Definition of summer festival: Balaton Sound 2020

Balaton Sound is different from most other festivals because of its superb location: the festival grounds are entirely located alongside and on top of Lake Balaton. This makes it the perfect spot to relax and sunbathe during the day, after which you can fully recharged dance those summer nights away.

Spread out over thirty-something venues, Balaton Sound offers the best parties with live shows of the world’s top dj’s. The shows are always spectacular, including visuals like lasers, giant puppets that dance in the crowds and of course lots of fireworks. Whoever is willing to pay a bit more for a festival ticket, goes for a lovely VIP experience with amongst others an Ibiza-like lounge area on the water and even complete circus shows. As the program only starts by the end of the afternoon, you have plenty of time during the day to chill and cool off in the lake for the ultimate summer feeling.

🚂 – Travel in style: take the Balaton Sound Express from Belgium
💬 – Questions? Check the FAQ or contact us

Balaton Sound

  • Where? Zamárdi, Hungary
  • When? 8 - 12 July 2020
  • Genre Dubstep, Drum & Bass, EDM, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Techno
  • Location At the water
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Spotify Playlist


  • Alle Farben
  • Andrea Oliva
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Barny Fletcher
  • Buddy
  • Camelphat
  • Chelina Manuhutu
  • Claptone
  • Deborah de Luca
  • Denzel Curry
  • Deorro
  • Desiigner
  • Detlef
  • DJ Snake
  • DJ W!LD
  • Don Diablo
  • Dubfire
  • Eelke Kleijn
  • Egberts
  • Future
  • G-Eazy
  • Gryffin
  • Hernan Cattaneo
  • J Balvin
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jauz
  • Jay Pryor
  • Jess Glynne
  • Killy
  • Madeintyo
  • Marco Carola
  • Marshmello
  • Martin Jensen
  • Matador
  • Missio
  • Monika Kruse
  • Nic Fanciulli
  • Nick Curly
  • Nicky Romero
  • Nusha
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Rudimental (live)
  • Sam Feldt live
  • Sean Paul
  • Ski Mask the Slump God
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
  • Tchami x Malaa
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The Martinez Brotherz
  • Tiësto
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Valentino Khan
  • Vinai
  • Wade
  • Will Sparks
  • Youngr
  • Yxang Bane
  • More acts will follow…
  • Adriatique
  • Agoria
  • Akkezdet Phiai
  • Alesso
  • Andrew Rayel
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso
  • Bëlga
  • Booka Shade
  • Big Sean
  • Big Shaq
  • Black Coffee
  • Brains
  • Brains
  • CamelPhat
  • Carnage
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Claptone
  • Cloud 9+
  • CMC$
  • Craig David presents TS5
  • Cristoph
  • DJ Snake
  • David Guetta
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Disciples
  • Dreezy
  • Ella Eyre
  • Ellen Allien
  • Eric Prydz
  • Giggs
  • GoldLink
  • GusGus
  • Halott Pénz
  • Henri PFR
  • Jennifer Cardini
  • Jonas Blue
  • Julien Jewel
  • Justin Mylo
  • Kayzo
  • Kölsch
  • Lost Kings
  • Majka & Curtis live
  • Martin Garrix
  • Martin Solveig
  • Matisse & Sadko
  • Night Lovell
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Osrin
  • Phil Weeks
  • Princess Nokia
  • Punnany Massif
  • Rich Brian
  • Rita Ora
  • Riva Starr
  • Sander van Doorn presents Purple Haze
  • SaSaSaS
  • Saverne
  • Scuba
  • Stephan Bodzin live
  • Sven Väth
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • UNER
  • Vini Vici
  • W&W
  • Wellhello
  • Yxng Bane
  • More acts will follow…
  • Afrojack
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Anja Schneider
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Art Department
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso
  • Bastian Bux
  • Blasterjaxx
  • Brains
  • Carnage
  • CatzN’Dogs
  • Cheat Codes
  • Corey James
  • D.O.D.
  • Dave Clarke
  • De La Swing
  • Dizaszt
  • DJ Guv
  • Don Diablo
  • Dua Lipa
  • Dubfire
  • Eelke Kleijn
  • Eddy M
  • Edu Imbernon
  • Emperor
  • Eptic
  • Erick Morillo
  • Example & DJ Wire
  • Flavio Folco
  • Florian Picasso
  • G-Eazy
  • Galantis
  • Halott Pénz
  • Hardwell
  • Headhunterz
  • Henry Saiz
  • Hot Since 82
  • Hucci
  • Hypoxia
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jan Blomqvist live
  • Jason Derulo
  • John Digweed
  • Joseph Capriati
  • Juicy M
  • Kiida
  • Krewella
  • Kungs
  • Kygo
  • Loadstar
  • Mario Biani
  • Mark Reeve
  • Marshmello
  • Max Cooper
  • Murdock
  • Netsky live
  • Nicky Romero
  • Nicole Moudaber
  • Nod One’s Head
  • Noisia
  • Mija
  • Punnany Massif
  • R3HAB
  • Raiden
  • Ravitez
  • Redpill
  • Robin Schulz
  • Sasha
  • Section Boyz
  • Shaun Frank
  • Showtek
  • Sigma live
  • Stadiumx
  • TC
  • The Bloody Beetroots live
  • Tiësto
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Toni Varga
  • TroyBoi
  • Turno
  • Wellhello
  • Yellow Claw
  • Zedd
  • Zeds Dead
  • 99 Souls
  • A$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 takes place in Zamárdi, 5 kilometres south of Siófok, Hungary. Because of the continental climate (in July around 25 degrees Celsius or warmer), the town attracts many domestic and foreign tourists. Siófok is the biggest tourist resort along Lake Balaton with a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. Both Zamárdi and Siófok are easy to reach 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 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

