SAN FRANCISCO—The Treasure Island Music Festival, founded in 2007, returned to San Francisco this weekend. In 2015, San Francisco natives and visitors took in the sounds of headliners: Deadmau5, The National, Chvrches, and FKA Twigs during the mid-October weekend.
The festival moved to the eastern shore for 2016, and The Blah Blah Blah stage, hosted by Funny or Die, is not present this year. The Silent Disco stage is still available, which allows attendees to listen to different artists performing through headphones, alleviating the battle of sounds across the venue.
This year’s event includes headliners such as James Blake, Glass Animals, Ice Cube, Zhu, Sigur Ros, and Purity Ring. Officials are expecting about 15,000 people to attend the Treasure Island Music Festival for the last time on the island. The location of next year’s festival has not yet been announced.
TIMF has a much smaller space than festivals like Coachella or Outside Lands (both have maximum capacities upwards of 75,000). Those attending are able to watch the majority of performances since Treasure Island Music Festival has only three stages: Bridge, Tunnel, and Silent Disco.
The event kicked off on Saturday, October 15 and will last until Sunday, October 16.