Balaton Sound Announces 1st Phase Line-Up for Festival in Summer 2024

  • 5 Jan 2024 9:26 AM
  • Budapest Business Journal
Balaton Sound Announces 1st Phase Line-Up for Festival in Summer 2024
The  Heineken Balaton Sound is one of the largest open-air events in Europe with a carefully curated and cultured mix of diverse electronic headliners who play at a special location next to Lake Balaton in Zamárdi, Hungary.

The festival returns from July 3-6, and people will be treated to the world's most iconic EDM headliners and underground names from across the house and techno spectrum over more than five bespoke stages including James Hype, Purple Disco Machine, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Newman, Marshmello, Lost Frequencies, Timmy Trumpet, Ben Nicky, Will Sparks, Nervo, Switch Disco and Nico Moreno. Four-day Passes are available for just EUR 199 from

Since its first edition in 2007, Heineken Balaton Sound has provided great value for money and comes from the team behind the legendary Sziget Festival, so you can be sure that every single detail is taken care of with all of their experience. It is recognized for having unique stages located right next to the glistening open waters of Lake Balaton.

Heineken Balaton Sound is always bathed in the sun, meaning that it is more than just a festival - it is a unique holiday experience with a world-class lineup that covers the most interesting aspects of several different electronic genres. 

For this reason, it is a supersized event with music lovers from all over Europe making an annual pilgrimage to experience the thrill of the Main Stage, with its vast LED wall; the beauty of the house and techno-oriented B My Lake stage, and many other, intimate stages across the site, all with cutting edge audio-visuals, lights, and serious sound systems. 

Stunning Location 

Lake Balaton is a real holiday hotspot, offering the ideal combination of festival and holiday. You can relax in warm and sunny weather by day at the lake, then dance all night long to a diverse selection of the world's biggest electronic artists in a natural location while there is also the option to take a road trip to explore the capital, Budapest. The festival offers superb VIP experiences which provide access to the fast lane and three or four VIP areas with extra services, sanitation, food, and drink options.

Heineken Balaton Sound's project manager Anna Filutás says, "In our very first announcement, we've been preparing with real-world stars and crowd favorites.

We'll be joined by this year's e.g. Grammy-winning Purple Disco Machine, one of the most charismatic figures on the current dance scene, James Hype, and Paul Kalkbrenner, the underground electronica superstar. Marshmello is coming with his new album and Timmy Trumpet, always comes to the Sound with great energy. And also John Newman, showing his new era on the dance podium."

Superstar Headliners 

The 2024 lineup is bold once again, including mask-wearing multi-genre DJ/producer Marshmello; one of the United Kingdom's most prominent electronic artists, James Hype; chart-topping multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, icon, and producer John Newman, and Germany's Grammy award-winning classic disco party starter Purple Disco Machine.

Also announced are techno maestro Paul Kalkbrenner; Belgian superstar Lost Frequencies; award-winning EDM hero Timmy Trumpet and Australian twin duo festival favorites Nervo. The likes of Ben Nicky, Will Sparks, Nico Moreno, and Switch Disco make up the first phase lineup announcement for the festival's 2024 edition with many more huge names still to be announced. 

Beyond the Music 

There is an endless amount of adventure to be had at Heineken Balaton Sound 2024 with walkabouts, fashion shows, sports, dance workshops, techno yoga and much more. The festival has a wealth of food options to choose from including vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free. There are plenty of different accommodation options to cover all budgets both on-site but also in bigger local cities. 

This most impressive open-air celebration is a real must-visit for festival lovers everywhere, so be sure to get your tickets now to Heineken Balaton Sound 2024. 


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