If an item in the news isn’t about Amanda Bynes’ downward spiral, then it’s probably about the unveiling of another music fest’s lineup (sorry, Afghanistan, it’s officially summer!). Today, we bring you the latter type of news with the announcement of San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival roster. At the top of the bill sit Beck, Atoms for Peace, and Animal Collective, with the likes of James Blake, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, and Real Estate peering up from just below.
The fest’s seventh outing will take place October 19-20 on the venerable Treasure Island. What makes Treasure Island special, though? In the spirit of being stereotypically San Franciscan, the fest features such amenities as a zero-emission shuttle to the island, bike valet, a 60-foot Ferris wheel, roaming performers, and a bevy of interactive art installations. I know, yawn, what else? Well, Treasure Island is distinct because its two-day lineup of acts (full list below) never once overlap, meaning if you’re in it for the long haul, you will see EVERY SINGLE BAND. Beats having to choose between Cayucas (they perform only using duck calls) and Deep Sea Diver (performing from underwater, quite a treat), that’s for sure!
I have no idea what the weather will be like in San Francisco in October, but it probably won’t be very autumnal, so if you’re looking for a break from all the gorgeous foliage and cool breezes in your neck of the woods, make your way to the Bay area for 2 days of music and fun.
Treasure Island Music Fest lineup:
Atoms for Peace
Deep Sea Diver
• Treasure Island Music Festival: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2013