(8)9-12 July 2015, Zamárdi, Hungary

Jason Derulo, Pusha T, Ludacris and more!

There is no stopping when it comes to the line-up of MasterCard Balaton Sound. Besides the EDM superstars, organizers have now announced prominent names as Jason Derulo, Pusha T and Ludacris as well as several names for fans of house, tech house and minimal electronica. Are you ready???
Summer is coming and MasterCard Balaton Sound tickets are selling quickly. By now it’s not a surprise, considering the fact that this is one of the few electronic music festivals with a real lakeside connection, as about 2 km of beach awaits fans of music and summer right at the festival area. After the sell out of the Early Bird passes, organizers recommend fans still without tickets not to wait too much longer with their decision to come. Those who choose to party hard with their favorites in Zamárdi can not only get the 4 regular festival days, but also an additional Day 0 (8th July), featuring Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and more. This day turns out to be more than just a warm-up day as almost all venues will be in operation to give a good kick start before the "regular" days. Day tickets are also available for Day 0, but these are selling fast and the Early Bird priced versions are almost gone, so again, be quick if you consider coming. 
As MasterCard Balaton Sound is situated exactly at the shores of Lake Balaton, the biggest lake of Central Europe, during the day special and extraordinary water installations will mesmerize the audience and enhance the chill part of the day. Several piers will be built with bars, so there will be no need to leave the festival area to enjoy the summer days combined with music. However, those who are looking for a beauty sleep can choose from a wide range of accommodation possibilities in the neighborhood of Zamárdi. All accommodation options are listed at balatonsound.com/accommodation. The festival area itself will also undergo some infrastructural developments, so the party will go flawlessly even in the – hopefully unlikely – case the weather is not supporting the event. 

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Line-up & new names

MasterCard Balaton Sound always hosts the top DJs and electronic acts, so this year Tiesto, Hardwell, Faithless, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero and many others are already part of the line-up. In this new wave of announcement, organizers have revealed prominent names from the hip-hop scene to please their fans. Although the number of international all-star acts is already above 50, some have been missing the main names of the Terrace, that is one of the most popular venues at Balaton Sound with always a very compelling line-up of house, tech house and minimal electronica. Well, they have also arrived, so let's see the new names.
MasterCard Balaton Sound is proud to announce world-known singer-songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo, who has sold over 45 million singles and has achieved ten career platinum singles. Strengthening the hip-hop vibe of MasterCard Balaton Sound with 17 Grammy nominations, Ludacris will bring the rhythms to the shores of Zamárdi. He has sold over 19.5 million units in the United States, and approximately 7 million overseas.  His 8th studio album, Ludaversal, is out now and is sure to stick to the successful tradition he has established. In addition, American hip-hop recording artist Pusha T will also be present. His debut album, My Name is My Name, was released in 2013 and features artists like Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and many more. 
Representing the endless parties at the Terrace, Balaton Sound is glad to announce one of dance music’s most recognizable characters, Seth Troxler as well as The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx and emerging leaders in the global house music market. Also in the line-up electronic DJ/producer and musician, Guy Gerber, who specializes in making music with synthesizers and live instrumentation in the techno scene and German house and dance DJ-producer, Oliver Koletzki.
Bakermat, Dutch artist and record producer with a mix of electronic, house, deep house and techno music produced in a minimalist manner with jazz and soul influences will also join the party, as well as English electronic record producer Oliver Dene Jones, aka Skream, one of dubstep's first and most prominent producers who has played an important role in the genre's development. Terrace will also feature Jackmaster and German DJ and producer Alle Farben, who has conquered the world with his single 'She Moves'. British DJ and producer George FitzGerald, who will release ‘Fading Love’, his debut album on 27th April 2015, will also get to Zamardi this summer. 
Organizers are also proud to announce AronChupa, known as one of Sweden’s most striking musical exports of the time and Elliphant, who has made waves internationally with a series of unclassifiable catchy jams, outrageous, stylish videos, and an unpredictable, outspoken persona. Teaming up to have an amazing party, Noisia Invites will feature Noisia, Alix Perez and Teddy Killerz. In addition, talented and promising duo of electronic music, ODESZA will bring its irresistible, startling dreaminess, addictive drums and fathoms-deep bass. From the influential Dutch circuit to his place at the forefront of global dance music, R3HAB now stands for a brand and will make the crowd crazy at Sound as well as Tony Junior, a Dutch musical prodigy known for his diva-like behavior on stage, his worldwide appealing tunes and also for his soon-to-be TV star status. Charismatic leader of Faithless will also arrive to Balaton Sound with a new formation of his called Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys

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Faithless and many more @ Sound

Discounted passes are quickly selling out to Balaton Sound! Be a proud owner of the Festival Pass and enjoy the new announcement featuring Faithless, Zedd, Kaskade and many more!

Discounted passes are still available in a limited number to MasterCard Balaton Sound. According to the organizers, 2000 passes are left for 135€ and for this price you can not only get the four regular festival days, but an additional Day 0 (8th July) featuring Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Moti and more. Get your pass now! Click here for more ticket information! Now new acts have been added to the line-up already hosting Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Afrojack, DVBBS, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Charli XCX and many more. Check full list of announced acts here!

