Smiles, Music and Sweat at CRSSD Fest

There is nothing more Californian than enjoying your weekend right by the Pacific Ocean, on a sunny day, listening to amazing music with your friends by your side and a beer in your hand. That is exactly what people did this past weekend CRSSD Festival.

The second of the 2-part installment took place at Waterfront Park in beautiful San Diego, CA. The lineup included the likes of The Flaming Lips, Nicolas Jaar, Jamie XX, Maya Jane Coles, Claptone, Bob Moses, AlunaGeorge, and so many more ridiculously talented artists.

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Photo by Felicia Garcia

A few days before the event, you could see the buzz of excitement online from the attendees. Some were saying, “CITY STEPS! CITY STEPS!”  Others were saying, “I need more than a 45 minute set from (insert various artist’s names)!”  No matter who was saying what, it was clear that the only thing on people’s mind was CRSSD Festival.

Upon entering, there was nothing but smiles, good music and….. the HEAT.  There were three stages: The Palms, City Steps, and Ocean View live.  Off to the side was a pirate ship. Yes, a pirate ship. A small part of everyone wished they would have had a stage on the pirate ship, although, someone would have probably fallen off in their drunken state.  On the sides of the Palms and Ocean View stage were water fountains that many of the attendees danced in during the day to cool off.

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The crowd vibe was noticeably different from Saturday to Sunday. On Saturday it seemed that people were more into socializing rather than paying attention to the artists’ sets. On Sunday, the artists definitely held a better connection with their audience.  In fact, many (not all) attendees had mentioned that their favorite sets of the weekend were from a majority of artists that played on Sunday.

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Photo by Skyler Greene

Many people anticipated Bob Moses’ set. The set was good, but unfortunately, there were issues with the sound equipment, which caused some people to leave. Also, Giorgio Moroder set was a little awkward. It seemed like he was joking or really mad at the crowd. On a positive note, Claptone drew a decent sized crowd and set a groovy vibe.  Ben Klock also set a perfect dance floor vibe that ultimately made him a crowd favorite. Zhu had incredible stage production. There was a slow but epic opening that left the crowd mesmerized. AlunaGeorge drew a huge crowd singing and performing with such power and force. Additionally, Aluna looked like a beautiful spirit from the future dressed in her all white outfit.  Maya Jane Coles’ set was deep and groovy per usual. Her set, both at Crssd and the after party, spoke to the dance floor. Kygo’s set drew one of the biggest crowds at the event. It was obvious that most people were excited to see him based on the size and yelling.  Dancing to tropical house as the sunset on Sunday was the cherry on top for many.

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Photo by Gabe Tiano

Article by Dominica Murillo

TICKET GIVEAWAY: CRSSD Fest 10/10 – 10/11 Part 2

Following its sold-out debut in March, CRSSD the unique, forward thinking, 21+ music festival, will return to San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a Fall edition on October 10 and 11.

This Tuesday (9/29) we are giving away 1 pair of tickets to CRSSD Fest October 10-11. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!

For more info visit www.crssdfest.com.

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CRSSD Fest
October 10 – 11
San Diego, CA
Music starts at 12pm (10/10-10/11)
Ages 21+

CRSSD Festival Adds KYGO to October Lineup!

CRSSD Festival yesterday announced a mainstage performance by the rapidly rising live electronic superstar Kygo, completing the lineup for its October 10 – 11 edition.

Kygo joins an already stacked assemblage of world class talent including The Flaming Lips, TV on the Radio, Zhu, Banks, St Lucia, AlunaGeorge, Nicolas Jaar and Big Data, plus DJ sets from the likes of Jamie xx, Giorgio Moroder, Ben Klock, Todd Terje, Bonobo, DJ Tennis, Andhim, Maya Jane Coles, Claptone and many more.

CRSSD Fest Fall 2015 Official Promo Video from FNGRS CRSSD on Vimeo.

CRSSD has made it its mission to showcase the very best talent from across the music spectrum in the unmatched location of San Diego’s Waterfront Park. The festival debuted in March 2015 with a sold out event. Attendees can watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean, while enjoying music on the steps of City Hall, and can be dropped off just steps from the festival site by Amtrak.

In addition to its musical programming, CRSSD also offers craft beer, gourmet food and a full mixology program all in the heart of Downtown San Diego. CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

For tickets visit www.crssdfest.com

 

CRSSD Fest Phase II Lineup! October 10 & 11, 2015

CRSSD Festival in San Diego is a little less than a month away and just got that much better with the addition of their Phase II lineup including 18 more artists! CRSSD Fest debuted in March and sold out to over 15,000 concert goers from all over Southern California. The 21+ festival features world-class musical talent, craft beer and gourmet food. CRSSD fest will be held in San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park October 10 & 11. For tickets and more info visit crssdfest.com.

Additions include: Banks, Nicolas Jaar, Tchami, Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Route 94, Autograf, Golden Features, Oliver Nelson, Jonas Rathsman, Jai Wolf, SNBRN, Wax Motif, Classixx b2b Holy Ghost, and Goldroom b2b Le Youth

October CRSSD Complete Lineup

TICKET GIVEAWAY: CRSSD Fest 10/10 – 10/11

Following its sold-out debut in March, CRSSD the unique, forward thinking, 21+ music festival, will return to San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a Fall edition on October 10 and 11.

In March, over 15,000 fans came from across California and beyond to CRSSD’s debut to enjoy craft beer, gourmet food, and impeccable daytime vibes with world-class musical talent in the unmatched location of San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

Many attendees took advantage of the Amtrak service, which dropped them off steps from the festival in Downtown San Diego.

This Tuesday (9/8) we are giving away 1 pair of tickets to CRSSD Fest October 10-11. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!

For more info visit www.crssdfest.com.

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CRSSD Fest
October 10 – 11
San Diego, CA
Music starts at 12pm (10/10-10/11)
Ages 21+

CRSSD Announces Lineup For October 10 & 11, 2015

Following its sold-out debut in March, it was announced today that CRSSD, the unique, forward thinking, 21+ music festival, will return to San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a Fall edition on October 10 and 11.

In March, over 15,000 fans came from across California and beyond to CRSSD’s debut to enjoy craft beer, gourmet food, and impeccable daytime vibes with world-class musical talent in the unmatched location of San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

Many attendees took advantage of the Amtrak service, which dropped them off steps from the festival in Downtown San Diego.

Tickets will go on sale July 17 at 12 pm PST. For more info visit www.crssdfest.com.

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