Artists to Check Out at CRSSD Spring 2023
The world-famous CRSSD festival at San Diego’s scenic Waterfront Park has announced its highly anticipated Spring 2023 lineup for March 4-5, featuring some of the hottest dance and electronica artists on the scene today. With 2-day tickets starting at around $229, this festival offers a lot of bang for your buck, a classic California beachfront venue, and plenty of sights and sounds that make it an experience like no other.
Brought to you by FNGRS CRSSD, this festival is known for its progressive atmosphere and ability to attract top talent worldwide. During the day, the festival features three different stages, each with its own unique vibe and aesthetic, and at night the festival expands into a series of smaller venues like nightclubs and DIY spaces. Beyond the music, CRSSD Spring 2023 offers a huge variety of craft food and drinks, tons of cool merch, and the ability to meet and greet artists at the CRSSD Lab, an interactive and newly refashioned special perk that you won’t find anywhere else.
There’s a reason that CRSSD transformed the Southern California music scene when it exploded onto the stage. It’s a complete, all-immersive experience, with a sunny, positive, beach vibe unlike anywhere else. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the top, most mind-blowing talent that you can expect to see here.
Artists to Watch Out For
Ocean View Stage
The top-billing stage at the CRSSD festival is the aptly-named Ocean View stage, set mere feet from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Headlining this stage is the Grammy-nominated duo ODESZA, consisting of eminent electronic artists Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The two are fresh off a stunning 2022 album release titled The Last Goodbye, which was nominated for a Grammy award for best dance/electronic album, and have received numerous other accolades like the 2017 producer of the year award at the Electronic Music Awards.
Following up after their smash set is Polo and Pan, another duo, this time from France. They’ve released a number of gold albums and hit singles, featuring their eclectic mix of house, synth-pop, tropical, and funk. Lane 8, known for his unique live shows from his brand This Never Happened (no phones allowed) will also be there, dropping his fiery hot deep/prog style of house.
Also featured on this stage will be:
- Channel Tres
- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (how’s that for a name?)
- Biig Piig
- Bon Entendeur
Next up is the Palms Stage, with a focus on house music, famous for its deep bass synths and melodic sawtooth pads. Headlining this stage will be Bedouin, along with Kavinsky, a French synthwave artist in the same vein as Daft Punk. Bedouin is a Middle-Eastern inspired (Bedouin originally refers to an Arabic nomadic desert tribe) house duo who produce some breathtaking, melodic soundscapes inspired by Eastern melodies and tribal-style drums.
Also on this stage, you can look out for Seth Troxler, a Detroit house legend, Eats Everything, a UK favorite, and German star Purple Disco Machine. As you can see, this stage has a strong focus on world influences, making it a setlist that you will remember forever. Keep an eye out for these artists, as well:
- Mall Grab
- Chaos in the CBD
- Mar Broom
- Ben Sterling
City Steps Stage
Last but not least is the City Steps Stage, featuring classic techno and electronica artists like two of the top female artists in the world, Deborah De Luca, an Italian dance star and founder of Sola_mente Records, and Anfisa Letyago, originally from Siberia. Another woman proudly representing the often under-represented Palestinian State is Sama’ Abdulhadi, who played football for the national team, has been arrested for religious protests, and drops a raging hot techno beat.
Rounding out this stage is Slovenian legend Umek and West African DJ Amémé, both featuring an international, unique, world-inspired sound that gets the crowd dancing like no other. Keep an eye out for Bloody Mary, founder of the Dame Music label, acid techno entrepreneur, and creator of some of the hottest dance smash hits of the last few decades.
Make sure you check out the following sets from the City Steps Stage too:
- Maya Jane Coles
- Jensen Interceptor
- Kittin & The Hacker
- Popof x Space 92
- Skin on Skin
It’s easy to see why the CRSSD festival has such a legendary reputation. Not only do you get to see some of the hottest chart-topping artists today, but you get such a wide range and variety of different sounds that can’t be heard anywhere else. No matter what your taste is, or if you’re just stepping out into the world of electronic dance music, one of their three stages will have a new favorite artist for you.
Tickets are selling out fast for this spring event, so get yours pre-ordered today! The March 4-5 CRSSD festival will be one for the ages, so make sure to be there for it.