New acts:

Balaton Sound is proud to announce Faithless. Zamárdi will be one of the stops of the Faithless 2.0 tour, celebrating 20 years of one of the most successful electronic acts. This year Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo are back in the studio together working on an exciting project of which all will be reveled this summer. Zedd, already a powerhouse beyond the EDM realm is also visiting Balaton Sound this year. His originality and momentum will unquestionably impress the crowd. Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade, while inspiring the masses, Laidback Luke rewired a worldwide passion for dance music and set a new precedent for fan interaction along the way. Both of them coming to the hard-core party by Lake Balaton.

Leading a wave of new skool D+B talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass + beats, Netsky’s popularity is astounding, this time arriving to Sound with his Netsky LIVE! show with a full band. Also in the line-up: Art Department, who has transcended scenes and broken down walls as underground artists as few others have, while Dannic, a highly prodigious DJ and producer is one of the hottest acts to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch artists breaking through in recent years. In addition, Dyro is also among the new names, whose journey to the upper ranks of the electronic music scenes marks him out amongst his peers as one of the most talented artists to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch house artists currently taking over the industry. Âme, the DJ/production duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, have vibrant tunes lodged in their brains, while Flosstradamus spent the last 8 years breaking new sounds around the globe and becoming club kings in the process. From the vivid city of Budapest, two Hungarian producers that go by the name of David and Sullivan form: Stadiumx, you can expect lots of new game changing productions that will make you experience their unique sound and world.

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12 new names at Sound

There is no stopping when it comes to the names of Balaton Sound. Two weeks ago organizers have announced Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Afrojack and many more all-star acts and now the fans can enjoy the most awaited DJs such as Day 0 headliner Tiësto, as well as Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more. Check now!

Balaton Sound starts earlier

This year the Main Stage program of Balaton Sound will already start on 8th July. The day zero program will definitely make everyone arrive in time, as after four years fans can have a terrific party with Tiësto. The well-known DJ and producer from the Netherlands returns to Zamárdi this year. Those who have a Festival Pass for all the four days can enjoy this day as a special gift, but day tickets will be also available in a limited number for those who want to experience one day of the gigantic party by Lake Balaton.

New acts announced

Balaton Sound always hosts the top DJs and this won't change in 2015 either. This time organizers have revealed more names (listed in alphabetical order):
Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell bring their new project Axwell Λ Ingrosso for the first time to MasterCard Balaton Sound. The exciting French DJ and producer Brodinski will also come this year, as well as the dynamic duo of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Fans can also expect a mindblowing experience from Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo.
Canadian born Eva Shaw, formerly known as Bambi, has rapidly made a name for herself this past year in the electronic dance scene and will arrive to Balaton Sound to make sure the 2015 edition extraordinary. First timer at Sound, Firebeatz, the fast rising Dutch duo are known for their high energy DJ sets, while Flight Facilities will also deliver a memorable show at the lakeside event.
Also confirmed for the 2015 line-up is Loco Dice, who started his career as a hip-hop DJ and rapper and now shifted to tech house. The Sound audience can also welcome Moti as well as Oliver Heldens, praised for his strong original ideas and melodies, created in his own world. Ummet Özcan will arrive to impress the Sound crowd too. He has not only an advanced studio knowledge, but also an impressive string of dance floor hits that resulted in worldwide performances.

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The very first names are here

MasterCard Balaton Sound starts with a very promising line-up of DJs, such as Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, DVBBS, Showtek and many more, who are already confirmed to provide the beat for the 4 day long beach party by Lake Balaton in Hungary. As in previous years', in 2014 Balaton Sound closed its gates with a full house of 145 000 fans, so if you want to be part of the madness mark your calendars for 9-12 July and arrive to Zamárdi!

The first names are....

The first package includes Hardwell, Nicky Romero and Grammy award winning DJ and producer, Afrojack. In addition DVBBS, Boys Noize, Showtek and British singer and songwriter, Charli XCX will bring great vibes to the event this summer. Among the names we can find Joey Bada$$, the brilliant multi-dimensional Berlin duo Pan-Pot and Dutch DJ and producer Quintino. The Sound crowd will also definitely enjoy the shows by Vinai, Klingande, Roni Size & Reprazent, Chris Liebing and The Bloody Beetroots (SBCR DJ Set), also known as Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo from The Bloody Beetroots. 

Surprise on Day 0

An extra good news is awaiting  those who have a Festival Pass for Balaton Sound as they will not only get 4 headliners on the Main Stage, but 5. The biggest stage of the event is already in operation on Day 0 and organizers have invited a well-known and very much awaited international all-star, who will be revealed in couple of weeks.

What's new this year?

MasterCard Balaton Sound is organized in the charming town of Zamárdi since the very beginning and local authorities have recently agreed to keep the festival site there till at least 2020. Connected to this positive decision, organizers have initiated a large scale project of infrastructural developments. Among others, the project will result in new parks, renewed roads and improved campsite services to create and even safer and more convenient stay for all visitors. Similarly to previous years, exciting and unique decorations will appear all over the festival. Regarding the festival setup, many developments took place last year, like moving the Main Stage, the Party Arena and the Terrace to provide more space onsite. These transformations will continue also in 2015 and, as an outcome, the program of the Party Arena will be held in a much bigger tent with the area of 5500 square meters. The Terrace will also go through major changes and will move into a very unique installation. 
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