Treasure Island Music Festival makes a triumphant return for 2018

After taking 2017 off, the Bay's beloved Treasure Island Music Festival just announced its return for the fall of this year. Due to development and construction surrounding the festival's namesake home of Treasure Island, the festival, founded in 2006, was forced to take last year off and hunt for a new location — ideally one that still featured the sweeping views and sense of isolation the former site was known for. This year, they found it in new venue Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, which made its festival debut this weekend when it hosted Blurry Vision. Though the new location is [...]

Photos: Music, fans and rain at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival

Sigur Rós (photo: Jon Ching) There may have been a change of location on the island, more rain than expected, and stage delays, but none of that took away from the quality of music and dedication of the concert-goers that showed up despite the storm, determined to have a great time with the best musicians touring on an island. This is our collection of amazing photos from the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival by our photograph Jon Ching, who captured the music, the fans, and the rain-soaked island in all its glory. Check out the photo gallery below to relive [...]

Free James Blake show tonight at the Fox Theater for TIMF ticket holders!

Treasure Island Music Festival attendees were understandably disappointed yesterday when James Blake's set was cancelled due to high winds on the island. To help make up for this unlucky situation, however, the festival organizers have arranged for a FREE James Blake set tonight for all Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders. Full details on the APE website: Treasure Island Fan Appreciation Show James Blake Airhead Fox Theater Oakland, CA Monday, October 17, 2016 Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm Free & exclusive to Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders! * Entry will be first come, first serve with proof of festival ticket [...]

Treasure Island update: Set times announced, two new artists added to the lineup!

Yesterday, the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival announced the set times for this weekend's festivities (reprinted above). The set-times-reveal is often the most stressful part of planning to attend a music festival, as a previously-enticing list of performing acts gets winnowed down by conflicting sets on stages far apart from each other. Not so at Treasure Island! The complete absence of overlapping set times between stages means that there are no hard decisions to make. If you're wearing comfortable shoes and strategically time your restroom visits, you can see every minute of every band on the poster. Moreover, each day's [...]

Playlist: Get ready for the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival with over three hours of TIMF jams

There are a lot of music festivals these days, but few offer the all-around excellence of the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival, coming up on October 15 and 16. True to form, the tenth installment of this annual favorite offers a diverse lineup of rock, hip hop, and electronic artists, with some strong local representation as well. Plus, the fact that there are NO OVERLAPPING SETS means that you can see every minute of over two-dozen performances over the course of the festivities. To get ready for TIMF 2016, check out this Spotify playlist below, which features three and a [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 moves to East side of island

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 [...]

First impressions of this year’s Treasure Island lineup

Before we dive in, can we take a moment to just admire how remarkable it is that Treasure Island has even made it to 10 years? While press releases for this year’s lineup announcement assured everyone that despite losing their namesake location the festival would carry forth beyond this year, could you really blame the organizers if they’d decided to pack up their underappreciated event and call it a decade? On Tuesday Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment revealed the lineup for their collaborative lovechild, which, as previously mentioned, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing two days worth of [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 lineup announced

Pay attention, party people: The Treasure Island Music Festival lineup has landed. Featuring performances from Neon Indian, Car Seat Headrest, Kamaiyah, Sigur Ros, and many, many more, this years's roster is outpaces most of the festival's lineups in recent history. With varied artists spanning several genres but all sharing a common theme of being emerging and long-respected talents — this year's Treasure Island is set to be a stunner. Now in its 10th year, Treasure Island has grown into one of the most attractive festivals in the Bay Area and beyond. This will be its last year on the island [...]

Will Reisman’s Best of 2015: Treasure Island Music Festival

While it's almost always overshadowed by the more prominent Outside Lands fest in Golden Gate Park, the Treasure Island Music Festival has long been the Bay Area’s most consistent source for excellent and eclectic musical offerings in a multi-day setting. Outside Lands’ something-for-everyone philosophy is nice, but it can dilute the event’s daily lineups. Treasure Island’s formula for presenting electronic-based, hip-hop and R&B artists on the first day, and rock and punk acts on the second day gives attendees a clear set of expectations. And because it’s not trying to sell 50,000 tickets, the festival curators can be more adventurous [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: An indie rock kid tries on EDM shoes

Since the beloved Treasure Island Music Festival has graced the bay with live music and pirate motifs, the two days of the festival have always been a war of glow sticks versus flannel. While the music each day is certainly focused around the general genre of EDM on Saturday and indie rock on Sunday, crossovers do happen. I will mention early on that I tend to fall on the latter end of this musical spectrum, so, of course, I naturally was curious to see if I could successfully bathe in the bass and beats of Saturday’s selections and have a [...]

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