CRSSD Festival

Photo Credit:

FLG - Felicia Garcia

SAG - Skyler Greene

MNM - Miranda McDonald

Coverage: Kinofilia

CRSSD Festival Fall 2016 was yet another great year for the biannual house and techno music festival. This year’s roster boasted acts including M.A.N.D.Y, Mike Snow, Burning Man’s own Lee Burridge, Bonobo, Lee Foss and many more. CRSSD Festival is geared towards music junkies, and it was evident in the talent selection. After a scorching heat wave in San Diego, the weather cooled down just in time for the weekend so people could get their groove on without having to worry about heatstroke.

CRSSD made some notable changes this year that demonstrate the promoter’s commitment to putting on the best festival in San Diego. The checks in line this year were noticeably shorter, almost non-existent, when we strolled in around 5PM. Last year it looked like a cattle call. They also upped the bathroom facilities onsite, cutting down wait time considerably. In addition to the upgraded grounds control of the festival, CRSSD also brought a huge selection of craft beer and food to this year's event. Not only could you get your grub on, but you could throw back some delicious IPAs along with it.

Bonobo brought the sound on Saturday. I was expecting a much more chilled out DJ set, but it was tad bit darker and dancy than expected, and I welcomed hearing this new side of Bonobo. Miike Snow, the Swedish indie pop group, was as fun as expected. They played the hits and kept it pretty predictable. Lee Foss and M.A.N.D.Y’s sets both showcased the high level of music curating going on at CRSSD. Check out the streamed sets from Mixmag below.

The venue was packed both days with 15,000 party monsters and it was enjoyable to cruise and crowd watch while people got it in; all smiles and no bad vibes! CRSSD festival keeps upping the bar each year and it shows.The venue was packed both days with 15,000 party monsters and it was enjoyable to cruise and crowd watch while people got it in; all smiles and no bad vibes! CRSSD festival keeps upping the bar each year and it shows.