Previously known as Heineken Balaton Sound between its launch Year 2007 to 2012, got renamed as MasterCard Balaton Sound in 2013 (credits to the sponsors) is one of Europe’s largest electronic music festival, organized for four days on the southern bank of Lake Balaton, Hungary (and so is the name!)
DOWN THE MEMORY LANE
Balaton Festival was launched in 2007 by organizers of Sziget Festival and was held from 12th July to 15th July. The location, time of the year and the artist line up helped the festival to attract a large number of crowd, the number which keeps on increasing every year.
The number of attendants went from 88,000 in 2008 to 94,000 in 2009, which later on in 2012 became the second largest festival in Hungary.
The festival area consists of multiple stages set up for performances and offers comfortable and entertaining stay to the attendants with facilities likes pubs, hammocks, cocktail bars etc.
BALATON SOUND 2019
This mega music festival has become a part of the wishlist of almost every music lover and has made Hungary one of the most favorite summer destinations.
The 13th edition of Balaton Sound is knocking at our doors already, scheduled from 3rd to 7th July 2019 will be held at Zamardi, Hungary.
Artists of genres Electronic music, Pop, Hip Hop, World Music, New wave music, Neo soul will be performing at nine different stages set up in the arena of the festival.
BALATON SOUND ARTISTS LINEUP
The headliners include Tiesto, Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake, J Balvin, Future, Timmy Trumpet, Jess Glynne, Sean Paul and KSHMR. The line-up for the entire festival includes:
3rdJuly 2019, Wednesday- Tiesto, J Balvin, Jess Glynne, Don Diablo, Tchami x Malaa, Killy, Valentino Khan and Ski Mask The Slump God.
4th July 2019, Thursday- Marshmello, Future, Paul Kalkbrenner, NERVO, Sofi Tukker, Jauz, Will Sparks and Saweetie.
5th July 2019, Friday- The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet, Nicky Romero, Dubfire, Denzel Curry, Sam Feldt (live), Buddy and Missio.
6th July 2019, Saturday- Sean Paul, Armin Van Buuren, Deorro, Vinai, Hernan Cattaneo, Martin Jensen, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Desiigner, MadeinTYO and Youngr.
7th July 2019, Sunday- DJ Snake, G-Eazy, Rudimental (live), KSHMR, Gryffin and Yxng Bane
According to the recent release 131 will play at the upcoming edition of Balaton sound which includes artist from various genres.
Other artist which will be seen at the festival apart from the one mentioned above are Jamie Jones, Claptone, The Martinez Brothers, Alle Farben, Camelphat, Detlef, Mahony, Gorje Heweh, Rafa Barrios, Bohumil, Lotfi Begi, DJ Maddis, Roland Handrick, Mr. V, DJ Neon, WLC, Chuck & Perge, DJ Vinny, Garay, Nic Fanciulli, Matador, Toni Varga, Nick Curly, Marc Maya, Eddy M, Red D, DJ W!ld, Hot X, Denes Toth, Pat Duff, Collective Machine, Obrotka, Shabaam, Nusha, Vinai, 5napback, Polarize, Jumodaddy, Mindspace, Yokko, Jess, Lucid and many others of the type.
BALATON SOUND TICKETS
Owing to the increase in craze of the Balaton Festival, the ticket gets sold out pretty fast during the pre-booking period.
Various types of general and VIP ticket options are available along with different packages which allow additional benefits apart from entry to the festival area. The various types of ticket options available are:
*5 day pass 3-7 July-Rs 20143.35 -gives 5 days general access to the arena
*4 day pass 4-7 July- Rs 17676.82-allows four days general access to the festival
*3 day pass 3-5 July- Rs 16361.34 -general access for the first three days of the festival
*3 day pass 5-7 July- Rs16361.34 -general access to the festival for the last three days.
*Wednesday day ticket (3rd July)/Thursday day ticket (4th july)/ Friday day ticket (5th july)/ Saturday day ticket (6th July)/Sunday day ticket (7th July)- Rs 5919.68 –general access to the festival on the one respective day.
Visitors also get the option of upgrading their ticket under Upgrade Ticket (4 days to 5 days) which costs Rs 3699.80 additional.
*VIP 5 day Pass (3-7 July)- Rs 26720.78
*VIP 4 day pass (4-7 July)- Rs 24665.33
*VIP 3 day pass (3-5 July)- Rs 23020.97
*VIP 3 day pass (5-7 July)-Rs 23020.97
*VIP Wednesday Day 3rd July/ VIP Thursday Day 4th July/VIP Friday Day 5th July/VIP Saturday Day 6th July/VIP Sunday Day 7th July- Rs 11674.93- VIP access to the arena on the respective day.
Several types of packages are available for additional benefits like :
*Balaton Sound Ticket + Glamping packages- Rs 6577.42 per person
*Balaton Sound Ticket + Hotel packages- Rs 24254.24 per person
*Balaton Sound VIP Ticket + Glamping packages- Rs 29598.40 per person
*Balaton Sound VIP Ticket + hotel packages- Rs 47275.22 per person
It is of the new additions which provides additional partying area
*Boat party with Monika Kruse (3rd July)- Rs 2466.53
*Boat party with Matador (4th July)- Rs 2466.53
*Boat party with Dubfire (5th July)- Rs 2466.53
*Boat party with Hernan Cattaneo (6th July)- Rs 2466.53
*Boat party with Allen Farben (7th July)- Rs 2466.53
You can buy tickets there official website.
BALATON SOUND RULES:
- Damaged wristbands are considered invalid and entry is then not allowed
- Wristbands are non-transferable, only the one on whose name it is issued can wear it
- Camping vouchers get exchanged with a wristband at the box office
- Kids under the age of 11 have the privilege of free entry
- Younger visitors, under the age of 14 need to have an adult with them who takes their responsibility.
- Tickets are non-refundable, no amount of money will be returned on cancellation however ticket swap option is available on TicketSwap where one can buy and sell E-tickets conveniently.
- Peaceful Pets are welcomed to the festival along with their owners.
Looking at the artist line-up which includes both the famous names of the music industry and the emerging names, 2019 version of Balaton Sound looks promising enough.
It’s the perfect plan for an amazing summer break for any music lover, it’s going to be fun, crazy, entertaining and the additional facilities makes sure it’s worth the visit.