Nestled on the shores of Hungary’s picturesque Lake Balaton — the biggest lake in Central Europe — it’s worth heading to Mastercard Batalon Sound festival just for its location. Running 8th - 12th July and only a short drive from Budapest, the lush festival site has 2km of beach to enjoy, plus the obvious appeal of the lake for a post-boogie cool off.
There’s also purpose-built piers, interactive water installations and an array of floating bars, alongside a heavy line-up of the world’s best commercial DJs. Nicky Romero, Showtek and Hardwell will all spin, plus there’ll be sets from Pusha T, R3hab and UK staples, Faithless. Legendary label bosses Guy Gerber and Loco Dice will set up in the early hours, for those in search of late-night techno over laser-laden EDM.
Mastercard Batalon Sound is on 8th - 12th July at Lake Balaton, Hungry.