What Is Treasure Island Music Festival?

Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF) is an annual two-day festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. Performers at the festival are traditionally a mixture of hip-hop, electronic, and indie rock. It historically takes place in September or October. Between 2007 and 2016 the festival took place on the San Francisco Bay island called Treasure Island. The festival organizers took 2017 off to regroup and in 2018 moved to Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018

Treasure Island Music Festival is notable for booking performers who might be on the cusp of breaking out. Festival-goers are likely to see an opener at TIMF who will be a hot ticket at other festivals the following year. The festival has shifted over the years to include bigger headliners like Sigur Ros in 2016 and Deadmau5 in 2015.

TIMF is a relaxed music festival experience. Like many festivals, Treasure Island has two stages, but those stages are staggered so performances aren’t competing. This removes the common festival frustration of choosing between two bands who might overlap.

What can we expect for TIMF 2018?

The Dates: October 13-14

The Tickets: Two-day general admission and VIP tickets were put on sale May 18 at noon. TIMF uses a tiered system and as each tier sells out the tickets get more expensive.

Where To Buy: https://www.treasureislandfestival.com

General Admission:



TIER 3 – REGULAR – $185


These tickets include access to the “preferred viewing area” next to the main stage, a tented lounge featuring a full bar, special VIP food options, and private bathrooms.



TIER 3 – REGULAR – $345

The Acts:

Day-to-day lineups haven’t been announced but TIMF typically has mostly rock day (usually Sunday) and a mostly electronic/hip-hop day (usually Saturday).

Tame Impala • A$AP Rocky • Silk City (Diplo + Mark Ronson) • Lord Huron • Santigold • Courtney Barnett • Jungle • Pusha T • Sharon Van Etten • Aminé • Cigarettes After Sex • Hiatus Kaiyote • Laff Trax (Toro y Moi x Nosaj Thing) • U.S. Girls • Moses Sumney • Alex Cameron • Polo & Pan • Pond • Shame • George Fitzgerald (LIVE) • Soccer Mommy • serpentwithfeet • JPEGMAFIA • Gilligan Moss

Who Produces Treasure Island Music Festival?

Treasure Island Music Festival is produced by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment. Noise Pop is best known for the annual Bay spanning Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival. Another Planet Entertainment is a more traditional event producer booking acts at venues around the Bay Area year round. They also produce Golden Gate Park’s annual music festival Outside Lands.

Who has performed during previous years of Treasure Island Music Festival?


The first large-scale event on Treasure Island since the 1939 World’s Fair.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2007 TIMF


Thievery Corporation, Gotan Project, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, M.I.A., Ghostland Observatory, Kinky, Zion I, Kid Beyond, Dengue Fever, West Indian Girl, Mocean Worker, Honeycut.


Modest Mouse, Spoon, Built To Spill, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, M. Ward, Two Gallants, Earlimart, Au Revoir Simone, Film School, The Devil Makes Three, Sea Wolf, Street to Nowhere, Trainwreck Riders


Treasure Island Music Festival 2008 TIMF

Justice, TV On the Radio, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS), Antibalas, Aesop Rock, Amon TObin, Foals, Mike Relm, Nortec Collective, Loquat, Chester French, The Frail


The Raconteurs, Tegan and Sara, Vampire Weekend, Spiritualized, Okkervil River, Tokyo Police Club, The Kills, Dr. Dog, John Vanderslice, The Dodos, Fleet Foxes, The Morning Benders, Port O’Brien, Or The Whale


First sell out year.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2009


MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Brazilian Girls, The Streets, Passion Pit, LTJ Bukem feat. MC Conrad, DJ Krush, Fredrico Aubele, Dan Deacon, Murs, Crown City Rockers, The Limousines,


The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Yo la Tengo, The Walkmen, Bob Mould, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Vetiver, Spiral Stairs, Sleepy Sun, Tommy Guerrero, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


The cold year. If you live in the Bay Area you know our summer falls between September and October. You can depend on some of the hottest days of the year. Except in 2010 when the sundresses and shorts were exchanged for hoodies and flannels.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2010


LCD Soundsystem, Deadmau5, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Miike Snow, !!!, Die Antwoord, Little Dragon, Four Tet, Holy Fuck, Phantogram, Jamaica, Wallpaper, Maus Haus


Belle & Sebatian, The National, Broken Social Scene, She & Him, Superchunk, Rogue Wave, Surfer Blood, Ra Ra Riot, Monotonix, The Sea and Cake, Phosphorescent, Papercuts, The Mumlers


Treasure Island Music Festival 2011


Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Chromeo, Death From Above 1979, Battles, Dizzee Rascal, Flying Lotus, Yacht, The Naked & Famous, Aloe Blacc, Shabazz Palaces, Buraka Som Sistema, Geographer


Death Cab for Cuties, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House, The Hold Steady, The Head and the Heart, St. Vincent, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Friendly Fire, Wild Beasts, Warpaint, The Antlers, Thee Oh Sees, Weekend


Treasure Island Music Festival 2012


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


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


Treasure Island Music Festival 2013


Atoms for Peace, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!, Danny Brown, DJ Falcon, Poolside, Adult., Robert DeLong, Giraffage, Atnwon


Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Sleigh Bells, STRFKR, Lord Huron, Japandroids, Real Estate, Haim, Palma Violets, Cayucas, IO Echo, Deep Sea Diver


Treasure Island Music Festival 2014


Outkast, Zedd, Janelle Monáe, St. Lucia, Jungle, MØ, Classixx, Ryan Hemsworth, Ana Tijoux, XXYYXX, Ratking, Tobacco, Painted Palms


Massive Attack, alt-J, TV on the Radio, The New Pornographer, Washed Out, Banks, Poliça, The Growlers, Chet Faker, Ásgeir, Bleached, Cathedrals


Final year on Treasure Island’s Great Lawn.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015


Deadmau5, FKA twigs, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), STS9, Run The Jewels, Gorgon City, Hudson Mohawke, Cashmere Cat, Viceroy, Shamir, Bob Moses, Skylar Spence, Baio


The National, CHVRCHES, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Panda Bear, Jose Gonzalez, Deerhunter, Drive Like Jehu, Ex Hex, Mikal Cronin, Lower Dens, Viet Cong, Ought


The year of rain and wind. This year saw epic rain storms that delayed flights, forced cancellations, formed mud pits, and created a small cluster of Internet cranks who will never forgive TIMF organizers for not having control over the weather (and legitimate complaints from bands who were asked to perform in inclement weather).

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016


Ice Cube, ZHU, Glass Animals, Young Thug, The Polish Ambassador, Mura Masa, How to Dress Well, Honne, Sofu Tukker, Kamaiyah, Worthy


Sigur Ros, Purity Ring, Tycho, Mac DeMarco, Sylvan Esso, Neon Indian

Christine and the Queens, Wild Nothing, Deafheaven, Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Day Wave




treasure island music festival

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