Forget sex and drugs; these days, it is possible to overdose on music festivals. This Summer, you could probably attend a different fest every weekend and discover something new every time. Meanwhile, I've just been pining for the amazing shows I'm missing in countless other cities.
So, I'm delighted to announce that on Sept. 15 and 16, I'll be attending San Francisco's very own Treasure Island Festival in its inaugural year and bringing you all sorts of coverage of the superb lineup.
Held on an under-utilized island in the Bay and presented by the folks behind Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, the two-day festival is cleverly split into a electronic day and a rock-centric day, each one featuring 14 bands. Treasure Island is also making a major effort to be green: The festival will offer zero-emissions shuttles from San Francisco to the island, which looks like this:
But the most exciting part, of course, is the music. For more details and my must-see bands,
I can't wait to see sassy hip-hopper MIA do her thing live, and I hope to find some new favorites too. I'm not all that familiar with Ghostland Observatory, but I have a good friend who claims that seeing them in concert is a near-religious experience. Here's the full lineup:
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist
West Indian Girl
Built To Spill
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Au Revoir Simone
Devil Makes Three
Street To Nowhere
If you're interested in attending, tickets are available online for $58.50 per day or $110 for a two-day pass. Tell me which artists you're most interested in hearing about, and I'll be sure to tell you all about the shows.