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International Superstars among this Year’s Balaton Festival Season Line-up

Hungary Today 2024.04.10.

The line-up of Balaton Sound is now complete, and between July 3-6, Zamárdi will again be the “capital of electronic music,” writes Világgazdaság.

With half a dozen music venues, including two main stages, parties from noon until dawn, and almost 200 performers in total, the full line-up of Heineken Balaton Sound has been put together, offering a wide range of diverse genres of electronic music, from which everyone can choose according to their own taste, reads the Balaton Sound press release.

Anna Filutás, project manager of Balaton Sound, said that one of this year’s big pieces of news is that

the Heineken main stage’s program will be extended, with shows running from the second day until 3 a.m., and on Sunday, the venue will bid farewell to festival-goers with a huge Endshow, hosted by the world-famous Dutch Q-Dance team.

The festival’s venue will also be transformed, with the main entrance moving to a new location and the festival’s guest area being redesigned.

The Heineken Balaton Main Stage will feature Andrea Lane, Hugel, Meduza, Purple Disco Machine, and James Hype on the first day. The next day, Metha will start on the same stage, followed by Mau P, Vintage Culture, and Paul Kalkbrenner, and from midnight to 3 a.m., Mathame will be followed by Mind Against.

On Friday, Yamina will warm up the crowd at this venue, followed by

  • John Newman
  • Lost Frequencies
  • Marshmello
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Borgore
  • and Zomboy and Dublic & B’Andre.

The closing day will feature Ben Nicky, Nervo, Will Sparks, and Timmy Trumpet. The four-hour Endshow will kick off at 11 p.m.

Photo: Facebook/Balaton Sound Official

The other main stage of the Sound festival will be the B Stage. On Wednesday, Denes Toth, Marwan Dua, Miss Monique, Kölsch, Adam Beyer, and Maceo Plex will perform. Thursday will feature dtnb., Sonic Rain, Kitti Kay, Trym, Nico Moreno, 999999999, and Sara Landry. On Friday, Raul Young & Shabaam will start the day, followed by SanFranciscoBeat, Hot X, Estella Boersma, Fjaak, Amelie Lens, and live performances by Reinier Zonneveld.

On the final day, SouveQ & Lerm, Secret Factory, Alfa Romero, and Brina Knauss will entertain the crowd, followed by Stephan Bodzin, Cassian, and finally Sama’ Abdulhadi.

Photo: Facebook/Balaton Sound Official

Last year, the Radio 1 Heineken Beach Club was a new venue, with a sun deck and comfortable lounge furniture for a beach atmosphere. The program here starts in the early afternoon, with Radio 1 DJs playing until the main stage events start, and then continues during the main stage breaks and after closing until dawn with international stars such as Sam Feldt, Laidback Luke, and Switch Disco.

This year, the Sound Party Boat will sail out to the “Hungarian sea” every day, with “DJ captains” including Loving Arms, Joer Junior, Edo Denova, Nova/Xandra, Cordeiro, Friday syndrome, Antique/B&E, Nick Behrmann, Chriss Ronson, and Metha.

If you want to get in the mood for the festival earlier, you can go to the warm-up party in Budapest on  June 7, where you can enjoy Sunset Sound from the afternoon and a night afterparty with performers such as Tamer Malki and Rami Abousabe, aka Bedouin.

As for this year’s line-up of open-air events around Lake Balaton, the season will open with the Be Massive Horizon in Balatonboglár on May 25. Between May 31 and June 2, ZamJam will be held in Zamárdi as a renewed, free event.

From June, Plázs Siófok will offer a variety of well-known Hungarian performers, while the Kultkikötő (Cultural Haven) programs from Balatonszárszó to Alsóörs and Balatonföldvár offer theater, film clubs, and classical and pop music. On the last weekend of the month, the 6th Bondoró International Street Theater Festival will bring international and local attractions, stilt walkers, puppeteers, artists, and musicians to Balatonalmádi.

Plázs Siófok. Photo: Facebook/We Love Balaton

This time, the Balaton Picnic will be in Tihany from June 14 to 16. On Saturday and Sunday, the main venue will host a market, pop-up exhibitions of contemporary artists, evening concerts, and world star DJs including Worakls and Jan Blomqvist.

Between July 16-20, VeszprémFest will feature performances by Gregory Porter, Toto, Paloma Faith, Milky Chance, and José Cura, while Ferenc Snétberger will perform three different shows in Veszprém over three days.

The Valley of Arts Festival will feature thousands of events and concerts from July 19 to 28, in Kapolcs, Vigántpetend and Taliándörög. The Paloznak Jazz Picnic will feature Anastacia, Brand New Heavies, Morcheeba, Izo FitzRoy, and Tony Hadley from August 1 to 3, while the Veszprém Street Music Festival will take place at the end of July.

At the Strand Festival, the headliners will take to the stage in Zamárdi between August 22-24. Among the Hungarian artists are Azahriah, Bagossy Brothers Company, Majka, Dzsúdló, and Beton.Hofi, while on the international scene Alok, Elderbrook, and Chase & Status will perform.

Photo: Facebook/Strand Fesztivál Official

Rock music lovers can enjoy the Tábor Festival in Alsóörs from August 28 to 31 with Stratovarius, Toy Dolls, and Korpiklanai.

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Via Világgazdaság, MTI; Featured image: Facebook/Balaton Sound Official

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