Photograph: Balaton Sound

Balaton Sound

Co-created by the organisers of Hungary's monster Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound packs the pedigree to compete comfortably for the crown of Europe's biggest summer dance festival. An around-the-clock juggernaut of electronica, Balaton attracts headliners of the calibre of Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Kraftwerk and Massive Attack for four-days of thumping beats and dance anthems across a bewildering number of stages. Renowned for its creature comforts and chill out zones — along with its picturesque setting on the shore of Central Europe's largest lake — Balaton serves up a slice of luxury absent from the vast majority of summer festivals of its size. Pitch a tent and camp adjacent to the festival grounds or for an extra fee enjoy the lap of Lake Balaton from your plastic home away from home. There are more luxurious options too if the budget allows. Wi-fi zones, phone charging points, lockers, showers and even an on-site drug-store for those forgotten essentials all add to Balaton's rep'. To avoid disappointment beg, steal or borrow tickets but do it ridiculously early.
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Usually kicks off on the first Thursday of July for four days on Zamárdi Beach on the shore of Lake Balaton.