Okayfuture's Guide to Treasure Island Music Festival

San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival is quickly approaching like the sea of fog so many of us in the Bay Area are accustomed to.  With eager ears and fingers crossed for good weather, this year at Treasure Island may be its best yet.  Let’s take a look at the history of Treasure Island, the Festival, and what/who to catch this weekend.

The Birth of Treasure Island

From 1936 to 1937, San Francisco built an island to host the Golden Gate International Exposition, thus spawning Treasure Island.  A few years later, in 1941, it was leased to the US Navy as a “reception center.”  In 2007, the Navy sold the island back to the city of San Francisco; that same year, Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment teamed up to produce the first ever Treasure Island Music Festival, which featured Thievery Corporation, DJ Shadow, and Cut Chemist. With such an amazing initial line-up, it is pretty clear why the festival has stuck around ever since.

And now, 2014

In its 8th year running, the Treasure Island Music Festival continues to impress. This year’s lineup includes Okayfuture favorites XXYYXX (Relief in Abstract), Ryan Hemsworth (Last Gang Records), Classixx (Kitsune Records), Chet Faker (Future Class/ Downtown), as well as , JungleBanks, and Outkast!

Tickets are still available on the official website, so if you happen to be in San Francisco from October 18 – 19, purchase yours today.  Listen to a selection of tracks from some of the performing artists below.


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