The festivals in the region put on outstanding attractions and pull in not only local people but visitors from all over the world. They usually come for the three best-known festivals: the lively Balaton Sound, the Valley of the Arts, which offers an all-round artistic experience, and the unique Paloznak Jazzpiknik.
Balaton Sound: the Canaan of electronic music
Balaton Sound is one of the largest electronic music festivals in Central Europe, boasting tens of thousands of visitors every year. The festival in Zamárdi has attracted world-famous DJs and performers who represent the best of electronic music. These include the legendary Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Tiësto, Disclosure and Marshmello. The festival organisers look out for hip-hop fans too, and they also put emphasis on introducing up-and-coming talents. This varied musical palette means everyone can find their own style and enjoy hot summer nights dancing to their favourite artist.
The location of the festival also lends a unique atmosphere to Balaton Sound: In Zamárdi, visitors can enjoy the beach and indulge in various water sports during the day, and when night falls, they can rave in front of the giant stages on the beach. Various thematic locations are usually built into the festival area. These include the chill-out zone, the water stage, and stages with special decorations, making the Sound experience even more unique.