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PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

We are offering a limited amount of paid parking on the island. However due to traffic congestion and a shortage of parking, there will be no parking on Treasure Island, unless you have purchased an on island parking pass.

All general admission and VIP tickets include complimentary shuttle pick-up from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco to and from the festival site on Treasure Island. You DO NOT have to have tickets in hand to board the shuttle and you will be able to purchase tickets at the box office if they are still available. Shuttles will run on a continuous loop throughout the day beginning at 11:00am.

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is located at 99 Grove Street in the heart of San Francisco adjacent to a number of MUNI lines and the Civic Center BART station.

If you are planning on driving, parking is available at several lots in a three block radius of the Bill Graham Civic, including the Civic Center Garage which is adjacent to the BGC. The garage entrance is off of McAllister Street between Polk Street and Larkin Street. Parking rates vary.

Motorcycles will also require a parking pass for on island parking.

Ticket holders picking up their tickets at Will Call on the island will not need to present tickets to board the shuttle.

Valet Bike Parking will be provided at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Think of it like a coat check for bikes—you don't need to worry about the safety of your bike while you are out enjoying the music. Just park your wheels at the Civic Auditorium valet, ride a bus to the island, and then turn in your claim check when you get back.

Please visit our transportation page for the full information on getting to the festival.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Times (October 19–20 only)

10:00AM – Box Office opens at Treasure Island
10:30AM – Parking at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco opens
11:00AM – Festival gates open
12:00PM – Music starts

BOX OFFICE HOURS

BOX OFFICE HOURS

The box office, located on Treasure Island, will be open for will call pick up and sales during the following times:

Friday, October 18th: 12PM until 6PM
Saturday, October 19th: 10AM until 9PM
Sunday, October 20th: 10AM until 9PM

WORDS OF WISDOM

Don't litter! - There will be waste reclamation stations located throughout the site for waste, compostables and recyclables.
Keep all valuables with you at all times. There will be a Lost & Found available at the general information tent.
For your safety, absolutely no weapons or illegal substances will be permitted.

REFUND POLICY

There will be no refunds. The Festival is rain or shine.

RE-ENTRY POLICY

There will be no re-entry into the festival.

ADA INFO

There are ADA Access Viewing Platforms located at each of the two stages. Please note that they have limited capacity and are available on a first come, first served basis. ADA accessible restrooms are available at the ends of each row of restrooms and behind the Access Viewing Platforms.

CHILDREN

Children 2 years old and under admitted free, however, no strollers are allowed.

SCHEDULE

A full schedule will be posted on the website the week prior to the festival.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sunscreen, Hats, Sunglasses, Earplugs
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras (All unapproved cameras will be asked to check their battery at the information tent)
  • (2) Factory sealed bottles of water (non-glass containers)
  • Small backpacks or bags
  • Blankets, beach towels
  • Valid Driver's License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Weapons of ANY kind
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Illegal Substances
  • Large coolers
  • Hard sided coolers
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Pets
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
  • Instruments
  • Chains/Chain Wallets
  • Chairs
  • Large backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • Audio/video recording equipment
  • No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
  • Strollers

MEDICAL AND WELL BEING

For those requiring medical assistance, there will be clearly marked medical tents available on site.

Anyone bringing medication or a syringe for medical purposes will need to show your medication, prescription and a photo ID.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Reasonably priced food (including vegetarian/vegan options) and drinks will be available on-site.

ATM

There will be a number of ATMs on the festival grounds.

HOTELS

Effortlessly fusing sophisticated and cutting-edge aesthetics with state-of-the-art amenities, Hotel Zetta is an urban retreat which authentically connects with San Francisco’s famously hip music community. Travelers visiting San Francisco for TIMF 2013 will find Hotel Zetta’s convenient downtown location (5 minutes from Bay Bridge to Treasure Island), modern yet relaxed guestrooms, and chic lobby lounge and Playroom to be the ideal choice to power up before and reboot after the show.

Hotel Zetta is proud to partner with TIMF 2013. Enter promo code TIMF at hotelzetta.com for 15% off of their best available rate.


Need a place to stay during the festival?

We'd like to thank our hotel partner, The Mosser for supporting the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival. The central downtown location is walkable to the shuttle pick up at Bill Graham Civic Auditorum and within a block of BART. As a bonus, the hotel is offering a deluxe room for $189 per night to all festival goers—just mention the Treasure Island Music Festival when booking.

CAMPING ON TREASURE ISLAND

There is no camping on the island, there are camping locations in San Francisco and in the nearby Marin Headlands. You can download a guide here or you can check out other Bay Area campgrounds here.

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

For great prices on 2007–2012 Treasure Island Music Festival merchandise, visit our store here.

Treasure Chest

In addition to all of the fantastic music, we always like to provide tons of other fun at the festival, and this year is certainly no exception. Our beacon, the spectacular 60-foot Century Ferris Wheel, will be surrounded by our ever-changing eclectic mix of interactive art installations and roaming performers. Below are just a few of the diverse offerings:

The Porch Stage will again be entertaining the Cove, with three incredibly fun acts, playing from 3pm onward on Saturday and 1:25pm on Sunday.

