The Balaton Sound checklist: take these items with you!
What: Balaton Sound checklist / Where: Zámardi, Hungary / When: 28 June – 1 July 2023 / Genre: Everything
Balaton Sound is the perfect mini-holiday in Hungary! To get the most out of this festival you want to be well prepared. We are happy to help you with this and have therefore compiled this Balaton Sound checklist for you. This way you can be sure that you take everything with you!
At the top of this blog you will find our specially highlighted items with tips, at the bottom all items are listed in a handy Balaton Sound checklist. Book your bus trip to Balaton Sound here.
#1 Camp like a professional
On Balaton Sound you become a real camper. Therefore make sure you are well prepared, because a festival campsite is not the same as the one you visit with your parents!
1. Sleep on a mat
A sleeping mat is more comfortable than it might seem. A mat is light and can’t leak like an air mattress that you also have to inflate. That saves some valuable space because you don’t have to carry a pump with you to Hungary! Of course it is not the same as your bed at home, but everything is better than sleeping on the ground because your air mattress is deflated.
2. A luxurious seat
A good camping chair is indispensable at the Balaton Sound campsite. You walk and dance day and night, so your body could use some comfort. Sitting on the ground is not the best for your back! Put this chair on your Balaton Sound checklist or buy one in Hungary.
3. Picnic rug
Apart from the fact that you will mainly be dancing at the festival area or float in Lake Balaton, it is also nice to relax at your tent. Of course you don’t want to do this on the clean towels you brought with you and you don’t want to sit in your tent when it’s 30+ degrees outside. So bring a picnic rug and invite your nice neighbour for a drink.
4. Last but not least
Bring a combination lock for your tent. Thieves are everywhere and even at Balaton Sound you never know. Real valuable stuff can be stored in a locker at the festival area.
#2. Indispensable on the Balaton Sound checklist
These key items make you a Balaton Sound professional!
1. The fannypack
This bag is perfect for all festivals. It’s not as big (and warm) as a backpack and you can keep your stuff safe and close to your body. Nowadays these bags come in all shapes and sizes, so for both male and female festival-goers there’s a suitable fannypack! Buy one in a crazy colour and it will certainly go well with your colourful Balaton Sound outfit.
2. Sleep softly
Take care of yourself because you will need it. There will be nothing left of your healthy sleep rhythm during a week of Balaton Sound, but with good earplugs and an eyemask you can limit the damage. This way you won’t be bothered by couples having sex in the tent next to you and you won’t wake up at 8 in the morning from the light of the sun.
Your parents probably don’t like it when you want to have a cigarette, so don’t take them from home! In Hungary, cigarettes are cheaper, so while your parents think you’re doing well, you just think about your money. Make sure you bring some stock to the festival because your brand might not be available!
4. A delicious snack
Food and drinks are your best friends during Balaton Sound. Make sure you stay well hydrated and eat regularly. Fortunately food and drinks are not expensive at Balaton Sound. Some stock of (healthy) snacks and water is always handy to have in your tent, especially when you’re hungover.
5. Stay warm
Balaton Sound is your perfect festival holiday and it’s the middle of summer so you don’t want to think about a lot of clothes, but don’t forget that it cools down in Hungary in the evening. Due to little sleep you can quickly get cold, especially if you have the whole day in the sun dancing. With a nice sweater you make sure you don’t get cold.
It’s always good to have some cash. If you lose your bank card, at least you still have some cash! However, always take your card with you, because nowadays many festivals are cashless, check this in advance on the Balaton Sound website. TIP: keep your money and your debit card not in the same place, if something happens you will not lose everything at once.
Nice and cozy, keep yourself warm during the nights!
#3. Important paperwork
Your wallet, passport and tickets. The most important stuff for a trip to Hungary, so be sure to put it on your Balaton Sound checklist.
1. Bus ticket
Maximal Trips takes care of your bus trip to Balaton Sound. Make sure you bring your ticket and don’t miss the bus!
2. Festival ticket(s)
You certainly won’t be the first to forget this! TIP: Make a printed copy of your tickets. It can just happen that your phone is empty or that you have no internet connection in Hungary. A good plan B is always a good idea!
Certainly not unimportant: your identification! TIP: Put your passport in a plastic case to prevent it from getting wet during the trip and during your stay. There are many more tips for Balaton Sound.
