San Diego’s CRSSD Festival is all set and ready to go down this weekend. The FNGRS CRSSD day-to-night event has been drawing house and techno-loving crowds bi-annually since 2013 by consistently emphasizing emerging underground acts while still locking in classic headliners. This season, CRSSD is expanding beyond its historic devotion to club-friendly beats and into the realm of indie and live music, presenting dance music staples such as Sasha, Lee Burridge, and Tiga alongside experimental acts like Empire of the Sun and Little Dragon.
Since the lineup is so vast, here are a few hand-selected NHQ suggestions for who to see this weekend:
Kicking off the festival on Saturday, Lemaitre will be serving up a warm blend of indie-electro jams. Keeping up with the good vibes, Kartell will take to The Palms with a performance of sample-based funk to get us nice and loose for the rest of the day and night. English singer Sinead Harnett, whose smooth vocals landed her collabs with renowned artists such as SNAKEHIPS, Ryan Hemsworth, and Kaytranada, will be performing concurrently at Ocean View. For the rest of the evening, experience a diverse selection of artists like Weiss (UK), Little Dragon, Cirez D, and finally close the night with the renowned Empire of the Sun. Be prepared for a spiritually-driven journey with a groove-infused pathway to pure bliss.
On Sunday, get the day rolling with NoMBe at Ocean View, who will be cooing into our electronic souls. For a heavy experience, make your way to Wax Motif’s set at The Palms and expect to get down, dark, and funky. CamelPhat is the tech-house duo we recommend to all those ready to catch a vibe at City Steps. Towards the end of the day, the big-dogs will be coming out into the night to play — basically, we have a feeling Bonobo‘s live sunset show is going to take the CRSSD cake, so do not miss them. Up next, catch Anna Lunoe bringing in all the good electronic feels as nighttime sets in. As dark prevails, Tchami will be delivering his usual deep house-inspired sermons at Ocean View, and soon after Malaa will be ending the festival with a celebratory get-down for all those present.
CRSSD is a 21+ event with three eclectic stages along with food trucks to die for, San Diego’s finest beer gardens, and some impressively-curated after-parties. To everyone attending: have fun and please hydrate! Additonally, Nora En Pure has curated a playlist just for us to gear up for this weekend — pre-game in style with this rich selection of house music.
“This playlist is a selection of cool tracks I enjoy at the moment, and a few of my recent releases,” she said. “I’ve been looking forward to CRSSD for a while, as I really love this festival. The location is great, and the lineup is always on point!” Check out Nora En Pure’s playlist and scope the talent list, set times, and after-party information below.
Written by Max Pierro & Sadye Auren