Earlier this month CRSSD Fest, organized by FNGRS CRSSD, took place at sunny San Diego’s Waterfront Park. Their fall edition line-up hosts an eclectic mix of electronic music from indie-electronic, to tech house to tropical, this festival is definitely for the SoCal hipster that loves a laid back dance party, and the venue to match it. Despite always having a well curated line-up of what’s up and coming in electronic music, Waterfront Park has to be one of the most scenic venues in California with the boat harbor on one side and the downtown scene on the other. There’s nothing like seeing beautiful live acts like Flight Facilities (and previously Tycho or Kygo) during CRSSD sunsets with the San Diego airport in the background.
At the festival grounds, attendees bounce around for 3 different stages: Ocean View, The Palms and City Steps. The Ocean View stage, or main stage, generally hosts electronic music producers with a live set-up or bands like Flight Facilities, Lido, Kygo, Zhu and Odesza. The City Steps is sponsored by MixMag, which generally hosts some of the hottest DJs in the house, techno and experimental realm of dance music such as Bonobo, Brodinski, Maya Janes Cole and Dubfire. And The Palms stage, generally houses the more tropical house and smaller music festival staples like Trippy Turtle, Thomas Jack, Kaytranada and some very rare b2b sets like Destructo b2b Busy P.
Over the past 3 years FNGRS CRSSD has been developing as taste makers for the 21 and up scene working with local San Diego venues to host CRSSD After Dark, and of course their big baby, CRSSD Fest. CRSSD definitely takes pride in their work and branding as a festival, so it’s nice to see this festival improve and grow year after year.
If you missed this year’s fall edition of CRSSD, check out some press select photos from the CRSSD team on our Flickr. Looking forward to the spring edition of CRSSD, be sure to check out their website for more details and future announcements!