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CRSSD Festival Returns to San Diego For the 2023 Edition

CRSSD Festival will return to San Diego's Waterfront Park on March 4-5, 2023.

A couple weeks ago, the CRSSD Festival announced the initial artist lineup for its Spring 2023 edition taking place on March 4 and 5 at the scenic Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. The two day city-center festival remains the west coast’s most celebrated house and techno festival, offering fans a taste of the global electronic music scene in a picturesque and convenient location.

Pre-Sale for CRSSD Alumni (fans who attended past editions) came on December 20 and the SMS Pre-Sale arrived on the 21st. However, the general admission tickets are now on sale since December 22 and tickets are being sold right now. The price for the 2-day 2023 CRSSD Festival is $229.00. Click on this link to purchase the tickets.

The CRSSD Festival, bringing dance music excitement to Downtown San Diego since 2015

Since 2015, the FNGRS CRSSD team has shaped the quintessential urban festival experience in downtown San Diego. By day, revelers can roam between three distinctly programmed stages, each with their own unique feeling and decor, backdropped by unmatched cityscape views and sunsets over the Bay. By night, CRSSD takes over a multitude of venues around the city ranging from intimate DIY spaces to premiere nightclubs. 

Known for bringing forward-thinking and top-tier international talent to the West Coast, FNGRS CRSSD will once again welcome all strains of electronic music from the established veterans to the next generation risers.

CRSSD Festival Waterfront Park
Photo Credit: Keiki Knudsen / @imkeiki

The Ocean View Stage

The Ocean View stage hosts CRSSD’s live performers who define the present and future of crossover electronic. This spring’s lineup is topped by Grammy-nominated live duo ODESZA, fresh off the release of their acclaimed album The Last Goodbye, and playful French production duo Polo & Pan, whose mix of house and funk-infused stylings make them one of the most compelling live acts du jour. Additional highlights include melodic house star Lane 8, in-demand collaborator and chart-topping hitmaker Becky Hill, standout Compton act and versatile beatsmith Channel Tres, a live set by British producer and songwriter Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Irish singer-songwriter Biig Piig, and French musical trio Bon Entendeur.

The Palms Stage

The Palms stage, known for its display of all dynamics of house, welcomes headliners such as middle-eastern inspired DJ and production duo Bedouin and French synthwave favorite Kavinsky. This coming together of scenes from around the world is further demonstrated by the likes of globally recognized Detroit house and techno icon Seth Troxler going back to back with pioneering UK stalwart Eats Everything, German disco and house producer Purple Disco Machine, boundary breaking Aussie export Mall Grab and London’s own Jackmaster.

The City Steps stage

Some of the world’s most in demand techno giants and left of center electronic acts will occupy the City Steps stage, with the internationally-acclaimed Sola_mente label head Deborah De Luca, seasoned UK house veteran Maya Jane Coles, and Slovenian legend Umek topping the bill. Additional City Steps acts include West African DJ and producer Amémé, Napoli-based producer and N:S:DA label head Anifsa Letyago, Palestinian riser Sama’ Abdulhadi, and acid techno pioneer and Dame-Music label owner Bloody Mary.

CRSSD Festival San Diego
Photo Credit: Keiki Knudsen / @imkeiki

CRSSD Festival introduces a global underground sound to a wider festival audience

CRSSD has always been about shedding light on the more avant-garde sounds of the global underground, which rings true in 2023. The spring festival welcomes the wild antics of London by way of New Zealand’s Chaos In The CBD, Ireland’s Steel City Dance Disc mainstay KETTAMA, the hard hitting eclecticism of Jensen Interceptor, plus Stay on Sight’s Skin on Skin. 

The CRSSD experience extends beyond the stages, with fans able to enjoy craft food and cocktails from a variety of vendors, dig for vinyl or experiment with new production gear while meeting artists at the interactive and newly rebranded CRSSD Lab, or explore all Downtown San Diego has to offer before and after the show. CRSSD will also host After Dark programming across the city in San Diego venues with names to be announced. Lastly and importantly, the festival will be available for those who are 21 and over.

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Ken Ngo

Ken is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Armin Van Buuren.

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