CRSSD Festival returns to its scenic stomping grounds of San Diego’s Waterfront Park, March 4-5, and we’re gearing up for a wild weekend on the west coast. Season after season, FNGRS CRSSD has proven its deftness to curate a well-balanced lineup stacked with the most cutting edge artists in dance music, and this year proves to be no different.
Since its inception in March 2015, CRSSD has transformed the Waterfront Park into a picturesque playground for music lovers and locals to come together and ring in the festival season. Divided up into three scenic stages, what makes CRSSD so special is its uncanny ability to cater to both the music purists as well as the mainstream crowds.
Due in part to its accessible location, they seamlessly open up the floodgates and welcome others into the wonderful world of house music with arms wide open. There is still much to experience for those who aren’t as engulfed in the scene, from craft beers to artisanal food vendors and of course that dreamy San Diego sunset.
With underground house and techno pulsing at its core, this year’s roster maintains a diverse selection, welcoming nu-disco, future bass and indie dance artists of the like. Topping the bill are German techno heavyweights Âme, Dirtybird's Justin Martin and the big bird himself Claude Vonstroke, Belgian Soulwax brothers 2ManyDJs, dynamic Scottish selector Jackmaster and Ibiza regulars Seth Troxler and Eats Everything for a special b2b set. Other notable acts include Duke Dumont, soulful multi-instrumentalist Blood Orange, Tensnake, chunky house producer Sonny Fodera, Amtrac, Cut Snake, Lane 8, Elderbrook, Marian Hill, Mija and Grammy Award-winning duo Bob Moses.
Future bass pioneer Flume leads the lineup with fellow Future Classic artist Giraffage following suit. Also joining in on what Rolling Stone dubs “EDM’s Sound of 2017” are Next Wave producers Jerry Folk and Kasbo. Adding a special touch to the DJ-centric showcases, deep house duo Dusky will be performing their new live show along with techno titan Recondite.
While the big-name artists are a guaranteed great time, we highly recommend checking out local up and comers like Fingers CRSSD resident Lee K, LA/SF based “weirdo house” producer Fritz Carlton, former Sound Nightclub resident Lauren Lane and indie pop duo Marian Hill.
For the dedicated dancers, their By Day x After Dark shows feature a series of artists playing at local clubs—Spin, Bang Bang, El Camino and the Music Box—for more club-friendly sets that drive into the deep hours of the night. You can see the full list of After Dark lineups right here and visit their website for the full lineup, tickets and more information.