Tickets have just gone on sale for Balaton Piknik, part of the MOL Nagyon Balaton event series, taking place on September 13 to 14. Headliners are Morcheeba and Róisín Murphy, with a strong gastro selection provided by Balatoni Kör. All takes place on the grounds surrounding the iconic globe-shaped landmark at Balatonboglár, the Gömbkilátó.
The mission of the VOLT Produkció team behind the MOL Nagyon Balaton event series is to let people know that there's plenty to enjoy at the lake all year round. As a case in point, Balaton Piknik is being organised in September this year. And the line-up looks very promising indeed.
London trip-hoppers Morcheeba return to Hungary as part of a huge European tour that takes in Glasto, Secret Solstice in Reykjavik and the Dürer Kert in Budapest. Also appearing are electropop queen Róisín Murphy and Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy, whose music mixes African rhythms with Indian folk and more.
Legendary DJ Gilles Peterson is another scheduled guest, along with bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, and folk-rocker José González. Nubiyan Twist and Maestro, a DJ who turns jazz classics to dance floor hits, will also entertain festivalgoers.
Organisers are keen to keep things as intimate as possible, limiting numbers for the two-day picnic. The team at local wine and gastro association Balatoni Kör is on board while the host of the VIP terrace will be Kistücsök, one of the country’s best restaurants.
Balaton Piknik starts at noon on September 13 and 14, and runs until 11pm on each day.
Tickets are available at the molnagyonbalaton.hu website from noon, May 2.