In mid-December, San Diego’s CRSSD Festival announced its initial artist lineup for its Spring 2023 edition – taking place March 4 + 5 at Waterfront Park. The two-day event remains one of, if not the most, treasured house and techno phenomenons on the West Coast since its inception in 2015 – offering fans a taste of the global electronic music scene in both a convenient and stunning location.
With headline acts like Grammy-nominated live duo ODESZA, playful French production duo Polo & Pan, Seth Troxler b2b Eats Everything, Mall Grab, Bedouin, Anfisa Letyago and several more, CRSSD will once again welcome all strains of electronic music, from the established veterans to the next-generation risers.
The 21+ event will be sponsored by Stella Artois, KCRW Radio, TEPOZÁN tequila, and more – and since the release of single-day tickets on February 10, this year’s spring installment of CRSSD has completely sold through.
The Ocean View stage hosts CRSSD’s live performers who define the present and future of crossover electronic–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, known for its display of all dynamics of house, welcomes headliners such as middle-eastern inspired DJ and production duo Bedouin and French synth-wave favorite Kavinsky. This coming together of scenes from around the world is further demonstrated by the likes of globally recognized Detroit house & 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.
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 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’s After Dark programming will host a variety of artists from the initial lineup as well, playing more intimate sets to smaller audiences across the city. While tickets for the fest are only available through CRSSD’s ticket exchange at this point in time, fans can buy tickets for any of the After Dark shows separately here. Additionally, FNGRS CRSSD is currently running a social giveaway for fans to win tickets to an afterparty of their choosing – late-night acts include Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, Neil Frances, Bedouin, and more.
More information about CRSSD can be found on the website