Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Spoon, M.I.A., and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are among artists set to perform at the inaugural Treasure Island Music Festival, slated for Sept 15 & 16 on a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay. The newfound festival, created by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, will focus on electronic music Saturday Sept. 15, offering sets from Thievery Corporation, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Gotan Project, M.I.A., Ghostland Observatory, and Zion I while day two, Sunday Sept. 16, will feature sets from aforementioned indie rock acts — Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Spoon, M.I.A., and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — plus M. Ward and Earlimart. In addition, there will also be a stage featuring sets from local acts both days of the weekend festival.
“San Francisco does not currently have a diverse, indie-leaning outdoor event in or near the city,” said Noise Pop co-owner Jordan Kurland. “Our goal with Treasure Island is to establish a festival that mirrors what we’ve been able to accomplish with Noise Pop in the last 15 years: to present important, independently minded artists in a tasteful manner while providing a great experience for both the artists and fans.” Tickets for the event will be available starting June 24 via Ticketmaster and will run $58.50 a day or $110 for two-day passes.
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