Treasure Island Music Festival

Full Schedule for 2016 & Tips to Attend this SF Event

Head over to Treasure Island on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 for the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. During this two-day event you can catch up to thirteen bands a day. This year's headliners include Sigur Ros, Ice Cube, James Blake, Purity Ring, and Zhu.

The festival is on hiatus indefinately. Due to development on the island, there is no longer a place for them to host this festival. Stay tuned for more details.

In addition to the music, this festival also offers other fun activities including a 60-Foot Century Ferris Wheel, roaming performers, and dozens of interactive art installations. You will also find additional music and entertainment at the Porch Stage and Silent Disco.

Reasonably priced food and beverages are for sale throughout the festival.

Full Musical Lineup

This year's artists take the stage at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. The headliners for each day end at around 10:45pm.

Here is the full lineup for the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival:

  • Sigur Ros
  • Ice Cube
  • James Blake
  • Purity Ring
  • Zhu
  • Glass Animals
  • Tycho
  • Duke Dumont
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Young Thug
  • Flight Facilities
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Stormzy
  • Neon Indian
  • Wild Nothing
  • Mura Masa
  • Deafheaven
  • Kelela
  • How to Dress Well
  • Honne
  • Hinds
  • Car Seat Headrest
  • Day Wave
  • Kamaiyah

Ticketing Information

The 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival offers two-day passes and VIP passes. Click the link below to pick up your passes today!

Other Important Information

What to Bring

You will find almost everything you need inside the Treasure Island Music Festival. However, here are a few additional things you should consider bringing along with you.

  • Sun Protection: Don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

  • Cameras: The festival does allow photography for noncommercial uses.

  • Water: You are allowed to bring two factory-sealed bottles of water (plastic only, no glass).

  • Small Backpacks or Bags: You can also bring in small backpacks or bags to carry all of your goodies.

  • Blankets or Beach Towels: You will want to bring these along to sit on during the performances. Chairs are not allowed at this year's festival.

  • Warm Clothing: The temperature drops at night, so make sure you bring along a jacket or other warm clothing for the cooler evening hours.

Items Not Allowed

You will need to go through a quick screening when you arrive. Please leave the following items at home as festival security will not allow you into the venue with them.

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Large or hard-sided coolers
  • Picnic baskets
  • Pets
  • Strollers
  • Glass containers
  • Alcohol (you can buy this at the festival)
  • Umbrellas
  • Large backpacks
  • Professional video or camera equipment (unless pre-approved before you arrive)

How to Get to Treasure Island

Free Shuttle from SF

The best way to get to the Treasure Island Music Festival is to take their free shuttle from San Francisco. It picks up and drops off at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in SF's Civic Center neighborhood.

These shuttles run on a continuous loop starting at 11am on both Saturday and Sunday. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium can be accessed by taking BART or SF's underground Muni trains to the Civic Center stations. From here, it's a three to four block walk. This is the easiest route for those staying in Union Square.

For those in Fisherman's Wharf, you can take the F Streetcar to Market and Van Ness or the 47 or 49 buses to Civic Center (get out at McAllister stop, you will see City Hall across the street). The bus will take less time, so that's your best bet. From the bus stop, walk one block south and one block east to find Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Public Transit

You can also take public transit directly to Treasure Island.

From Union Square: You can pick up the 38 bus at Union Square on O'Farrell and Powell Street. Take it five stops to the Beale and Mission Street stop. Walk to the 108 bus stop on Beale and Folsom Street. Take this 5 stops to Treasure Island.

From Fisherman's Wharf: Take the F Streetcar at Beach and Mason Streets to the stop at Market and Drumm Streets. Walk one block east and two blocks south to reach the corner of Beach and Folsom Streets. Take the 108 bus 5 stops to Treasure Island.

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