Hear ye, hear ye: Important updates for those attending the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival!
As we’ve probably all heard, there is new development happening on Treasure Island, and as a result, this year’s festival will take place on the East side of the island instead of the normal West side location from previous years. From the press release:
Construction at the location previously occupied by the festival—the Great Lawn on the west side of the island—is part of the island’s multi-billion-dollar development that has forced producers to relocate this year’s event to a new site on the island’s eastern shore. Although it’s a new location, attendees can expect the unique atmosphere and charm of the festival to remain the same: amazing performers with no overlapping sets, art installations, sweeping views, some of the best cuisine the Bay Area has to offer, and more. The 60-foot Century Ferris Wheel and Silent Disco will return; however, this year they will be located on the pier jutting out from the festival grounds and surrounded by the Bay, affording festivalgoers a unique, new perspective. The eastern shore will bring new views of the Bay, Oakland cityscape, and the Bay Bridge, giving the East Bay its due. With this new site will also come an expansion of the VIP Area, including preferred viewing areas at BOTH stages and streamlined accessibility between stages.
The above map shows where the festival will take place this year. As a result of this move, onsite festival parking will be very limited. Take a look at the Getting There details to find out the best ways to get to the festival, including the complementary shuttles.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of the festival, and also the final year taking place on Treasure Island (due to aforementioned development/construction on the island). Starting in 2017, the festival will still be the festival that we’ve loved and cherished for the past decade, but in a brand-new location. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.