After last year’s Sziget success at the European Festival Awards, the biggest international festival competition, the youngest music event of Sziget Cultural Management, Balaton Sound, won in the category of best medium-sized European festival this year.
In 2012 two Hungarian festivals were shortlisted for the European Festival Awards.
Both events are among the top ten in their category: Sziget competed for the award for Best Major European Festival, while the winner Balaton Sound was in the contest for the Best Medium-Sized Festival award. Károly Gerendai, Managing Director of Sziget Cultural Management Ltd. said: “This award is a huge recognition both for our company and also for Hungarian festival organizers as now we have two festivals being considered the best in their category in Europe.”
The award was received by the main organizers of Balaton Sound, Norbert Lobenwein and Zoltán Fülöp, 9th of January in Groningen, The Netherlands. They noted that the last six years of Balaton Sound is a success story in itself: the prime atmosphere of the festival was a professional and audience success from the very beginning. Since, the interest for the festival is increasing proven by more and more sold-out festival days. The organizers said: “This award is for the success of the previous years. It’s an honour for us and we take it as a challenge to improve the event in order to receive it next time as well.”
Heineken Balaton Sound 2012 official aftermovie
MasterCard Balaton Sound: festival passes are sold out
This year’s MasterCard Balaton Sound is evidently a bestseller. The interest towards Europe’s Best Medium-sized Festival has literally doubled since last year, meaning that the 4 day festival passes are already sold out. MasterCard Balaton Sound will take place for the 7th time this year at the ideal venue of Zamárdi, Lake Balaton and the organizers have confirmed today that all of the 4 day passes are sold out. From now on only day tickets, a limited amount of VIP-passes and VOLT-Balaton Sound combined passes are available through the official ticketing partners!