Treasure Island Music Festival | 2008 Lineup Announced


Announced late last week, the Treasure Island Music Festival lineup looks pretty exciting, especially for someone like me who just moved to the Bay Area. I don’t remember hearing much about this last year but this year looks like a doozy. Check out the lineup…

Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco, CA

TV on the Radio
Hot Chip
Aesop Rock
Amon Tobin
Mike Relm
Nortec: Bostich + Fussible

The Raconteurs
Tegan & Sara
Vampire Weekend
Okkervil River
Tokyo Police Club
The Kills
Dr. Dog
John Vanderslice
The Dodos
Fleet Foxes

More TBA

Info (via JamBase): Treasure Island Music Festival runs from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. Single day tickets cost $65.00. Two-day tickets cost $115.00. There will also be a limited quantity of VIP tickets sold as a four-pack, which includes four VIP tickets to one day of the festival, one VIP parking spot on the island, preferred viewing area, VIP Lounge with full bar and other amenities for $445.00. Treasure Island Music Festival mailing list members will have access to the presale for Two-Day Tickets beginning Thursday, May 29 at 10 a.m. You will receive the presale password and link in an email on Wednesday, May 28. There will be a limited number of early bird Two-Day Tickets for $99 during the presale. Sign up for the mailing list to get the presale password.

I’ll definitely be there for this. Day one features one of my iPod favorites for the past year or so: TV on the Radio. These guys have a haunting sound that just becomes so infectious to me, and I end up getting struck on a few of their tracks before moving on days later. It just really grabs me. Plus, I’m excited about getting to see new stuff for me like Justice, Hot Chip and CSS.

Day two is an obviously strong one with The Raconteurs slotted as the headliners, and add Fleet Foxes, Spiritualized and Tokyo Police Club and I’m set. I’ll wonder if Vampire Weekend is worth skipping, then I’ll let go off my nonconformist side and just enjoy the light, airy pop music (with African rhythms! it’s world music!). I really can’t wait for this festival, though. We’ll be planning on covering this day in and day out.