Balaton Sound

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MasterCard Balaton Sound
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Genre Electronic music, Pop, Hip Hop, World music, New wave music, Neo soul
Dates Four days, usually starting on the second Thursday of July
Location(s) Hungary / Zamárdi / Lake Balaton / Hungary
Years active 2007 – present
Website
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Coordinates: 46°53′2.55″N 17°55′31.43″E / 46.8840417°N 17.9253972°E / 46.8840417; 17.9253972

Balaton Sound (between 2007 and 2012 also known as Heineken Balaton Sound, since 2013 as MasterCard Balaton Sound[1] for sponsorship reasons) is one of Europe's largest open air electronic music festivals. Held annually since 2007 on the southern bank of Lake Balaton, Hungary, it features live acts and DJ's from all around the world, from established artists to new names. The event was co-created by the organizers of Sziget Festival.[2]

Background[edit]

As the festival gets more famous and popular each year, tickets are usually sold out before they go on sale at the official ticket vendors; this event sets new attendance records yearly.

The first Balaton Sound festival was held between 12 July and 15 July 2007. The fact that the event was held on the shore of the largest lake in Central Europe in mid-summer, its twenty-hour music schedule, and the line-up gained it significant public interest.

The festival is located on the west part of Zamárdi at the crossing of Panoráma and Zöldfa utca (street).[3]

Inside the festival area variable stages, lounges, and tents are established for the performances.The sponsors of the festival create luxurious chill-out facilities with hammocks, bean bags, easy chairs. Visitors to Balaton Sound can stay at a special camp site with several pubs, cocktail bars and restaurants equipped with accoutrements absent from Hungary's other summer music festivals. The Main Stage area has a capacity of about 50,000.

According to a KPMG study over the 4 days of the event in 2008, 88,000 attendants visited the festival while the daily average reached 22,000. Over 1.6 billion HUF was spent by visitors in total, 41,000 HUF per person, mostly spent on entrance fee, food and accommodation.[4] In 2009, the number of festival visitors reached 94,000.[5] Later, in 2012 the festival came out second largest music festival in Hungary (after the Sziget Festival), and one of the most populated electronic music festival in Europe.[6][7]

The 2012 festival won the European Festivals Award in the category Best Medium-Sized European Festival in early 2013.[8]

Pre-sale ticket prices:[9][10][11][12]

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Daily ticket 6000HUF 28EUR/ 6990HUF 39EUR/ 9900HUF 50EUR/ 12500HUF 46EUR/ 12500HUF 45EUR/ 13000HUF 55EUR/ 15000HUF 50EUR/ 15000HUF 55EUR/ 16000HUF
Festival pass (4/5 days) 14900HUF 69EUR/ 16900HUF 100EUR/ 25000HUF 110EUR/ 29900HUF 111EUR/ 29900HUF 110EUR/ 31000HUF 135EUR/ 39000HUF 150EUR/ 44000HUF 165EUR/ 49990HUF

Line-ups[edit]

The following are the festival line-ups for 2007,[13] 2008,[14] and 2009.[15]

2007:

July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15
Stage Fever Arena
Main Stage
T-Mobile- LG Stage
  • HungaryDJ Viki
  • HungaryKeyser & Shuriken
  • HungaryBootsie Quartet
  • HungaryBarabás Lőrinc Eklektric
  • HungaryZagar
  • AustriaMadrid De Los Austrias
  • FranceNouvelle Vague
  • United KingdomAdam Freeland
  • HungaryPalotai
  • HungaryDJ Viki
  • United KingdomDave Tipper
  • HungaryColorstar
  • SpainJosé Padilla
  • HungaryFine Cut Bodies
  • CanadaDJ Storm
  • HungaryBal & Size9

2008:

July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13
T-Mobile Stage
  • HungaryAndre,Naga,Beta
  • GermanyM.A.N.D.Y.
  • HungaryPolymorphin
  • ItalyNicola Conte DJ set
  • SpainJosé Padilla
  • ItalyNicola Conte Jazz Combo
  • HungaryErik Sumo Band
  • ChileRicardo Tobar live
  • United KingdomJames Holden
  • HungaryCoyote
  • HungaryNegro @ The Uptown Felaz
  • HungaryKarányi
  • FinlandJimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu
  • MexicoLos De Abajo
Heineken Main Stage
  • FranceSergent Garcia
  • HungaryZagar feat. Underground Divas
  • United KingdomFatboy Slim
Red Lounge
  • HungaryIrie Maffia
  • HungaryPéterfy Bori & Love Band
  • HungaryColorstar
  • HungaryRewind - Palotai
  • HungaryCadik,Mc Zeek,Publo,Chiburi,Lee
  • HungaryMike_Rosoft&DJ Mesterházy
  • HungaryBootsie Quartet
  • HungaryBeat Dis
  • HungaryBarabás Lőrinc Eklektric
  • AustriaDeladap!
  • AustriaRusskaja
  • HungaryLtj Bukem & MC Conrad
  • HungaryAnima DJ Set
  • HungaryThe Transform Quintet
  • HungaryTape Underground
  • HungarySingas Project
  • HungaryVarga Zsuzsa
  • BelgiumBuscemi
  • HungaryNeo
  • United KingdomKrafty Kuts
  • HungaryDJ Marka
  • HungaryRozsnyói Trió
  • HungaryAnselmo Crew
  • HungaryCarbonfools
  • HungaryAnima Sound System
  • HungaryFine Cut Bodies
  • United KingdomDJ Hype & Daddy Earl
Samsung Mobil Arena

2009:

