Is it actually almost autumn already? Apparently so — the Treasure Island Music Festival is already upon us, Oct. 15 and 16, featuring headliners Death Cab For Cutie and Empire of the Sun.
And this morning at 10 a.m., Another Planet Entertainment is putting a limited amount of early-bird, two-day ticket packages on sale for a bargain-basement price of $99. Once those are gone, two-day advances will be available at $115, then two-day regular sets at $125, plus VIP packages at $219.
These and single-day ducats go on sale on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. — general admission one-day tickets are $69.50; VIPS at $119.50. Two-day parking passes will also be on sale at $50, single day, $25. Everything can be snagged through www.treasureislandfestival.com.
So what, exactly, will you be receiving in exchange?
Here’s the rundown:
Saturday, Oct. 15: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Cheomeo, Dizzee Rascal, Flying Lotus, Buraka Som Sistema, Battles, The Naked & Famous, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, Aloe Blacc, Geographer.
Sunday, Oct. 16: Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Friendly Fires, St. Vincent, The Head And The Heart, Wild Beasts, Warpaint, The Antlers, Thee Oh Sees and Weekend.
High points, of course, being ex-Sleepy Jackson mainman Luke Steele’s brilliant Aussie outfit Empire of the Sun, along with New Zealand’s great Naked & Famous, plus great new British acts like Friendly Fires, Dizzee Rascal and the brilliant Wild Beasts. Not to mention always-entertaining American acts like Warpaint, Beach House and The Hold Steady.
Better dig up that chest full of doubloons, matey! It is, indeed, Treasure Island time!