Treasure Island Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012Treasure Island Festival takes place on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

Treasure Island Festival 2012 dates – 13th to 14th October

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Girl Talk, The Presets, Porter Robinson, Public Enemy, SBTRKT, Tycho, Araabmuzik, Matthew Dear, Toro Y Moi, Grimes, The Coup, K.Flay, Dirty Ghosts

The xx, M83, Gossip, Best Coast, Joanna Newsom, Divine Fits, Youth Lagoon, Los Campesinos!, The War on Drugs, Ty Segall, Wild Belle, Hospitality, Imperial Teen, The Neighbourhood

The History of Treasure Island Festival
The Treasure Island Music Festival is an annual 2-day music festival that takes place on Treasure Island, California, located in the San Francisco Bay. The festival is produced by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment. The first day of the festival consists of Electronica and Hip Hop/Rap influenced performers while the second day consists of Rock and Indie rock influenced performers. Each day the sets are split between two separate, nearby stages, however the performances are staggered such that attendees can listen to every performer. Typically, the northernmost stage is the main stage on which the headliner plays.

The music festival is noted to be rain or shine. Although the weather in the San Francisco Bay Area is typically mild, rain and wind in autumn is not uncommon and poses a challenge to both attendees and performers.

Parking on the island is limited and as such, each year the majority of private vehicles are left in the parking lot of AT&T Park and a shuttle service is provided to the island. The organizers also claim this reduces traffic congestion on the island. The Treasure Island Music Festival has also been noted for its emphasis on reducing carbon emissions: organizers provide zero emission bus services to the island from the city of San Francisco and emphasize the use of composting.

Treasure Island Festival Line Up – 2011
Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Chromeo, Dizzee Rascal, Flying Lotus, Buraka Som Sistema, Battles, The Naked & Famous, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, Aloe Blacc, Geograph, Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, St. Vincent, The Head and the Heart, Wild Beasts, Warpaint, The Antlers, Thee Oh Sees, Weekend

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