GROUNDWATER festival to debut at Park at Petco Park


FNGRS CRSSD, the San Diego-based producers of the popular electronic music fete CRSSD Festival at Waterfront Park, is expanding its reach.

On Oct. 29 and 30, the homegrown company will debut a new electronic music festival, GROUNDWATER, at Petco Park’s 3-acre the Park at the Park. The two-day fete, a showcase for “modern house music,” will be headlined by UK duo Disclosure. The event’s proximity to Halloween, while possibly coincidental, could inspire some attendees to don colorful costumes.

The lineup also includes Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8, Damian Lazarus, Breach, Infinity Ink, Jey Kurmis, Hannah Wants, Lee K. and Klatch B28 Modus. The festival will take place from 3 to 10 p.m. each day and will be bookended by moring and late-evening event at nearby venues. Ticket information appears below.

GROUNDWATER will come just a few weeks after the fourth edition of CRSSD Festival, which will be held Oct. 1 and 2 at Waterfront Park. By design, GROUNDWATER will be a more intimate event with a capacity of 5,000 per day. That’s 10,000 less than the daily capacity for CRSSD Festival.

What both events will have in common is that they take place in grassy areas, have a 21-and-up age limit and eschew EDM (short for Electronic Dance Music) in favor of less aggressive styles. House music, the focus of GROUNDWATER, came of age in Chicago in the early 1980s and was an outgrowth of disco and the pioneering electronic music popularized by the German synthesizer band Kraftwerk.

Petco Park’s the Park at the Park is not new to hosting electronic music events. Grammy Award-winning EDM favorite Skrillex performed there in 2011. He was slated to play there again in 2012 at the two-day “I Love This City” festival, but it was expanded and moved to the nearly 20,000-capacity Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista instead.

Tickets for GROUNDWATER go on sale Tuesday at and will initially be priced at $54 for a two-day pass.

Source: DiscoverSD