70
Balaton Sound bus transfers

Balaton Sound bus transfers

Hop on one of the Balaton Sound bus transfers at the airport in Boedapest and get off at the festival site.

€ 30
Balaton Sound camping products

Balaton Sound camping products

Don't feel like bringing all kinds of tent materials? Order the Balaton Sound Camping Set or buy the products separately.

€ 89
Balaton Sound lockers

Balaton Sound lockers

Make sure you don’t have to worry about your personal belongings and rent a Balaton Sound locker!

€ 20




When does Balaton Sound 2017 take place?
Balaton Sound 2018 takes place from July 4 – July 8.

When can I enter the Festival terrain?
A ticket allows you to enter the festival site from Thursday July 5th at 6 AM.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the night of Sunday the 8th on Monday the 9th. Everyone is requested to leave the festival terrain on Monday morning at 8 AM.

What is the minimum approved age of a Balaton Sound visitor?
Balaton Sound does not know a minimum approved age, but children below 14 years old cannot enter the festival terrain without the guidance of an adult. Children below 11 years old are allowed to enter the festival for free.

How can I pay at this year’s Balaton Sound?
The only way to pay at Balaton Sound is with the Festival card. This electronic currency can be picked up for free at one of the many charging points. Here, you can top-up the pass with cash or debit/credit cards. More information about the payment system can be found here:

What is the exact location of the festival site?
Panorama utca, 8621, Zamárdi, Hungary.


How can I pay?

You can choose one of the following transaction methods by our professional ticket partner (Paylogic):

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

All tickets carry my name since I’m the one who made the order. Is this going to a problem for my friends?
On the tickets you can find the name of the person who purchased the tickets, not to whom the ticket belongs. As the tickets are scanned at the entrance of the festival, the barcodes will get checked to verify the tickets’ validity. Subsequently they can check the system to check the name of the ticket holder. Does a ticket change its’ owner? Please let the ticket provider (Paylogic) know by mail customerservice@paylogic.com.

Can I refund my ticket?
No, Festival.Travel is not permitted to accept or change returned tickets, but it is possible to sell your ticket to someone else. Would you like to have more information on reselling your ticket, or planning to do so? Please contact clientservice@festival.travel.

What are the privileges of a VIP Festival Pass holder? 
With a VIP Festival Pass you have access to the festival site via the VIP entrance. No need to wait in a long line! Also you are allowed to watch the Main Stage artists from the VIP Grand Stand. Ticket for the VIP Camping is excluded.

I have a regular Festival Pass, am I allowed to buy a VIP Camping ticket?
Yes, the festival tickets have nothing to do with the camping tickets. So with a regular Festival Pass you can still buy a VIP Camping ticket.

What does a Balaton Sound – VOLT Festival Combi Pass mean?
With this Pass you don’t only have access to Balaton Sound, but also to the VOLT Festival which will be held from June 27 to July 1 in Sopron, Hungary.


What is the currency in Hungary?
The official currency in Hungary is the Forint (HUF). The rate of exchange is at the moment 389 HUF / 1 PND. 307 HUF / 1 EUR.

To which time zone does Hungary belong?
CET – Central European Time / European Central Time (Standard Time).

What are the phone numbers of emergency services in Hungary?
Ambulance: 104
Police: 107
Fire service: 105
AAA road service: 188

Do I have to bring a passport or identity card?
In Hungary it is sufficient if you have an identity card with you.

What kind of plugs do they use in Hungary?
In Hungary they use European plugs, so you don’t have to bring universal plugs.

Can I drink tap water?
You can drink water from the tap, as long it is not indicated you can’t.

Another question?

Ask your question via the contact form. We’re happy to help you with your choice!


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