CRSSD FEST: A San Diego Festival Success

Festival season is upon us, and there was no better way to kick it off than in gorgeous San Diego for CRSSD FEST. It’s impossible to name only one thing that CRSSD FEST did right, but we’ll start with the waterfront scenery and downtown-backdrop. The location made this festival visually appealing and only a hop away from the roaring after parties that kept the good vibes going into the night. Goldenvoice and FNGRS CRSSD teamed up to provide a music festival that was most certainly NOT your grandmother’s festival and most definitely not a rave. The music, for one, was indie-electronic-deep fusion featuring established acts like Empire of The Sun, but giving stages to acts with a strong underground following like Thomas Jack, Lido, Kaytranada, and San Diego’s very own Lee K. CRSSD FEST was a 21 plus event, and sold out to a crowd of 15,000 attractive San Diegans and non-San Diegans. Maybe it was something in the water, but this festival drew an attractive crowd of Coachella-dressed Beauties and Half-dressed Gym bros from San Diego’s own population the most.

Not to be outdone, the food, yes, FOOD was another arena in which this festival will leave others in the dust. Featuring local eateries like Soda & SWINE to BANG BANG’s sushi followed by The Neighborhood’s tropical drinks with our favorite little umbrella decorations, the food was an experience in and of itself. The Craft beer gave this festival the texture that San Diegan’s crave, and we all know the 21 and over crowd is ready to leave the Natty Light days behind, well for the most part.

The set up featured three different stages and ample room to skip along from stage to stage, although at times there was a faint soundbleed from stage to stage, it was the inaugural CRSSD after all. There were bean bags and magic carpets supplying comfort to those that needed quick breaks between dance-marathons, and gorgeous fountains where the free-spirits roamed about cooling down their hot-natured bodies. This festival just set the bar higher than even we could have imagined.

Our favorite sets from Saturday were the very tropical-infused Thomas Jack, sophisticated Aeroplane, and a sexy set by Kaytranada, although no stage lacked presence and musical fire. Sunday it was SNBRN’s incredible set that foreshadowed Day Two would be as much of a success as day one. Trippy Turtle provided some sexy beats, and our other favorites were Flight Facilities and Odesza.

All in all, we are left with some SERIOUS post-festival blues. Can CRSSD FEST happen once a month?
Great festival, great music, great food, sign us up for next year’s edition. 😉

CRSSD FEST? Take out your credit card, ‘cuz we’re going

First off, have you seen the line up? If you haven’t heard of CRSSD FEST yet, you may also have been sleeping under a rock, and it’s time to get out. This line up of all-star artists is aggressive. Headlined by Empire of The Sun, Chromeo, Kaytranada, ODESZA, Justin Martin, we’ll stop there because we’re loving every name too much, this Festival is about to rock San Diego. Taking place at the Waterfront Park in Sunny and perfect SD, CRSSD FEST will feature more than an attractive line up, did we mention it’ll be at the Waterfront Park?! Whether you like the sexy beats of Trippy Turtle or can’t wait to be in the presence of the legendary PETE TONG, you are guaranteed to find something you love at this festival. It certainly helps that there’s a stage called OCEAN VIEW. We’re not kidding, go check out their website .

If you’re under 21 you can stop reading this now because CRSSD FEST will be 21+ and not for the faint of heart. Keep the kids at home, the young adults will be out to play March 14th & 15th.

College student broke? Luckily for you, KCR College Radio will be hooking it up for a few people with some weekend passes. Have you liked us on Facebook yet? That’s where the magic happens.

Aztec Heartbeat has a pair of passes to give away to a lucky student, Tuesday (2/24) at 7pm-8pm via
If you just can’t wait, here’s the link for tickets,
You’ll thank us later <3

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