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CRSSD 2020 Lineup: Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Gesaffelstein, Patrick Topping, Télépopmusik & More
CRSSD just dropped the lineup for their Spring 2020 festival, and it's fire. House and techno O.G. Carl Cox—Oh yes, oh yes, this will be his first-ever CRSSD appearance—and Belgian techno queen Charlotte de Witte lead the City Steps techno stage acts, while French superproducer Gesaffelstein and first-time GRAMMY nominees RÜFÜS DU SOL return to the fest to lead the live music stage, Ocean View.
The first round of Spring ’20 is here@rufusdusol, @gesafflstein , @Carl_Cox, @soulwax, @chrislake , @NoraEnPure, @patricktopping, @charlottedewitte + so many more on March 7+8!
Tix open this TUESDAY, 12.10 at 11 AM (Alumni at 10:45 AM)
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Global dancefloor heavy hitters Chris Lake, Nora en Pure and Patrick Topping fill the topline spots of The Palms stage, which explores all the rich textures and subgenres within house music. All these acts, emblematic of the excitingly eclectic melting pot of current electronic music, make CRSSD a fun fest worth checking out.
The spring edition of the event returns to San Diego's Oceanfront Park on March 7 and 8 for its 11th iteration.
CRSSD Fall 2019 | Photo: Quinn Tucker
French chill house legends Télépopmusik, OVO R&B duo Majid Jordan, New York alt-electro band The Rapture, pioneering Belgian house act Soulwax—who are currently nominated for Best Remixed Recording at the GRAMMYs—and emerging Israeli techno Red Axes will also be bringing their live acts to the Ocean View stage.
As for the other Palms Stage artists, French DJ/producers 2manydjs and Brodinski will be doing a special B2B (back-to-back) set. Rising German funk and disco lover—and king of the remix—Purple Disco Machine, as well as Dirtybird fave Sacha Robotti, among others, will bring the heat.
As the press release says, "techno underneath an administrative building isn't something you'd typically imagine in America, but that's what the dramatic City Steps stage offers." In addition to Cox and de Witte, other heavyweights helping Make America Techno Again include Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, who will serve up a major B2B set, Berliner Ben Böhmer, who will showcase his emotive music with a live set.
Tickets for CRSSD go on sale Tues., Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. PST; more info at crssdfest.com.