This will be my fifth year attending CRSSD Fest in San Diego California. It seems like just yesterday I was rolling off my fourth edition and now here we are with the March 2-3, 2019 lineup published and early bird tickets on sale. My first reaction? Giddy-up: it’s more of the same. And that’s a good thing.

in San Diego California. It seems like just yesterday I was rolling off my fourth edition and now here we are with the March 2-3, 2019 lineup published and early bird tickets on sale. My first reaction? Giddy-up: it’s more of the same. And that’s a good thing.

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In the beginning, when CRSSD was announced for the first time, I was attracted to it because of: the lineup (House x Techno), the location (San Diego), the length (two days), and the age restrictions (21+). Five years later, that’s the reason I keep going back. Though I’ve missed out on the October editions of CRSSD (oh yeah, what other festival happens twice a year every year??), early March in San Diego never ceases to amaze me. You can click here to see what all the fuss was about earlier this Spring.

Initial reactions on the phase one lineup, which was announced last week, are very positive. Personally, I’m excited to see Justin Martin and Lane 8 return, to catch the Martinez Brothers and Armand Van Helden (who I haven’t seen since my Holy Ship days), witness Maceo Plex’s alter ego Maetrik, catch a Josh Butler set, see what Erol Alkan has been up to these days, cheer on the homie and up-and-comer Steve Darko, and rock with some of my favorites Catz ‘n Dogz and Sonny Fodera. Of course there are other notable artists to keep your eye on and of course the live stage which will easily have folks flooding to it for acts like Odesza and Phantogram. 

I’m not sure what else there is to say that hasn’t already been said. CRSSD is a rad festival for so many reasons and you should grab your tickets before it sells out. Whether you’re going for the first time or returning for more shenanigans, the folks at CRSSD have gotten it right. SEE YOU THERE!