Major Summer Festivals to visit in Hungary

Hungary has many big summer music festivals around the country. The most famous are clearly Sziget festival and Balaton Sound. There are also many moderate ones, with great line ups. In this post I collected everything you need to know about these festivals.

Sziget – Budapest

The Island of Freedom is the biggest multicultural event in Europe with performers like Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamaar, Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix… The festival lasts 7 days and usually takes place in the beginning of August. The event is more than a festival, there are multiple venues like: circuses, theathers or museums. Sziget is an international festival with people coming from over 100 countries.
More infos here.

Balaton Sound – Zamárdi

The biggest lake in Europe gives home to Hungary’s major electronic music festival, the Balaton Sound. The festival is located in Zamárdi, a small town on the southern shores of the lake. In the line up you will find the biggest names in the EDM category like Martin Garrix, Tiesto, David Guetta, Aarmin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kygo…. The festival is in the beginning of July, and lasts 5 days.
More infos here.

Volt Festival – Sopron

Volt festival is a bit far away from Budapest. It is located on the NW part of Hungary, just next to the Austrian border in Sopron. It is the first big festival in the year, beginning in the end of June, and lasts 4 days. Here you will find more types of music. Volt has names like: Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Iron Maiden, Axwell A Ingrosso,or Wiz Khalifa.
More infos here.

EFOTT – Velence

EFOTT was first a little festival for students, but it began to grow, and bigger names began to appear in the line up. The tickets are still not expensive. EFOTT is just after Balaton Sound, in the mid of July. At the beginning it changed it’s location every year, but in recent years they settled down in Velence, on the shore side of lake Velence. EFOTT has many Hungarian performers, but there are big names like Sean Paul, Hurts, Rita Ora, Faithless as well.
More infos here.

Strand Festival – Zamárdi

Strand Festival takes place where Balaton Sound does. It is not that big, and the tickets are way cheaper. This festival is mostly for students. It is after Sziget, in the second half of August, and lasts 5 days. Strand has many big names like Rag n Bone man, Robin Schulz, Jason Deluro, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki….
More infos here.

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