This past weekend the San Francisco Bay Area played host to the 5th annual Treasure Island Music Festival. When arriving at the two-day festival we were greeted with great weather to go along with the festival atmosphere. The producers – Noise Pop in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment – did a great job adding fun elements to the fest to compliment a great line-up. This included a Ferris wheel, giant pirate ship, dancing space creatures, illuminated jellyfish and a silent disco that ran from start to finish each day.
With such a solid festival bill, I did not expect it to be at such an intimate venue. Walking between the two stages took only a couple of minutes and with no overlapping sets it was possible to easily catch every artist at the festival. A highlight for me was view of the San Francisco skyline that served as a backdrop to Tunnel Stage.
Saturday hosted predominantly electronic and hip-hop artists. There was not a short supply of dance parties as the day featured artists Yacht, The Naked and Famous, Dizzee Rascal, Chromeo, Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun.
Overall, the weekend turnout at the festival was extremely strong and it appeared that they were near selling out Saturday night. I expect this festival to be around for many more years, I’m just hoping that they can keep it on Treasure Island as the demand grows.