MasterCard Balaton Sound, the premium electronic music festival at Lake Balaton, will open its gates in 3 weeks. Not only will top DJs like Afrojack, Pan-pot, George Fitzgerald, Seth Troxler, AME, Guy Gerber and The Martinez Brothers bring the music, but more than 200 artists over 15 venues will keep the party rolling across the 5-day mega event. A 2 km beach and several services guarantee that the host town Zamardi is simply the place to be between 8-12 July. Tickets for an advanced round price are available until 23 June.

Summer has arrived in Zamárdi, where in only 3 weeks MasterCard Balaton Sound will kick off for the 9th time on the lovely shore of the biggest lake of Central Europe, Lake Balaton. Tickets to the premium event are available in a limited number for an advanced price until 23rd June. One can choose a Festival Pass that is valid for all 4 regular days of the event as well as the special Day 0 (8th July), when Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and many more will kick off this year’s party. Day tickets are also available in a limited number, so those who would like to be part of #sound2015, should secure their tickets now.

Day and Night Programme

The five days of MasterCard Balaton Sound will merge everything a good summer vacation and a true electronic party series has to offer. During the day, there is no need to leave the festival area as visitors can enjoy the lake right from the site on a 2 km long beach with a mesmerizing view of the Northern shore of Balaton. There will be plenty of venues to chill, enjoy the sun, cool down in the lake, dance to great music, eat and drink and just prepare for the huge party by night. Visitors must try the excellent food and wine offer of the Balaton Region or relax with some sports. As this year’s focus is the lake itself, there will be six piers built on the lake, among them a yacht, where the party will never stop. Beach and fitness sport facilities are awaiting the guests, including football, volleyball, ping pong and many more. Those who would like to try some extreme sports can try out the bag jump, catapult, bungee jumping, but water sports will also be available.

The five nights will host a record number of international star DJs, live acts and bands, among them the top performers of the top 100 list of DJ Mag as Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tieso, Nicky Romero and Afrojack. More than 200 programs on more than 15 venues will fill up the night shift of the 5 days, where the main program venues will go through an exciting re-make. The MasterCard Main Stage and its expanded pit will feature extra show elements. To sum up: 500 kg of confetti, 10 lasers, 5000 kg of CO tanks and other special effects and pyrotechnic will crown the shows. Meanwhile the area of the Telekom Arena has grown as well, now reaching almost 5000m2. Built right next to the gigantic tent, the Telekom Relax zone of 1500 m2 will host those who would like to chill by the popular venue. This relaxing chill area will have comfy deckchairs, a bar and a 150 meter long digital fence with 50 m2 of interactive platform. In addition, the B my Lake Terrace will be dressed into a flowery outfit with 100 m2 of ledscreen and an exquisite cocktail bar complex.

Festival site

MasterCard Balaton Sound is situated in Zamárdi, just one hour from Budapest. Several options are available to get to the festival site as a direct shuttle service leaving from the airport or downtown Budapest. Those who are more adventurous can choose the ride sharing option. Accommodation possibilities are also available: basic camping site is located near the event, so those bringing their tents can enjoy nice services and a great area to have a little sleep. While the VIP Camping is already sold out, premium offers are still available on the festival site itself: Flexotel offers cabins for 2 and the #festivalhotel powered by Telekom is a also a great way to have a little rest. Services as guarded lockers, camping set, camping accessories can be still purchased in the webshop. In addition, visitors can buy a portable phone charger in advance, so their phones can keep up with the party and they can be social all day and keep the memories forever. All these items are available in the MasterCard Balaton Sound webshop.

Since the last event the organizing crew started a big project to develop the core qualities of the festival area. Thanks to this the area became a lot more efficient in terms of water management, so even in case of a rainy day the water finds an easier way out, just to make sure that fans stay dry and happy. The area is now covered by a new, more resistant type of grass, so it stays green longer. The roads at the area have also been reconstructed, so logistically it’s easier to run the event. All this means that the festival can take place on a sligthly more natural area, using less provisional infrastructure, as it needs less protection. In short: greener, nicer, more fun!

Taste the vibe of Balaton Sound with last year’s aftermovie: or check out the most recent video lining up the EDM names of the program:

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