9-12 July 2015, Zamárdi, Hungary

MasterCard Balaton Sound Policy

Dear MasterCard Balaton Sound Guest!

ABOUT ENTRY

Purchasing the entry ticket only entitles you to enter MasterCard Balaton Sound (Event) if you accept the regulations of the General Contract Terms and Conditions (GCTC) determined by Sziget Ltd. (Sziget), this document that is the Balaton Sound Visitor Policy - the 5th Appendix related to the use of the Festival Card and the 6th Appendix regarding the Privacy Policy of Meta MPI Ltd. Take notice of the fact that keeping these regulations is checked by the organizers. You may enter the Event on the date indicated on the pre-purchased ticket, according to the conditions stated on it.

Tickets bought in advance will be exchanged for a wristband on entry. You must wear the wristband (weekly or day) on your wrist all the time throughout its validity. It will be checked by organizers on entry and exit, and may also be checked on the entire territory of the festival, any time throughout the Event.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All rights related to the ticket are solely represented by the code on the ticket. The ticket is anonym and it is not connected to a specific person. The wristband allowing you to enter the festival shall be handed over by Sziget to the first person who presents the code on this ticket. In case of fraud (e.g. an earlier, unauthorised entry with the code) Sziget shall not hand over the wristband or a new ticket even to the holder of the printed ticket. It is your responsibility to safeguard the code diligently. Don’t let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket! Sziget shall not be liable in case of a fraud.

IMPORTANT CONCERING TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS

MasterCard Balaton Sound Day Ticket:
The MasterCard Balaton Sound Day ticket entitles the Visitor to enter the area of the Event on the given day from 6am (from 8 am on the first day) until 6 am on the following day and to stay at the area of the Event until 8am on the following day. The MasterCard Balaton Sound Day Ticket during its validity bears the same rights as the MasterCard Balaton Sound Pass.

MasterCard Balaton Sound Pass:
The Visitor can stay inside the area of the Event from 8 am on Day 1 until the end of the Event, but they cannot sleep on the territory of the Event and can’t access the areas where a MasterCard Balaton Sound Camping Ticket is necessary and use the showers.

MasterCard Balaton Sound VIP Day Ticket:
With MasterCard Balaton Sound VIP Day Ticket the Visitor can enter the Event on Day 1 from 8 am and on every other day from 6 am the given until 6 am the next day and stay at the area until 8 am the next day. The MasterCard Balaton Sound VIP Day Ticket holds the same rights as the MasterCard Balaton Sound VIP Pass during its validity. This Ticket can be exchanged to a wristband at the container named „VIP / PASS”, not at the Cassa.

MasterCard Balaton Sound VIP Pass:
The Visitor can stay at the area of the Event from 8 am on Day 1 until the end of the Event, but they cannot sleep on the territory of the Event and can’t access the areas where a MasterCard Balaton Sound Camping Ticket is necessary and use the showers. The Ticket holder can enter the VIP area where the show of the Main Stage can be enjoyed from the grand stand. This Ticket can be exchanged to a wristband at the container named „VIP / PASS”, not at the Cassa. 

MasterCard Balaton Sound Camping Ticket:
Only visitors with MasterCard Balaton Sound Pass and Camping Ticket can enter the festival site from 2 pm on Day 0. However you can only access the Campsite with a valid Camping Ticket and a MasterCard Balaton Sound Pass or for the time of its validity with a MasterCard Balaton Sound Day Ticket, without the festival Pass holding only Day Tickets, you can enter from 8 am on Day 1. The program of Day 0 can be accessed by visitors holding the festival Pass and the Camping Ticket. You can camp and use showers during the duration of the festival.

If your wristband is not valid, you are required to leave the territory of the Event.
Tickets/wristbands are non-transferable to another person! A wristband counts as a valid entry pass only if it is worn on the wrist. Wristbands that are DAMAGED - glued, cut, with a patent undone, broader than the hand - are considered as INVALID! Ticket forgers and those participating in forging will be prosecuted. Damaged and lost wristbands cannot be replaced.

Children prior to their 11th birthday can enter the Event free of charge.
Visitors under the age of 14 can only enter and stay at the Event with adult guidance.

