Advance Round tickets till 23 June!

MasterCard Balaton Sound will open its gates in 3 weeks. Not only will top DJs like Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiesto, Nicky Romero and Afrojack bring the music, but more than 200 programs on 15 venues will get the party rolling at 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 to 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. Check tickets here!

What do you get?

By day:
  • no need to leave the festival area as you can enjoy the lake right from the site on a 2 km long beach with a mesmerizing view of the Northern shore of Balaton
  • 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
  • you must try the excellent food and wine offer of the Balaton Region
  • relax with some sports: beach and fitness sport facilities are awaitingyou and your friends, including football, volleyball, ping pong and many more. Extreme sports are also available as bag jump, catapult, bungee jumping and several water sports
  • 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

By night:

  • 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, Tiesto, Nicky Romero and Afrojack
  • alltogether 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
  • 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
  • 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 slightly more natural area, using less provisional infrastructure, as it needs less protection. In short: greener, nicer, more fun! 

Official anthem to prepare

Leftfield, A-Trak, Jan Blomqvist & more

Our gates will open in 2 months! Prepare for a 2 kilometer beach right on the festival area, the biggest names of electronic music and 4+1 days of non-stop party are guaranteed features for those, who want to get the most out of their summer. Some new names have arrived: Leftfield, A-Trak, Jan Blomqvist, Habstrakt and many more are also joining our already cool line-up!
Two months from now, the gates of MasterCard Balaton Sound will open again, for the 9th time. If your perfect summer is equal with chilling on the beach during the day and partying to the biggest electronic acts until sunrise than this is your dream festival. The host town of the festival, Zamárdi, is just an hour away from Budapest and a direct transfer bus is also available for your comfort. Accommodation options come in a wide range: if you are a camper you can reserve a camping ticket in advance, 8-10 minutes from the festival entrance, where various services will await you. For a hassle-free travel even camping sets and camping accessories can be booked in advance. Unfortunately tickets to the VIP Camping are no longer available, but if you would like to sleep in beds you can choose the #festivalhotel powered by Telekom, right next to the festival area, or several hostel, guesthouse and hotel deals lined up in Zamárdi and the neighboring towns. All accommodation options are listed at
New names are:
Leftfield // Rae Sremmurd // A-Trak // Claptone Immortal Live! // Jan Blomqvist live // Habstrakt 
Daily schedule of the five day event will be available mid-May here on the website!


Passes and day tickets are still available, but organizers advise everyone to get their tickets as soon as possible as Balaton Sound is a sold out event every year. This year a special Day 0 (8th July) is added to the regular festival days, included in the Festival Pass, featuring Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and many more. This day turns out to be more than just a warm-up day as almost all venues will be in operation to give a good kick start before the "regular" days. Day 0 tickets are available in a limited number, only couple of hundred are left, so it's expected to sell out by the beginning of next week. The best value is the Festival Pass, turning the 5 days of Balaton Sound into the best beach party of the summer.

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Jason Derulo, Pusha T, Ludacris and more!

There is no stopping when it comes to the line-up of MasterCard Balaton Sound. Besides the EDM superstars, organizers have now announced prominent names as Jason Derulo, Pusha T and Ludacris as well as several names for fans of house, tech house and minimal electronica. Are you ready???
Summer is coming and MasterCard Balaton Sound tickets are selling quickly. By now it’s not a surprise, considering the fact that this is one of the few electronic music festivals with a real lakeside connection, as about 2 km of beach awaits fans of music and summer right at the festival area. After the sell out of the Early Bird passes, organizers recommend fans still without tickets not to wait too much longer with their decision to come. Those who choose to party hard with their favorites in Zamárdi can not only get the 4 regular festival days, but also an additional Day 0 (8th July), featuring Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and more. This day turns out to be more than just a warm-up day as almost all venues will be in operation to give a good kick start before the "regular" days. Day tickets are also available for Day 0, but these are selling fast and the Early Bird priced versions are almost gone, so again, be quick if you consider coming. 
As MasterCard Balaton Sound is situated exactly at the shores of Lake Balaton, the biggest lake of Central Europe, during the day special and extraordinary water installations will mesmerize the audience and enhance the chill part of the day. Several piers will be built with bars, so there will be no need to leave the festival area to enjoy the summer days combined with music. However, those who are looking for a beauty sleep can choose from a wide range of accommodation possibilities in the neighborhood of Zamárdi. All accommodation options are listed at The festival area itself will also undergo some infrastructural developments, so the party will go flawlessly even in the – hopefully unlikely – case the weather is not supporting the event. 