Departure from Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels South, Belgium: not known yet
Arrival in Zamárdi, Hungary: not known yet

Departure from Szántód-Kőröshegy, Hungary: not known yet
Arrival in Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels South: not known yet

Tickets for the Balaton Sound Express will soon be available in our webshop. More information can be found on the Balaton Sound Express page.

What do I have to know?

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.

Tickets for Interrail can be booked in the webshop. For more information, please visit the Interrail page.

What do I have to know?

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 Cheapflights 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 on the Balaton Sound bus transfer page.

What do I have to know?

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


Balaton Sound Beach Camping

Balaton Sound Beach Camping

Prefer a better location and some extra services than at the regular camp site? Then the Balaton Sound Beach Camping is the one for you!

from € TBA
Balaton Sound Glamping

Balaton Sound Glamping

The Balaton Sound Glamping is perfect for you if you like to stay at the festival site but prefer to have some more luxury than with your own tent.

from € TBA
Balaton Sound Caravan Camping

Balaton Sound Caravan Camping

Planning to go to Balaton Sound with a caravan or camper? Get a ticket for the festival's own Caravan Camping. Park your vehicle and you're all set to start enjoying your festival holiday, while others are still struggling with setting up their tents!

from € TBA
Balaton Sound Hotel Jonathan

Balaton Sound Hotel Jonathan

Hotel Jonathan is located in Balatonföldvár, just 400 meters from Lake Balaton and about 6 km from the festival grounds. The rooms are recently renovated and there is a sauna, jacuzzi and garden with terrace.

from € TBA




When does Balaton Sound 2020 take place?
Balaton Sound 2020 takes place from Wednesday July 8 until Sunday July 12 2020.

When can I enter the festival site?
A 5-Day Pass allows you to enter the festival site from Wednesday July 8 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.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform in the night of Sunday July 12 up to Monday July 13. Everyone is requested to leave the festival site by Monday morning at 8:00 AM.

What is the minimum age to visit the festival?
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.

How can I pay at Balaton Sound?
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.

What is the address of Balaton Sound?
Panorama Utca, 8621, Zamárdi, Hungary.


What should I do with the ticket upon arrival at the festival?
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.

How can I pay?
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

Why do all tickets of a certain order carry the same name?
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.

I lost my ticket / my ticket got stolen. What should I do?
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).

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

For more questions please visit the Customer Service page of Paylogic.


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

What is the time zone of Hungary?
CET – Central European Time.

What are the phone numbers of emergency services in Hungary?
Ambulance (mentö): 104
Fire department (tűzoltó): 105
Police (rendör): 107
AAA road service: 188

What kind of identification document do I need to travel to Hungary?
It depends on where you come from, but if you’re from the EU, an identity card is sufficient.

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

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

Another question?

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