If You Missed California’s Treasure Island Music Festival…


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Treasure Island exists as the middle child of Bay Area music festivals. It pulls typically bigger names than the city wide Noise Pop, but lacks the depth of the summer’s most popular festival, Outside Lands. Regardless of stature, the festival creates a unique atmosphere for the city’s music lovers.

SEE ALSO: 14 Things We Loved At Outside Lands This Year

Located on an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay, which was previously used as a site for the World’s Fair and is now a California Historical Landmark. Treasure Island serves as one of the world’s most scenic venues, sitting directly across from the city’s skyline. The two-day festival distinguishes its Saturday and Sunday crowds through two distinctly different types of music each day. The Saturday features some of the world’s most popular dance, electronic, and rap acts. This year featured performances by deadmau5, FKA TWIGS, STS9, and a debut performance from new project Big Grams, which is made up of members of the band Phantogram and rapper Big Boi. Sunday tones down the hype, featuring rock and roll and other popular alternative artists. This year had performances from The National, Chvrches, and Father John Misty.

Aside from the live music, the festival boasts a collection of some of the city’s most well known food and art vendors. It also had a bar in a boat, a silent disco, a comedy tent hosted by Funny or Die, and a Ferris wheel, which takes passengers on a trip over the festival and city lights.


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