VOLT Festival is an annual four day music festival held in Sopron, Hungary in early July. Esatblished in 1993, VOLT attracts over 100,000 music fans every year.
2013's line-up featured performances from Thirty Seconds to Mars, Queens of the Stone Age and Bullet For My Valentine.
VOLT aims to be a inclusive affair, despite being Hungary's primary music festival event, and seeks to accommodate open minded people of all ages, but seemingly is very student-facing.
As a result, the festival describes its community of fans as a 'family', and the crowd are said to be non-aggressive and friendly but primarily very young.
History & Facts
VOLT comprises approximately 10 stages and 150 performers per year and primarily caters to a wide variety of mostly mainstream music, including pop/rock, alternative, metal, folk/world, jazz and electronica.
It takes place in Sopron, a Hungarian city close to the Austrian border, 60 kms from Vienna and 80 kms from Bratislava.
VOLT is sponsored by T-Mobile and held its 21st event this year.
Tickets & Travel
VOLT festival offer a number of different ticket packages and as of 2013, each ticket was moved into a higher price band the closer the purchase date was to VOLT, as follows:
Single Day Tickets: -Until 31st of December: €30 -From 1st of January, 2013 until midnight 14th April: €32 -From 15th of April until 16th June: €35 -From 17th June: €39
4-Day Pass: -Until 31st of December: €70 -From 1st of January, 2013 until midnight 14th April: €90 -From 15th of April until 16th June: €100 -From 17th June: €110
VOLT also runs a partnership with Balaton, and a double pass entitles the holder to admittance to all four days at both festivals at a discounted price of €210.
There are frequent trains leaving from Budapest’s Keleti Pályaudvar (Keleti Railway Station) and Déli Pályaudvar (Déli Railway Station) to Sopron.
In 2013, GYSEV ran dedicated trains to VOLT Festival. VOLT Trains ran between Budapest and Sopron.
Travelling by car is also easier, as Sopron is only 2.5 hours away from Budapest.
VIP day ticket: €68
VIP 4-Day Pass: €140
-Until 14th of April: €175 -From 15th of April until 16th of June: €190, -From 17th of June and on the day: €205.
Children are welcome at VOLT festival, and those under the age of 11 are admitted for free, provided they are accompanied by a ticket-holding adult and bring a drawing of VOLT festival with them, with acts as their ticket.
Camping is available at VOLT festival, and free to ticket holders.
Tent rental, however, is not available.
The site features three large washroom facilities for showering - these are divided by gender and marked on the festival website downloadable map.
VOLT takes place in the Lővér camping site, in the centre of a forest in Sopron, Hungary.
An ATM machine is situated at the centre of the festival but Paypass cards are accepted at all food and drink festival vendors.
VOLT runs an accommodation service called voltszallas, where ticket holders register for free, and are able to secure accommodation according to their specific needs.
This appears to be the most popular method for finding hotels in the area.