For the sake of your own safety, "bodysurfing" (when the crowd sends someone over their heads towards the stage) is strictly forbidden at MasterCard Balaton Sound. In case it still happens to you, the security staff will lead you out to the edge of the given site. If it occurs again, unfortunately you will have to leave the area of MasterCard Balaton Sound immediately!

Driving into the site of the Event without permission is not permitted! In order to approach the event, we would like to ask you to use public transport or the taxi service.

OBJECTS NOT ALLOWED

Glass objects, striking and cutting devices, umbrellas or any other objects endangering others’ physical health are FORBIDDEN to be brought into the area of the Event! According to valid laws, you are not allowed to carry objects specifically endangering public safety (knives with a blade longer than 8 cm, switch knives, gas sprays, black jacks etc.), and you are not allowed to make fire within the territory of the event, it is considered to be a criminal offense.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN ANY QUANTITY inside the area of the Event. Regarding non-alcoholic beverages you can bring in 1.5 liter in a 1.5 liter big plastic bottle, but in case the responsible authority orders summer heat alert you can bring in any quantity of non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, until the beginning of the Event, maximum 10 packs of cigarettes, 10 boxes of cigarillos (depending on size) and 10 pieces of cigars are allowed to the Event. Food is only allowed in non-commercial quantity.
Important: Objects made of glass, striking and cutting tools, umbrellas and any objects endangering others’ physical health are FORBIDDEN to be brought into the area of the Event! According to valid laws, you are not allowed to carry objects specifically endangering public safety (knives with a blade longer than 8 cm, switch knives, gas sprays, black jacks etc.) Products of such nature must be handed to the security service at the entrance in custody, so that they can check them.

PETS

Only pets that are usually considered "peaceful" (“pets” meaning typically: dogs, ferrets, certain murine-types) may enter the territory of the Event, accompanied by their owner. However, it is not recommended to bring pets to the event, so we advise you to leave them at home or use the services of one of the pet care kennels in the nearby vicinity. Should you still want to bring your pet, you are required to possess all the items listed below:

(1)    valid inoculation certificates with an anti-rabies jab not older than 1 (one) year,
(2)    identification (readable tattoo or microchip),
(3)    a leash, muzzle, dog-collar and a pendant with the owner's phone number (on which they can be reached throughout the Event).

The above-mentioned items can be checked at the entrance, and should any of them be lacking, the pet will not be allowed in. By bringing the pet into the festival, the owner acknowledges that in accordance with the regulations of the authorities, the dog and the ferret must be held on a leash with a muzzle throughout the whole duration of the festival. Sziget reserves the right to deny the entry of certain unique animals.

WHO CAN YOU TURN TO?

Observations concerning hospitality, organizing, or any other subject (complaints, ideas) are welcome by the Info Base personnel or at info@balatonsound.hu. Please, leave lost and found objects at the Info Tent, and look for your own lost stuff here as well.

WHO CAN I TURN TO?

Observations concerning hospitality, organizing, or any other subject (complaints, ideas) are welcome by the Info Base personnel.
Please, leave lost and found objects at the Info Tent, and look for your own lost stuff here as well.
Found objects are kept until15th September.

OTHER

- A sound and film recording will be produced of the Event. Every person who appears on the recordings can be namechecked only with their agreement, however they may not have any claims to the makers of the recordings or the organizers of the Event.
- It is allowed to take photos, but film and sound recordings about the programs can only be made with the written agreement of the organizers.
- On the area of the festival, it is forbidden to carry out any commercial or advertising activities without the written permission of the organizers.
- In the cafeterias, intoxicated guests and Visitors under the age of 18 cannot be served with any alcoholic beverages.
- It is important to remember that prevailing laws say that the consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden on the area of the Event, too.
- Visitors are strongly encouraged to take care of natural values and not to drop any litter.
- Organizers take no responsibility for possible damages occurring in persons or valuables.
- There are several left-luggage offices and safe deposits in operation at the Event. The security staff takes limited responsibility only for objects left at these places! We cannot take responsibility for valuables left at other places, therefore we recommend the use of storage places.
The Event will also be held in the case of bad weather.
The right to make changes in the program is reserved.

More information is available in the General Contract Terms and Conditions (GCTC)  and in the Balaton Sound Visitor Policy!

You can find Appendix nr.8-The data protection regulation of Sziget here.

We ask you take care of yourselves and each other.
We wish you a very good time!

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