How much are the tickets?

Festival Pass: Full Balaton Sound experience - 5 days pass - camping is not included.

- €210 

4 days pass - camping is not included.

- €185 


Day Ticket: camping is not included.

- €62

VIP tickets - 5 days Pass (Entering through the super-fast VIP entrance + Enjoy the shows from the VIP grand stand + Access to the VIP area (with special bars and catering) + Full Balaton Sound experience for 4 days + 1 Intro Party on Day 0 also included + Free beach at the largest lake in Central Europe within the festival area + Camping possibility + camping services not included)



VIP Day Ticket: camping is not included.

- €135

Camping: 15 min from the festival.

- €20


Beach Camping

- €65


How many tickets can I buy?

As many as you like, there is no limit.

Can I buy 1-day tickets?

Yes. See our "ticket section".


Do I need to register in advance to buy tickets?



Where can I buy them from?

Check the festival website, it's always the best and the cheapest option.


When do the tickets go on sale? Do they sell out? If so, when?

The first 2016 tickets must be available at the end of 2015. Balaton Sound tickets tend to sell out very quickly, but we can´t predict what will happen this year, so the best advice is to buy your tickets as soon as possible.

Where do I collect my tickets from?

You need to print your ticket confirmation and exchange it for a wristband at the festival entrance.


How do I get there?

Once you are in Hungary, you have a few options:


- Going by bus:

- Going by train


- Flights

*Balaton Sound has transfers leaving from Budapest to the festival.

Please check prices below:

- Transfer - Bus: Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport - Keleti Railway Station - Nyugati Railway Station - Festival

One way: €25; Return: €45


- Transfer VIP Bus: The bus pick you up from your hotel or from your airport + food + drinks (Vodka, Whisky, Rum, Red Bull or Soft drink) included.

One way: €80; Return: €140


*From Zamardi, Siofok or cities close to the festival, you can take the public bus or even the boat that links the cities to the lake.

Bus: €1,5

Bike rental: from €8 to €15

Taxis: from €10 to €15

Boat - water taxi: around €23 (one way)

From Budapeste to the festival: the best option is to get a train from Keleti train station to Zamárdi, the journey takes around 2,5 hours and costs around 2200 Forints/€7.

What is the closest city to the festival?

Zamardi and Siofok are both around 30 minutes away by car.

Budapest is located around 2h30 from the Festival.


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Camping? Hostels? Hotels?

You have a few options for where to stay:

1 - Camping: It is definitely a good way of enjoying the festival from the beginning to the end. (Yes, you have to take your own tent with you) - Water, hot showers and toilets will be available. 15 min walk from the festival entrance.

2 - VIP Camping: similar infra-structure to the camping, but closer to the festival entrance. (Yes, you have to take your own tent with you) - Water, hot showers and toilets will be available. 5 min walk from the festival entrance.


3 - Hotels and Hostels in Zamardi, Siofok or Balatonfured,

A good hotel room for 2 people around the area will cost around 50 per night.


*If you prefer to stay in Budapest, check the websites below. Bear in mind you will have an extra cost as you have to pay for the transport from Budapest to the Festival. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND, Budapest is too far to travel all the way and come back the next day! ,

A good hotel room for 2 people around the area will cost around 50 per night.


4 - Hostels in Budapest - WE DO NOT RECOMMEND, Budapest is too far to travel all the way and come back the next day!

A room to share will cost around €15 per night.


5 - Couch surfing

This is a hospitality exchange and social networking website. Once you join up, you can search through host?s profiles and look for someone to stay with around the area of the festival, for free!  This can be a really great way to meet people who live locally and get all the best tips.

Check it out:

Food & drinks:

How much should I expect to spend each day?

Of course, this depends on the person, but to give you an idea we´d say around 10.000 Forints/€30 per day should cover the cost of your food and drink.

- Water: 300 Forints - 1

- Soft drink: 450 Forints - 1.5

- Beer: 600 Forints - 2

- Vodka: 1050 Forints - 3,50

- Red Bull: 690 Forints - 2.20

- Wine: 700 Forints - 2.20

- Food: 2000 Forints - 6.50

You are only allowed to take food into the campsite/festival site.

Important information:

When does the festival start? What time?

In 2018, Balaton Sound will take place from the 4th to the 8th of July. The music does not stop - 24 hours of music during the festival.


Are there any age limits?

Children under 11 years of age will not need a ticket.

Under 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult.


What artists have performed before?

Loco Dice, Solomun, Hardwell, Alesso, Axwell, Nervo, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Avicci, Armin Van Buuren, Wu-Tang Clan, Fedde Le Grand, Scuba, Dala Life, Nas, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike


Is the line-up out?

Check it out:


What´s the average temperature?

It varies, you need to check the weather forecast before leaving and definitely before packing. To give you an idea, you can expect temperatures from around 24 to 32°C. The temperature of the water of the Lake Balaton is very pleasant as well, around 22 degrees Celsius. It's perfect if you want to enjoy the music whilst you're swimming/dancing in the lake.


Do you want to meet other people also going to Balaton Sound?

Festivalholics will create an event for each festival on Facebook. So join the event and get chatting!

Important tips

  • Camping is the best option to enjoy the festival, definitely the best experience if you don't mind camping;
  • There's a gym, a volleyball court and other stuff not music related if you fancy doing something different during the day;
  • Arrive as early as you can to get a good spot to set up your tent. Spots under the trees are always good in order to avoid the sun in the morning;
  • Close to the Zamárdi train station, there's a supermarket where you can buy water, food and things in general (remember that is not allowed to take alcoholic drinks into the camping site/festival site;
  • There're restaurants outside the festival site, close to the train station, where you'll be able to have better and cheaper meals;
  • Music will stop around 12am at main stage, however will not stop at other stages around the festival site;
  • Do not exchange your money inside the festival, try to do it in Budapest, you will get a better exchange rate.
  • At Zamárdi train station, you'll have the option to take "taxi-bikes" to get to the festival entrance. We do not recommend this option as they charge a lot for the service (around £15) and you can easily walk from the station to the main entrance - 10 min;
  • For more drunk you are and want to take that nap around the lake area, always look for a shadow spot, otherwise you will wake up dehydrated and sun burned;
  • Enjoy yourself like there is no tomorrow!