Inaugural Festival Squad Awards 2017 Results

Cover photo by Don Idio

Back in, 2017 Festival Squad attended over 150+ Festivals; which allowed us to get some real insight into which aspects of each festival stood out. We asked YOU, the festival attendees about 10 different categories, and got a staggering amount of responses. Regardless of size, type, or purpose, each festival aims to cater the best experience possible for its crowd. Here are the results highlighting the best of the best from the 2017 festival season!


Best Food Vendor

Having the right snack, at the right time, can make or break your day. What vendor is always worth the wait?


Winner: Spicy Pie

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Photo by Brian G.

Runner-Up: Super Heady Tacos


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Photo by Nashville Guru

Best Add-on Activity at a Festival

Sometimes you get lost in the music, other times you just get lost. What is the best festival find on your journey away from the main stage?


Winner: Microdose VR- Okeechobee

Photo by Evan Bluetech

Runner-Up: Waterpark- Camp Bisco

Photo from Camp Bisco Photo Gallery

Best Crowd

Issa Vibe–New Friends. High Fives. Team Spirit. Where did you feel the love?


Winner: Lost Lands

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Photo by Don Idio

Runner-Up: Bonnaroo

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Photo by Lauren Simpson

Best Art Installations

Music, art, self-expression, it all goes hand-in-hand. So self-express the art that had your mind blown or touched your soul.


Winner: Electric Forest

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Photo by Don Idio


Runner-Up: Life is Beautiful

10 Spectacular Music Festival Art Installations That’ll Amaze You

Photo by Ticket Master Insider Marketing Team


Best Stage

Winner: EDC Las Vegas- Kinetic Field

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Photo by Doug Van Sant

Runner-Up: Electric Forest- Ranch Arena

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Photo by Don Idio

Best Secret Set

#Blessed if you were present for these bangers. Trigger warning: This list of nominees may conjure feelings of FOMO and regret.


Winner: Okeechobee- Snails B2B 12th Planet B2B Griz

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Runner-Up: Electric Forest Weekend 1- Louis the Child B2B Autograf B2B Whethan

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Photo by Benjamin Howel

Best NYE Festival


With the New Year and resolutions fresh in our heads, what 2017 NYE will forever have your heart? #newyearnewfests


Winner: Decadence, Denver, CO

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Photo by Ryan Scot MacEachern

Runner Up: Basslanta, Atlanta, GA


Photo by Alive Coverage


Best Non-Camping Festival


Winner: EDC, Las Vegas

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Photo from EDC Las Vegas Gallery

Runner-Up: Lollapalooza, Chicago

Photo taken from Lollapalooza website

Best Camping Festival


Winner: Hulaween

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Photo taken from Hulaween Website

Runner-Up: Coachella

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Photo taken from San Diego Tribune

The 2017 festival season was full of surprises and wonder, making it one of the best festival seasons to date. 2018 is also gearing up to be one of the best yet! Thank you for voting, and stay tuned for next years 2018 Festival Awards!


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