Treasure Island Music Festival has officially canceled its 2019 edition and is “on hiatus for the foreseeable future.” As one of the Bay Area’s favorite boutique festivals, Treasure Island Music Festival skipped 2017 but returned in 2018 after a year hiatus. In 2016, the first day of the Treasure Island music festival was influenced by the havoc of weather. It was reported there were huge delays because of inclement rain. Before that, technical problems in construction forced the relocation at the last minute in the same year.
The two-day music festival was first taking place on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay in 2007, then it decided to relocate to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland last year. The 2018 lineup featured Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Diplo, Pusha T, Courtney Barnett, Diplo, Silk City, Lord Huron, Sharon Van Etten, Santigold, Soccer Mommy and more, leaving a series of unforgettable performances.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, the organizers from Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment made a statement as follow:
To our Treasure Island Music Festival family,
It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing today that the 2019 festival has officially been canceled and is on hiatus for the foreseeable future.
Over the past 12 years, TIMF has worked hard to bring music fans an amazing and memorable experience every fall, and we couldn’t be prouder of what our teams created together. Since inception, the event has brought the Bay Area an inclusive festival-going experience filled with a unique and dynamic music lineup of performers from across the globe, while taking place in one of the most beautiful festival destinations in the world. Bringing the festival back to life last year following the relocation was a massive undertaking, but with the new issues facing the site location, we feel strongly as though putting on a festival to the degree for which our fans have come to expect over the past decade is simply not possible.
We understand that some of our fans may feel upset by this news – don’t worry, you aren’t alone as this has been an extremely tough decision to make for our teams as well after having built this festival up to be the amazing event is it today. But the good news is that there are still countless opportunities to support local musicians and local events! Whether it’s a festival like Outside Lands or Noise Pop Festival, or any of the hundreds of concerts both Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop bring to the greater Bay Area each year, there are still tons of opportunities to show support and give back to our amazing community in SF.
As they say, it’s time for this ship to sail off into the sunset.
Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment