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Treasure Island Festival - Day 1 photo gallery
The 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival, presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, is shaping up to be one of the year’s best live music events, celebrating the festival’s fifth anniversary with unmistakable panache. With headliners Death Cab For Cutie and Empire of the Sun, as well as sets by the likes of Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, Chromeo, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, St. Vincent and more, TIMF is the place to be for music lovers this fall. The confirmed performance schedule for the fifth annual Treasure Island Music Festival is now up at the fest’s official website HERE; details are also listed below. Bringing unparalleled access to music fans from across the globe, the Treasure Island Music Festival puts fans in the driver seat by staggering set times across two stages, ensuring no one performs at the same time, and providing uninterrupted music from all 26 acts at the festival.
In addition to these incredible bands, TIMF will be giving fans even more to enjoy between now and the festival when they present six very special night shows throughout SF. These shows will be headlined by the likes of hotly-tipped up-and-comers The Head and the Heart, acclaimed artist JFK of MSTRKRFT, Sweden’s own Jens Lekman, the acclaimed Bay Area artist Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, and woozy popsters The Drums.
Says Bryan Duquette, Festival Producer from Another Planet Entertainment, “Treasure Island Music Festival doesn’t only encompass the island, but the entire city of San Francisco for 3 days beginning Friday night with our first night show at The Independent. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival continues after the last note on the island back in San Francisco with more exciting night shows. It’s a full weekend of sonic bliss.”
Tickets for these shows are on sale NOW. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.treasureislandfestival.com. Show details are also below.
Selected for its stunning, picturesque views, Treasure Island lays just off the coast of Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay. When the festival of the same name began in 2007, it quickly became one of the premiere music events of the fall concert season thanks to its consistently fresh and exciting lineups (the festival has never repeated an act) and its intimate feel. A sellout crowd of just over 12,000 music fans per day descended on the decommissioned naval base last year to see headliners LCD Soundsystem and Belle & Sebastian. By splitting each day into genre-specific artists – the first day features dance/electronic artists, while the second features indie rock bands – the festival has previously hosted a wide range of acclaimed artists since its inception, including M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Belle & Sebastian, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, She & Him, Deadmau5, Broken Social Scene, The National, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Modest Mouse, The Raconteurs, Justice, Spoon, Thievery Corporation, Vampire Weekend, Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, The Decemberists and many more.