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Summer is just around the corner! Let’s get into the festival spirit by looking at Hungary’s one and only beach festival: Balaton Sound.

Balaton Sound is famously known for its incredible electronic and hip-hop line up every year. This year alone it will see the likes of Tiësto, The Chainsmokers and Armin van Buuren take to the stage.

But did you know the festival is also situated alongside the biggest lake in Hungary? There is so much to see and do at Balaton Sound, so here at Festileaks we have come up with the top 5 things to do at “the festival beach” when you need a dance break.

1. Boat parties

Balaton Sound boat party
Photo: Rockstar Photographers

Although not necessarily taking a break from dancing, Balaton Sound boat parties happen daily before the main events start up later in the day. This is a great way to pre-party with your friends.

The full line up for the boat parties at Balaton Sound 2019 has already been released. Above all, DJs such as Dubfire and Monika Kruse are sure to kick off your day in the right way.

If you are interested in the boat parties you should buy your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

2. Beach activities and sports

It might seem surprising, but Balaton Sound is a very active festival. Everyday, there are different activities being organised. There are zip lines, water volleyball, inflatable race courses and even an outdoor gym.

Whatever you are into, you are sure to find plenty of activities to keep yourself active for when you need another form of exercise that is not dancing to your favourite DJ.

3. Sunbathe by the lakeside

Foto: / Mudra László

Five minutes walking from the campsite, you will find green spaces next to the lake. You can use the deck chairs available or throw down your towel and enjoy the Hungarian heat while planning who you are most excited to see perform later on in the day.

The area also has lots of shaded parts. It makes the perfect place to chill, whether you are looking to boost your tan or just enjoy the weather.

4. Inflatable fun in the lake

Photo: Rockstar Photographers

If sunbathing is not your thing, you can cool off from the Hungarian heat with one of the many inflatables. Leave your towel on the grass and jump into the largest lake in Hungary with thousands of other festival goers.

5. Try some local drinks

Photo: Fűrész Zsolt

Being held in Eastern Europe, Balaton Sound is very nice on your wallet. 2018 prices saw half a litre of beer at just under €3.

Take the opportunity of being in Hungary to try some of the local drinks like Unikum and Palenka. If liquors are not your thing, there are also endless cocktails bars where you can even order your favourite cocktail in a large bucket!

Everything at the festival is bought using your wristband and prices are in local currency so buying your favourite drinks has never been easier.

See you in Hungary!

Balaton Sound 2019

Balaton Sound is one of Europe’s biggest open air electronic music festivals. The festival’s unique location along Lake Balaton makes it a perfect summer experience. Balaton Sound started in 2007 when it featured Beastie Boys and Basement Jaxx as headliners. Throughout the years, it has managed to host many famous DJs. Notable acts are David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Kraftwerk and bands like Massive Attack and The Prodigy.

  • Location: Lake Balaton, Hungary.
  • Date: 3-7 July 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale for €64 (one day), €165 (three days), 
    €179 (four days) or €205 (five days) .
  • For more information, visit the official website.

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