CRSSD Festival, the two-day electronic music fete that debuted at San Diego’s Waterfront Park in early 2015 and drew a sell-out crowd of 15,000 per day its first time at bat, is returning.
The festival’s fourth edition - the second and third took place last October and this March, respectively - will take place October 1 and 2, again at Waterfront Park. Performers and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date, as well as information about hotel and transportation deals.
Produced by San Diego’s FNGRS CRSSD, the 21-and-up CRSSD Festival was an instant success, thanks to its panoramic setting, intimate size (a 15,000 capacity is relatively small by conventional festival standards) and, in particular, its smartly curated musical offerings.
Rather than feature thumping Electronic Dance Music acts, whose music tends to be as loud as it is unsubtle, CRSSD Festival from the outset focused on underground electronic music DJs, producers and bands who favor a more expansive and chilled-out approach. Past performers have included Chromeo, Claude VonStroke, Jamie XX, Chet Faker, Empire of the Sun, Gorgon City, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder and dozens more.
Attendance dipped a bit at the second edition of CRSSD Festival, which expanded its musical menu by including the bands indie-rock bands Flaming Lips and TV On The Radio. But this year’s edition in March sold out for both days and the event’s producers appear to have worked out most of the kinks.
The first two editions of CRSSD Festival were co-produced with Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles company that produces the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals in Indio. However, this year’s March edition of CRSSD Festival was produced solely by FNGRS CRSSD and was the fastest sell-out of the three held thus far.
In addition to music, CRSSD Festival offers an array of food and drink options. By having a 21-and-up policy, the event is able to foster a more relaxed vibe than is often found at music festivals with an all-ages admission policy.