From Guest Writer: Melissa Faulkner
If you’ve seen the news in the last two weeks, you know that 80% of the continental US is experiencing below record low temperatures. CRSSD Fest could not come at a better time – a shining reprieve as we withstand the remaining brutal winter months. My toes long to feel fresh air again, after being captive in Sorels for what feels like an eternity. CRSSD is the weekend getaway most of us need and deserve, regardless of your geographical proximity to this Southern California musical gem.
There aren’t many venues that can compete with Waterfront Park in San Diego. The park is just that: directly located on the ocean in downtown San Diego, flanked by the historic County Clerk office and marina piers. Add 70-degree temps, boundless sunshine, cotton candy sunsets, and the live-show masterminds Odesza, and you have the makings of the most attractive spring festival of 2019, drawing Loyal fans from near and far (pun intended).
CRSSD returns for a 5th year, solidifying its place in SoCal’s event legacy. CRSSD, organized by FNGRS CRSSD, welcomes dance music and EDM staples like Odesza, Phantogram, Maribou State, Petit Biscuit, Lane 8, Whethan, and Armand Van Helden to their three-stage, two-day festival on March 2 and 3. CRSSD sold out the bulk of their alumni tickets before the lineup was even announced, a testament to the guaranteed jovial entertainment that CRSSD has come to hang its hat on. The event is a weekend for those that have graduated from EDM cultural observer to active underground participant of international house and techno.
The 21+ bi-annual festival has previously drawn acts like Sofi Tukker, Bob Moses, Marian Hill, Duke Dumont, Flume, and Empire of the Sun. The music marathon this March will also tout an impressive craft beer lineup and plenty of vegan/vegetarian food vendors. A place for dance music lovers, techno aficionados, festival fashion icons, and sustainable foodies to find common ground, while basking in the ocean breeze.
At CRSSD, you can expect an atmosphere akin to the most utopian family reunion of all time. You’re invited to relish in the familial fun, fashion, and musical fusion. As the festival nears, a handful of tickets remain for the two-day bundle, and a Saturday-only ticket, starting at $110.
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