Best Stage Design: Riverside
While dance-music festivals are designed to urge fans to actually dance, they also seek to create an immersive, visually appealing experience. To go along with the "zoo" theme of Electric Zoo, this year's fest featured two animal-inspired stages. Across the way from the massive, bird-themed main stage sat the much smaller, even more intricate Riverside Stage. The tree-covered setting combined with the cartoonish, borderline-spooky octopus design — with its oversize yellow eyes and huge, curling tentacles— created a mythic atmosphere, sending attendees down the rabbit hole and out of a typical festival experience.