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A two-day music festival that takes place on the manmade expanse of Treasure Island just off the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Treasure Island Music Festival has been a popular and very diverse annual music event since... ... read more

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Treasure Island Music Festival Description

A two-day music festival that takes place on the manmade expanse of Treasure Island just off the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Treasure Island Music Festival has been a popular and very diverse annual music event since it first debuted in 2007.

Normally held on the second weekend in October, the festival features several different acts over its run, with Treasure Island Music Festival performers playing primarily electronica, hip-hop, and rap during the first day and rock and indie rock during the second.

Two separate stages are set up during the Treasure Island Music Festival, but performances on both stages are staggered so audience members can check out every performer in attendance. Usually the main stage features a headliner, while the smaller second stage plays host to up-and-comers.

Past performers at the Treasure Island Music Festival have included Public Enemy, Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, and many more. Because the Treasure Island Music Festival runs for several hours, often more than a dozen bands are featured each day.

Single-day tickets to the Treasure Island Music Festival are usually around $75, while two-day tickets range between $110 and $130, depending on how early you get them. VIP tickets are also available and cost $140–$240 for a one- or two-day pass, respectively. VIP tickets include access to a preferred viewing area next to main stage, access to a tented lounge and full bar, private restroom facilities, and access to special VIP food concessions.

Parking is fairly limited during the Treasure Island Music Festival, but parking passes are available until sold out. Parking passes are around $30/day. Organizers recommend Treasure Island Music Festival attendees take a free shuttle, however, which runs from AT&T Park’s lot to the Island during the festival.

The Treasure Island Music Festival takes place rain or shine, so anyone hoping to check out the show would be wise to also check out the weather forecast as well.

Treasure Island Music Festival User Comments

Jessica M. Apr 29, 2013
perfect California weather: the Bay in October. ...and where's a better place to be than in between the City and the East Bay... Treasure Island is an awesome location and if the weather permits- offers an amazing sunset over the SF skyline, while a sunset-worthy artist is playing awesome jams. It's the perfect scenario to dance the day into night- right smack middle of the bay. another great thing about this music festival is that there are only two stages and neither of them play at the same time, so a band is not missed, and no matter where you are within the festival grounds, you will be able to hear whoever is playing. There is no need to make your way through a crowd to get a good look at the artist/group's live performance. It is even a smart idea to bring a blanket and set up a spot somewhere between both stages, securing a view for every show. Always needs to be noted: the food scene in the bay is amazing and saliva-worthy trucks are on the festival grounds. there is also art, places to hang out, and other fun activities. Plus: you don't have to buy a ticket for both days, which is awesome if you prefer the lineup for one day and not the other. Especially if you party too hard the first day and cannot fathom returning the next. But most TIMF-goers aren't annoying ravers or underaged drunks, it is a great crowd on an awesome island and always with a worthy lineup.
Kt K. Nov 26, 2012
The perfect festival in many ways, TIMF is a great place to see entertainers you like and find new ones to follow. The lineups are always well selected, mixing indie standouts with EDM. Between the two days, there's something for everyone. Unlike other festivals, though, the crowd is not a big issue. I've gotten to the front at a few performances. Of course it can be very cold. This gets difficult when trying to plan what to wear, because if you plan to dance during a DJ set, jeans aren't the best. I recommend dressing light with a sweatshirt. There are always a ton of fun booths so make sure to check those out. Bring cash for food and merch!
Jaclyn W. Nov 8, 2012
Probably my new favorite music festival. So this festival isn't really known on the east coast, but I am so happy I found it. We went in October, so the weather was perfect - warm day/cool night. Took a cab there, but you don't even have to because there is a free shuttle. Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, including the cops were super friendly. There is food and alcohol served throughout the entire day/night. Crazy, light sculptures (I have a picture of a giant lit up woman) and art in general surround the place. pretty blue lights lit up a back stage where a heart on fire kept patrons warm during the night. The groups were amazing. Beth Ditto from Gossip can sing like no other live. M83 had the craziest light show I had ever seen. Go on the ferris wheel during sunset. It is worth the $5 to get stuck at the top and watch the San Francisco skyline sunset. There are two stages, so someone is constantly performing. Great time overall.
Lucy A. Nov 6, 2012
One of the BEST festivals in SF. Still pretty small, so it's easy to catch every band, or get up front at one of the two stages. One of the best features of this festival is the silent disco which takes place under a canopy of trees, lit up with blue lights. It takes place at a great time in the year when the weather is usually pretty nice, but don't let that fool you - it's right on the water, so the evenings are ALWAYS freezzzzzzzing! The lineup is always a cool mix of little known and well known bands - and never miss the sunset performances!
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