Southern California’s esteemed CRSSD Festival has become an epicenter for all things house and techno over the last decade. Showcasing some of the world’s most cutting-edge dance music acts, the bi-annual two-day festival has continuously paved the way for the music scene across the country. With the much-anticipated lineup announcement last week, thousands of fans are now eager to return to the beautiful Waterfront Park in the heart of San Diego. Taking place March 5 + 6, 2022, CRSSD Festival will feature rising stars and international superstars such as the likes of Gorgon City, SOFI TUKKER, Four Tet, and more. Tickets are officially on-sale today at http://www.crssdfest.com.
The Oceanview Stage has become infamous as the genre-defying main stage highlighting major live acts and DJ sets each year. This edition of CRSSD, the stage welcomes British electronic-indie band Glass Animals, internationally-renowned duo SOFI TUKKER, crossover icon SG Lewis, and Australian acts Lastlings and Parcels. Rising vocalist and bassist Blu Detiger rounds off the billing, alongside vocalist 070 Shake, Chet Faker, UK-based Franc Moody, and singer-songwriter Cautious Clay.
Moving over to the Palms Stage- a whole different environment featuring industry staples and next-generation house music artists keeps attendees grooving all weekend long. The Spring 2022 edition will include much of the London scene including Four Tet, Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, and legendary house duo PAX. Fan-favorite’s Gorgon City will showcase their chart-topping “Olympia” album, while Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet will bring their “Get Real” project to center-stage. South African heavyweight Kyle Watson will make his return to the festival, alongside German hitmaker Danilo Plessow, Ibiza’s Milane, and more.
The final stage, City Steps, provides a techno haven with hard-hitting tracks from some of the global underground scene paired with classic house tunes by day. Lineup highlights include Russian superstar Nina Kraviz, Germany’s Helena Hauff, and Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer. Special sets from Detroit legend Jeff Mills and Dutch DJ/producer Joris Voorn finish off the programming with much more to be announced.
With San Diego on the rise as a house and techno epicenter in Southern California, the line-up certainly reflects on CRSSD Festival’s contribution to this change. Since 2015, CRSSD Festival has cultivated much of the industry within the sunny city and continues to push the boundaries of genres amongst their programming. The centrally-located Waterfront Park delivers splash-friendly fountains, insane stage environments, beautiful lawns, and oceanfront sunsets that make the festival truly different from the rest. This year fans can even go for a dig at the CRSSD record shop in partnership with LA’s Stellar Remnant. The 21+ festival also offers a full mixology program, craft beer, and food vendors with the Amtrak Station nearby. CRSSD After Dark shows are to be announced in the weeks to come, as well. Tickets for CRSSD Festival’s Spring 2022 edition are on sale now at https://www.crssdfest.com/.