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LAUNCH x Music lovers should check out Treasure Island Music Festival [Preview]

Attention all music lovers and festival fiends who enjoyed Sacramento’s LAUNCH x Music festival: San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF) will be taking place next weekend, Oct. 19-20. Similarly to Sacramento’s own LAUNCH x Music festival, TIMF offers revelers immersion in arts of fashion, music and interactive architecture.

The Treasure Chest includes an eclectic mix of Bay area vendors. Workshop SF will be hosting Camp D.I.Y., a craft lounge and art installation that will provide attendees with a creative atmosphere and the opportunity to make friendship bracelets, dream catchers, flower crowns and more. When the sun sets on the festival grounds, attendees get to view art installations including a light up jelly bloom field and the 60-foot tall ferris wheel that will be illuminated with lights. If you enjoyed LAUNCH x Music at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza, then you should definitely look into taking a weekend trip to the Bay because TIMF’s line up compliments the acts from LAUNCH.

LAUNCH x Music provided fans with slightly more acts, offering an eclectic mix of genres for the festival. TIMF really narrows in on the electronic and indie genres LAUNCH also displayed in their 2013 lineup.

The park opens on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:00 a.m. and Giraffage, a San Francisco sample-based pop DJ, will be kicking things off on the Bridge Stage at noon. The first day of the festival features electronic music group Major Lazer created by DJ and producer Diplo, known for their latest hit “Bubble But” and their first studio album, Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (2009). The electronic group is notorious for their moombahton house music beats.

Atoms for Peace will close out day one. The Los Angeles rock supergroup consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Joey Waronker of Beck and instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.

Sunday starts off with rock band Deep Sea Diver on the Bridge stage, followed by indie rock band IO Echo on the Tunnel Stage. STRFKR, an electronica band from Portland, will be making an appearance on the Bridge stage. The group originally formed as a solo project for Joshua Hodges and developed by making dance music that people can listen and sing along to. Musician Beck Hansen will finish off the weekend with his eclectic style. Beck exploded on the music scene in 1993 after his breakthrough single “Loser” was released. He began to gain recognition for his talent as a musician and mashing up various genres in one mix with an indie twist.

Treasure Island Music Festival is a great showcase of rising electronic and indie bands. The festival will also have a food and vendor experience, so no outside drinks will be permitted except for two factory sealed water bottles. Make sure to bring a valid ID, a blanket and a small backpack or bag for your festival essentials.

Transportation to the Island:

There will be no parking at Treasure Island unless you purchased an island parking pass. VIP and general admission tickets include shuttle to the island from the Graham Civic Auditorium that also offers complimentary valet bike parking.

Going from Sacramento: take I-80 W freeway to the Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Important Times:

10:00 AM – Box Office Opens
11:00 AM – Festival Gates Open
12:00 PM – Music Starts




Giraffage 12-12:40 PM (Bridge)
Antwon 12:40-1:10 PM (Tunnel)
Adult 1:15-2:00 (Bridge)
Robert Delong 2:00-2:40 PM (Tunnel)
Holy Ghost! 2:45-3:35 PM (Bridge)
Poolside 3:35-4:15 PM (Tunnel)
Disclosure 4:20-5:10 PM (Bridge)
DJ Falcon 5:10-5:50 PM (Tunnel)
Major Lazer 5:55-6:50 PM (Bridge)
Tricky 6:50-7:35 PM (Tunnel)
Little Dragon 7:40-8:35 PM (Bridge)
Phantogram 8:35-9:20 PM (Tunnel)
Atoms for Peace 9:25-10:55 PM (Bridge)


Deep Sea Diver 12-12:40 PM (Bridge)
IO Echo 12:40-1:20 PM (Tunnel)
Palma Violets 1:25-2:05 PM (Bridge)
Cayucas 2:05-2:45 PM (Tunnel)
Lord Huron 2:50-3:35 PM (Bridge)
Haim 3:35-4:15 PM (Tunnel)
STRFKR 4:20-5:10 PM (Bridge)
Real Estate 5:10-5:55 PM (Tunnel)
James Blake 6-6:50 PM (Bridge)
Japandroids 6:50-7:35 PM (Tunnel)
Animal Collective 7:40-8:30 PM (Bridge)
Sleigh Bells 8:30-9:15 PM (Tunnel)
Beck 9:20-10:35 PM (Bridge)

Buy Tickets here http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2013/tickets.php#timftix Two day general and single day VIP and general admission tickets are still available.

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About the author

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

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