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Line-up & new names

MasterCard Balaton Sound always hosts the top DJs and electronic acts, so this year Tiesto, Hardwell, Faithless, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero and many others are already part of the line-up. In this new wave of announcement, organizers have revealed prominent names from the hip-hop scene to please their fans. Although the number of international all-star acts is already above 50, some have been missing the main names of the Terrace, that is one of the most popular venues at Balaton Sound with always a very compelling line-up of house, tech house and minimal electronica. Well, they have also arrived, so let's see the new names.
MasterCard Balaton Sound is proud to announce world-known singer-songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo, who has sold over 45 million singles and has achieved ten career platinum singles. Strengthening the hip-hop vibe of MasterCard Balaton Sound with 17 Grammy nominations, Ludacris will bring the rhythms to the shores of Zamárdi. He has sold over 19.5 million units in the United States, and approximately 7 million overseas.  His 8th studio album, Ludaversal, is out now and is sure to stick to the successful tradition he has established. In addition, American hip-hop recording artist Pusha T will also be present. His debut album, My Name is My Name, was released in 2013 and features artists like Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and many more. 
Representing the endless parties at the Terrace, Balaton Sound is glad to announce one of dance music’s most recognizable characters, Seth Troxler as well as The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx and emerging leaders in the global house music market. Also in the line-up electronic DJ/producer and musician, Guy Gerber, who specializes in making music with synthesizers and live instrumentation in the techno scene and German house and dance DJ-producer, Oliver Koletzki.
Bakermat, Dutch artist and record producer with a mix of electronic, house, deep house and techno music produced in a minimalist manner with jazz and soul influences will also join the party, as well as English electronic record producer Oliver Dene Jones, aka Skream, one of dubstep's first and most prominent producers who has played an important role in the genre's development. Terrace will also feature Jackmaster and German DJ and producer Alle Farben, who has conquered the world with his single 'She Moves'. British DJ and producer George FitzGerald, who will release ‘Fading Love’, his debut album on 27th April 2015, will also get to Zamardi this summer. 
Organizers are also proud to announce AronChupa, known as one of Sweden’s most striking musical exports of the time and Elliphant, who has made waves internationally with a series of unclassifiable catchy jams, outrageous, stylish videos, and an unpredictable, outspoken persona. Teaming up to have an amazing party, Noisia Invites will feature Noisia, Alix Perez and Teddy Killerz. In addition, talented and promising duo of electronic music, ODESZA will bring its irresistible, startling dreaminess, addictive drums and fathoms-deep bass. From the influential Dutch circuit to his place at the forefront of global dance music, R3HAB now stands for a brand and will make the crowd crazy at Sound as well as Tony Junior, a Dutch musical prodigy known for his diva-like behavior on stage, his worldwide appealing tunes and also for his soon-to-be TV star status. Charismatic leader of Faithless will also arrive to Balaton Sound with a new formation of his called Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys

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Faithless and many more @ Sound

Discounted passes are quickly selling out to Balaton Sound! Be a proud owner of the Festival Pass and enjoy the new announcement featuring Faithless, Zedd, Kaskade and many more!

Discounted passes are still available in a limited number to MasterCard Balaton Sound. According to the organizers, 2000 passes are left for 135€ and for this price you can not only get the four regular festival days, but an additional Day 0 (8th July) featuring Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and more. Get your pass now! Click here for more ticket information! Now new acts have been added to the line-up already hosting Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Afrojack, DVBBS, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Charli XCX and many more. Check full list of announced acts here!

New acts:

Balaton Sound is proud to announce Faithless. Zamárdi will be one of the stops of the Faithless 2.0 tour, celebrating 20 years of one of the most successful electronic acts. This year Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo are back in the studio together working on an exciting project of which all will be reveled this summer. Zedd, already a powerhouse beyond the EDM realm is also visiting Balaton Sound this year. His originality and momentum will unquestionably impress the crowd. Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade, while inspiring the masses, Laidback Luke rewired a worldwide passion for dance music and set a new precedent for fan interaction along the way. Both of them coming to the hard-core party by Lake Balaton.

Leading a wave of new skool D+B talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass + beats, Netsky’s popularity is astounding, this time arriving to Sound with his Netsky LIVE! show with a full band. Also in the line-up: Art Department, who has transcended scenes and broken down walls as underground artists as few others have, while Dannic, a highly prodigious DJ and producer is one of the hottest acts to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch artists breaking through in recent years. In addition, Dyro is also among the new names, whose journey to the upper ranks of the electronic music scenes marks him out amongst his peers as one of the most talented artists to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch house artists currently taking over the industry. Âme, the DJ/production duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, have vibrant tunes lodged in their brains, while Flosstradamus spent the last 8 years breaking new sounds around the globe and becoming club kings in the process. From the vivid city of Budapest, two Hungarian producers that go by the name of David and Sullivan form: Stadiumx, you can expect lots of new game changing productions that will make you experience their unique sound and world.

Taste Balaton Sound

12 new names at Sound

There is no stopping when it comes to the names of Balaton Sound. Two weeks ago organizers have announced Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Afrojack and many more all-star acts and now the fans can enjoy the most awaited DJs such as Day 0 headliner Tiësto, as well as Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more. Check now!

Balaton Sound starts earlier

This year the Main Stage program of Balaton Sound will already start on 8th July. The day zero program will definitely make everyone arrive in time, as after four years fans can have a terrific party with Tiësto. The well-known DJ and producer from the Netherlands returns to Zamárdi this year. Those who have a Festival Pass for all the four days can enjoy this day as a special gift, but day tickets will be also available in a limited number for those who want to experience one day of the gigantic party by Lake Balaton.

New acts announced

Balaton Sound always hosts the top DJs and this won't change in 2015 either. This time organizers have revealed more names (listed in alphabetical order):
Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell bring their new project Axwell Λ Ingrosso for the first time to MasterCard Balaton Sound. The exciting French DJ and producer Brodinski will also come this year, as well as the dynamic duo of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Fans can also expect a mindblowing experience from Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo.
Canadian born Eva Shaw, formerly known as Bambi, has rapidly made a name for herself this past year in the electronic dance scene and will arrive to Balaton Sound to make sure the 2015 edition extraordinary. First timer at Sound, Firebeatz, the fast rising Dutch duo are known for their high energy DJ sets, while Flight Facilities will also deliver a memorable show at the lakeside event.
Also confirmed for the 2015 line-up is Loco Dice, who started his career as a hip-hop DJ and rapper and now shifted to tech house. The Sound audience can also welcome Moti as well as Oliver Heldens, praised for his strong original ideas and melodies, created in his own world. Ummet Özcan will arrive to impress the Sound crowd too. He has not only an advanced studio knowledge, but also an impressive string of dance floor hits that resulted in worldwide performances.

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