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San Diego’s CRSSD Festival Ignites Festival Season 2018

The fest returned for two days of mystifying tunes and good vibes.

This past weekend CRSSD Festival made it’s Spring return to San Diego. For two incredible days of music, fans from all over the globe descended on the picturesque Waterfront Park. This year’s festival packed an incredible lineup fit for any house or techno maniac with artists like Cirez D, Camelphat, Nicole Moudaber, and many many more.

Coupled with incredible vibes and an appetite for salacious tunes, dance music fans proved that San Diego’s CRSSD festival was the most epic way to kick off festival season. Here are 4 things we loved about this year’s CRSSD Spring edition:


This year’s lineup spoke to the many different genres of the deeper sounds. MK, Mark Knight, Christoph, Camelphat, Cirez D, Charlotte De Witte stole the show for some of the most vibrant sets over the weekend. Rising star Charlotte De Witte made her CRSSD debut and showed San Diego: the hype is real. We were privileged to see such a great set from the female techno powerhouse. Mark Knight played an incredible daytime set that kept fans dancing from start to finish, and Nicole Madouber really showed she was “in the mood” to deliver some some bomb dark beats. Eric Prydz assumed his alias as Cirez D and ended night one on a high note. Having experienced Cirez D from Miami to Ibiza, his San Diego set was definitely one to remember and reminded me of his set in the forest at last summer’s Tomorrowland.


If you have any qualms about a 21 and over event, you’re probably not 21. San Diego’s 21+ age enforcement definitely allows for a more mature crowd and that’s always enjoyable. New friends were made from all over the world that traveled to San Diego just for CRSSD Festival. This is truly a testament to the festival’s meteoric rise in such a short period time. Smiles were around throughout the weekend and there were nothing but good vibes. House and techno parties certainly bring out a more seasoned party crowd, and it was definitely noticeable.


Although at times the festival felt a bit packed (maybe this has something to do with the layout) but overall, the intimate, boutique vibe of the event made for a more enjoyable experience. I’m not sure what the capacity was, but it was just right. Any more could have been a bit less enjoyable. It’s always nice when you don’t have to fight the crowd or push your way all the way in. Many times I found myself with plenty of elbow room and somehow all the way in the front. If you’re looking for a festival with an intimate vibe, CRSSD is definitely it.


VERY RARELY do I go to a festival and get to enjoy the food and craft beers and cocktails. But at CRSSD Festival, there was no shortage of unique brews and delicious treats. CRSSD definitely appealed to the more mature taste palate and served up some of the finest IPA’s I’ve seen. Oh, and if you were hungry, the infamous SPICY PIE was right there waiting for ya. The attention to the detail when it comes to providing a curated food and drink menu certainly does not go unnoticed. CRSSD does an incredible job of catering to a variety of both food and musical tastes. The lines were never too long, and the drink stands were cleverly placed throughout the venue. If you were waiting in line, chances are you were also enjoying some incredible tunes.

CRSSD Festival was surely one for the books, and we can’t wait for the fall edition. There was no better way I could think of to kick off this year’s 2018 festival season than by enjoying some delicious techno and brews.

For more information about CRSSD, visit crssdfestival.com.

Featured Photo: Felicia Garcia

Written by
Devin Lezama

Hi, I'm Devin! I'm from New York City but now spend my time in sunny Los Angeles attending shows and festivals. I'm also the founder of EDM Maniac.

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