#4. Self care
Usually it’s the little tricks that make the difference between a good festival experience or a great fesitval experience.
1. Baby wipes for adults
Add these handy wipes directly to your Balaton Sound checklist. Baby wipes not only save your ass but also your armpits when there is a queue at the showers at the Balaton Sound campsite and you still want to freshen up quickly. Sticky hands from beer or food are also clean quickly with these practical wipes.
2. Disposable washcloths
One of those handy things you don’t think about until you go to Balaton Sound for the second time. Your helping hand while showering and you can just throw them away afterwards.
3. Disinfectant gel
You never know what the sanitary facilities look like at a festival, so always bring disinfectant gel. Did they run out of soap at the toilets? No problem for you! Also on the way to Hungary it is nice to be able to freshen up your hands once in a while.
It’s always good to have condoms with you at a festival and especially in your tent! You don’t dare to ask if your new Balaton love has had unsafe sex. Bring back beautiful memories from Hungary, no annoying STDs.
This is what the atmosphere looks like at Balaton Sound!
# 5. Recharge your batteries
These items take your festival experience during Balaton Sound to the next level. It’s not just convenient for you, but your friends will also be happy that you put these items on your Balaton Sound checklist.
Not just your own energy, but also the energy of your phone will run out during a festival. Balaton Sound is super big, so if your phone has died the search for your friends can take hours. TIP: Get a power bank that you can charge in the sun (even when it’s cloudy). Bye-bye charging stations #independent.
2. Your own music
With today’s best artists, Balaton Sound will certainly play the best music. But chilling out at your tent with your favourite playlist is so much fun. Whether you want to listen to guilty pleasure hits or become the camping DJ: everything possible. Host your own pre-party with your camping neighbours and bring a music speaker!
3. The classic disposable camera
In the old days, you couldn’t take 15 group photos, just one. With the disposable camera, you select 24 moments during Balaton Sound that you absolutely want to capture. You only have one chance at a time. Process your pictures at the local photo store at home and have the ultimate re-experience. This device is also lightweight and can easily be taken to Hungary!
#6. One big playground
Balaton Sound Festival is like a large playground where you can relive your childhood (this time with alcohol). Make sure you have your toys with you.
Inflatable animals always draw attention during a stay at the lake. With inflatable animals you have something fun to float on in Lake Balaton while you drink your cheap cocktail!
2. Glitter and glamour
Don’t take your outfit for Balaton Sound too seriously. It’s so hot and as little clothing as possible is very comfortable in the heat of the Hungarian sun. Don’t forget glitter and other random festival accessories.
3. Make me wet!
Make sure you have something like a water pistol. The perfect way to cool your friends down and a great way to smuggle liquor.
#7. Balaton Sound-proof outfit
There are no dress codes at Balaton Sound: everything is possible and everything is allowed! Put on your craziest outfit but also think about functionality! You will be grateful to yourself if you trade in your fancy shoes for some comfortable sneakers.
We assume that the weather will be nice in Hungary, but just to be on the safe side, take a poncho with you. An invention that helped many a dancing festival-goer to prevent wet clothes! If it starts raining or your tent breaks down, at least you still have the possibility to keep yourself dry.
2. Caps and hats
A cap or hat helps against many complications you may encounter at a festival. It protects you from the sun, rain or bad-hair days. Add a pair of sunglasses and no one will recognize you! This can be useful if you are hungover in the morning. Choose one that matches your Balaton Sound outfit.
3. Happy feet
The festival area of Balaton Sound is super big and you are going to dance a lot. Of course you don’t want to be stopped by sore feet, so choose good shoes when you go to the festival area. TIP: flip-flops are of course indispensable, if only for the campsite and the showers.
The Balaton Sound checklist
- Festival ticket
- Bus ticket
- Drivers license
- Public transport card
- Drinking bottle
- House keys
- Wallet with money
- Chewing gum
- Sleeping bag
- Picnic rug
- Combination lock
- Neck pillow
- Camping chair
- Eye mask
- Music speaker
ACCESSORIES & FUN
- Disposable camera
- Good shoes
- Top / shirt
- Skirt / dress
- Fannypack / bag
- Sweater / hoodie
- Flip flops
- Wet wipes
- (Blister) plasters
- Paper towels
- Disposable washcloths
- Disinfectant gel
- Gel / hair spray
- Sanctuary / Tampons
- Nose spray
- Makeup remover
- Hair tie
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