CRSSD Festival announces fall 2021 lineup, featuring headliners KAYTRANADA and Zhu

Festival attendees enjoy CRSSD Festival at Waterfront Park in September 2019.
(Isiah Jones)

Tickets for the CRSSD music festival go on sale Wednesday, July 14


After more than a year in the dark, CRSSD Festival will return to downtown’s Waterfront Park this fall.

Slated for Sept. 25 and 26, the two-day San Diego music festival features various electronic, techno and house music performances. There are currently more than 30 confirmed acts for the weekend, with more expected to be announced over the next few weeks.

Guests at CRSSD Festival in September 2019.
(Isiah Jones)

Performances will be spread across three stages: Ocean View, The Palms and City Steps. In addition to headliners KAYTRANADA and Zhu, eight acts — including Boyz Noize, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins and Paul Kalkbrenner — will perform sets at Ocean View, the event’s main stage.

Along with music, the 21-and-up event will offer craft beer, cocktails, food vendors and more.

Launched in 2015, CRSSD typically hosts two events per year. Last year, the biannual festival’s spring edition was held March 7 and 8, 2020 — just days before the COVID-19 shutdown. The Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 editions were canceled due to the pandemic.

This year's CRSSD Festival will be held Sept. 25-26, 2021.
(Isiah Jones)

Tickets for the Fall 2021 CRSSD go on sale at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 with alumni pre-sale starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13.Ticket prices start at $165 for a two-day pass (single day passes are not available) and can be purchased at

Here are the confirmed acts in the CRSSD lineup, with more to be announced.

Ocean View

Boys Noize
Flying Lotus
Jon Hopkins live
The Midnight
Paul Kalkbrenner live
Surf Mesa
Tiga & Hudson Mohawke present LOVE MINUS ZERO

The Palms

Hot Since 82
Jamie Jones
Carl Craig
Chris Lorenzo
Joel Corry
Kerri Chandler
Mood II Swing
박혜진 Park Hye Jin
Todd Terry

City Steps

Sven Väth
Dennis Ferrer b2b Cassy
Kareem Ali
Kenny Glasgow
Öona Dahl
Paula Temple
Robert Hood
Township Rebellion