July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12
T-Mobile Stage
  • HungaryCogita,Andras Toth,Duel
  • GermanySingas Project
  • HungaryBeat Dis
  • HungaryRealistic Crew
  • FinlandThe Five Corners Quintet
  • HungaryJunkie&Hawky
  • ItalyNicola Conte DJ set
  • SpainJosé Padilla
  • ItalyNicola Conte Jazz Combo
  • HungaryErik Sumo Band
  • ChileRicardo Tobar live
  • United KingdomJames Holden
  • HungaryCoyote
  • HungaryNegro @ The Uptown Felaz
  • HungaryKarányi
  • FinlandJimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu
  • MexicoLos De Abajo
Heineken Main Stage
  • HungaryHeadshotboyz, Newl, Tits&Clits
  • United KingdomDub Pistols
  • FranceNouvelle Vague
  • United KingdomUnderworld
  • HungaryWe plants are happy plants, Kollektiva
  • SpainEskorzo
  • HungaryBrains
  • United KingdomOrbital
  • HungaryNVC: Zoidberg, Ioda, Subotage, Tempo
  • HungaryIrie Maffia
  • NorwayRöyksopp
  • United StatesMoby
Pesti Est Stage
  • HungaryMesterhazy
  • HungaryKorai Öröm
  • HungaryColorstar
  • HungaryPannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra
  • HungaryDemon Superior
  • HungaryMad Professor, I Ration, Mc Kemon
  • HungaryMesterházy
  • HungaryBlue Note Cafe/Maestro
  • HungaryNostalgia 77
  • HungaryPéterfy Bori&Loveband
  • HungarySoerii &Poolek
  • HungaryFine Cut Bodies
  • CanadaMstrkrft, Anima DJ set, Bergi
  • HungaryMesterházy
  • HungaryBlue Note Cafe/Maestro
  • HungarySadant
  • HungaryGoulasch Exotika
  • HungaryBlack Cherry
  • HungaryAnima Sound System
  • HungarySub Focus, Chris.su
  • HungaryMesterházy
  • HungaryBlue Note Cafe/Maestro
  • HungaryHarcsa Veronika
  • HungaryAnselmo Crew
  • HungaryBootsie Quartet
  • HungaryErik Sumo Band
  • HungaryDJ Zinc, Bal
Samsung Mobil Arena
  • HungaryJunkie & Hawky
  • HungaryCollins&Behnam
  • Czech RepublicLucca
  • United KingdomCarl Cox
  • HungaryHot X
  • HungaryJunkie & Hawky
  • HungaryChriss
  • AustriaDennes Deen
  • FranceDavid Guetta
  • HungarySterbinszky
  • HungarySanfranciscobeat
  • HungaryReecoba
  • CanadaRichie Hawtin, Hearthrob, Magda
MR2/MOL Stage
  • HungaryMustbeat crew
  • HungaryLollipop/Radiokraft
  • HungaryGumipop: Gasman
  • HungaryMonkey6
  • HungaryHairy:Naga,Beta
  • AustriaParov Stelar&Max the sax
  • HungaryMecca events: 30HZ, Sikztah, Metha
  • HungaryLove alliance
  • HungaryDub phaze
  • HungaryNinjabreakz
  • HungaryKollektiva
  • HungaryMR2 Dj set: Titusz
  • HungaryMR2 Dj set: Izil
  • HungaryMR2 Dj set: Palotai
  • HungaryBomb the Jazz
  • HungaryGirls and Mathematics
  • HungaryBladerunnaz/Test
  • HungaryChi Recordings: AMB, Kodek, Synus0006, Anorganik Aka Raster, Mango live
  • United StatesJustin Martin, Oliver$
  • HungaryMR2 DJ set: Fine Cut Bodies
  • HungaryDeaf Company
  • HungaryNo Vidra Crew
  • HungaryMR2 DJ set: Karányi, Rob
  • HungaryLick the Click
  • HungaryHypnosis
  • HungaryAllnightbreakz

2013: [16]

July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14
OTP Bank Stage
MasterCard Main Stage
Arena
  • Hungary Metha
  • Hungary Stereo Killaz
  • Hungary Sikztah
  • France Justice DJ set
  • France Brodinski
  • Hungary Andro
Telekom Terasz
  • Hungary Eva Live
  • Hungary Volkova Sisters
  • Norway Todd Terje
  • Hungary Naga & Beta
  • United Kingdom Scuba
  • Germany Solomun
  • Hungary Secret Factory a.k.a. Junkie & Hawky
  • Hungary Zajac
  • Hungary Plastikheaven live
  • Hungary 20 years Anima DJs
  • Sweden Jan Blomqvist
  • Hungary Budai
  • Germany Henrik Schwartz
  • Germany Dixon
  • United States Seth Troxler
  • Hungary Coyote

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duplájár nőtt az érdeklődés
  2. ^ Balaton Sound és VOLT: nyereség nyereség hátán Retrieved 15 May 2012
  3. ^ Zamárdi Retrieved 15 May 2012
  4. ^ [1], released: 18.06.2009., original title: Economic effect examination of the Balaton Sound and VOLT festivals
  5. ^ Entertainment, GLM Hungary Retrieved 15 May 2012
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ A T-Mobile és a Heineken bemutatja - Balaton Sound 3. nap Retrieved 15 May 2012
  10. ^ Külker Online - Heineken Balaton Sound 2008 Retrieved 15 May 2012
  11. ^ Jegyárak - Heineken Balaton Sound Napijegy Retrieved 15 May 2012
  12. ^ [5] Retrieved 02 September 2013
  13. ^ [6] Retrieved 15 May 2012
  14. ^ [7] Retrieved 15 May 2012
  15. ^ [8] Retrieved 15 May 2012
  16. ^ Program search

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