An San Diego oceanfront sunset party in October? Thanks CRSSD!

The music industry has become over-saturated with the presence of generic, carbon copy festivals. Because of this, it can become difficult to decide which festivals are worth dropping hundreds of dollars on. Of course there are the typical heavyweights: Coachella, Ultra, EDC, HARD Summer, etc. However, there is a festival you may not have heard about, but need to attend.

Quickly establishing itself as one of the premiere festivals of Southern California, CRSSD Festival is just around the corner.

Their 2016 Fall Edition festival will be held at San Diego’s prime Waterfront Park on October 1st and 2nd. One of the few worthwhile festivals in the fall season, CRSSD is an event that is not to be slept on. Trust us, we’ve been to nearly every fest they’ve put on.

CRSSD 2016 Fall Edition

What differs CRSSD from other festivals?

Well logistically the festival has developed a maturity to it that others have yet to achieve. With an age limit set at 21+, the festival literally attracts a more mature audience. Though the age limit is higher than many other festivals, the priceline is the opposite. With day passes starting at only $90 and 2-day passes only hitting $150, the festival is a bargain, especially when considering the lineup.

CRSSD also boasts an optimally located and gorgeous venue. Taking place in San Diego, the festival offers a major event option for those who live too far to travel to LA-based festival-goers. The venue itself is also prime real estate with its oceanfront, expansive lawns that are mere minutes away from the cultural hub that is downtown San Diego.

Though a bustling hub is a quick bus stop away, CRSSD itself will offer daytime brunch programming this year from 11:00am to 2:00pm on both days. In order to start the vibing early, CRSSD has enlisted help from two new venues this year.¬†El Camino will see their first time with the event, curating two day-time soirees soundtracked by Lee Foss and AC Slater. Kettner Exchange will also be hosting day parties with help from the likes of Nora en Pure, Zettner, and Jason Bentley. As if that wasn’t enough daytime action for you, CRSSD’s hotel homebase, the Andaz will be hosting warmups with music provided by Aeroplane and Dr. Fresch.

Last year, CRSSD made its sold-out debut to huge praise. Though the festival is only a year and a half old, Jamie XX, ODESZA, Claude VonStroke, and many others have already been performers at the oceanfront event. This year is no different with acts like ZHU, Thomas Jack, Claptone, Kaytranada and Louis the Child gracing the numerous stages.

CRSSD 2016 Lineup Phase 1

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Here at Electric Sloth, we have been consistent advocates for the San Diego-based festival. In fact, if you’re wondering how the event has gone down in the past, you can check out our reviews of past shows!

Our 2015 Spring Edition coverage can be viewed here.

Our 2015 Fall Edition coverage can be viewed here.

CRSSD is also a fantastic place to hear amazing artists before they blow up. Need proof? Be sure to check out our interview with ODESZA at the 2015 Spring festival. That can be viewed here.

If you’re interested in attending the event, which all Southern California residents should be, you can read more info and purchase tickets to the amazing festival on their website.

We’ll be looking forward to seeing all our fellow Sloths and good music fans on October 1st and 2nd at San Diego’s Waterfront Park for the Fall 2016 Edition of CRSSD Festival!