Saturday, October 19th

Diamond Dave - Dave Hosley has made his living playing the drums and singing in various rock and Top 40 bands up until 1986 when he headed west to San Francisco to try his hand as a solo entertainer, singing and playing the keyboard. Known for playing songs everyone knows and loves, Dave mixes the classics with today’s hits, and he always takes requests from the audience.

Sunday, October 20th

With 25 studio albums, over 100 million albums sold worldwide and endless awards won including most recently the 2013 Billboard Icon Award, The Purple Ones was formed in April 2012 to pay homage to one of the most well known musicians spanning over multiple decades, the incredible songwriting, musicianship and over the top legendary performances of The Purple One himself…PRINCE!

The Jerk Church will be at the Porch Sunday morning to break bread, share a cup and a song. Jerk Church is a creative musical learning community for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Camp D.I.Y. presented by Workshop SF is back. Part grown-up summer camp, part arts & crafts lounge and part art installation, dozens of San Francisco’s creatives will show you how to get your hands dirty and make stuff like dream catchers, friendship bracelets, wood cut wearable art, screen printing, flower crowns, nail art, letterpress, hand sewn beer koozies, patches and much, much more. To round out your summer camp experience, Alite will be hosting field day racing and games all weekend. Kelly Malone, Antlre Creative and over a dozen woodworkers and artists will be transforming the space into a camp wonderland, thank to generous materials donations by Building Resources. Just look for the camp outfits, tube socks, short shorts and all the fun!

As always, our Treasure Chest vendor village will feature an eclectic mix of Bay Area crafters displaying their unique festival fare.

The (Transport)ation Galleries will return again giving you a chance to explore four walls of eclectic and quirky wonder.

Also not to be missed—Knit Bombing, Lillies Gigantium, and the Shelter Co. Lounge where you can have a true glamping experience. At night, the sculptural installations illuminate: Sugar Cubes will light up the Silent Frisco, The Flaming Lotus Girls’ Merope creates a fiery centerpiece in the Cove, and look up to catch the Balloon Chains as they flow with the wind.

And, not to be missed, Nelson Loskamp will tape you down, tape your eyes and mouth shut and hack at your hair with sound-wired scissors blasted through his amplifier backpack. The result is symphonic waves of sound as your hair is brilliantly transformed—all at no cost to you!

ArtIsMobilUs, the mobile art gallery and arts incubator will be presenting and facilitating the collaborative "Treasure Wall" for everyone to collaborate and create together. What do you Treasure most? Paint it, or write it and collaborate on this wall as we all make a masterpiece together.

Follow us on Twitter and don’t miss the Robot Dance Parties, Hula Hoopers, Stilters and Bubbles as well as the many roaming characters hiding around every corner.

Bridge Stage visuals between sets provided by DUBBO Studios.

Can’t wait for Festival time? Special Star campers can get involved early by registering for camp at info@workshopsf.org (must have purchased a TIMF ticket to attend). Send in your name and more information will be sent soon.

If you would like to partner, sponsor a craft or donate supplies, please contact Kelly@workshopsf.org.

Stay tuned for more information on our exciting attractions.

Transportation

COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE

All general admission and VIP tickets include complimentary shuttle pick-up from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco to and from the festival site on Treasure Island. You DO NOT have to have tickets in hand to board the shuttle and you will be able to purchase tickets at the box office if they are still available. Shuttles will run on a continuous loop throughout the day beginning at 11:00am.

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is located at 99 Grove Street in the heart of San Francisco adjacent to a number of MUNI lines and the Civic Center BART station.

If you are planning on driving, parking is available at several lots in a three block radius of the Bill Graham Civic, including the Civic Center Garage which is adjacent to the BGC. The garage entrance is off of McAllister Street between Polk Street and Larkin Street. Parking rates vary.

TAKE A FLYWHEEL TAXI

Use the awesome Flywheel app to hail a taxi from inside your house. You'll see your taxi approach on the map, and in just minutes a real, licensed taxi will be at your door to whisk you away to the Civic Center shuttle—or all the way to the island. Get Flywheel on iTunes or Google Play. Use promo code TIMF13 for $20 of free rides!

BIKE VALET

Valet Bike Parking will be provided at BGC. Think of it like a coat check for bikes—you don't need to worry about the safety of your bike while you are out enjoying the music, just park your wheels at the Civic Auditorium valet, ride a bus to the island, and then turn in your claim check when you get back.

PARKING ON THE ISLAND

We are offering a limited amount of paid parking on the island. However due to traffic congestion and a shortage of parking, there will be no parking on Treasure Island, unless you have purchased an on island parking pass. This applies to cars, motorcycles, vans, etc.

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ADA PARKING

There is limited disabled-designated parking available on Treasure Island on a first-come, first serve basis. You must have a State issued placard to park in these spaces. Be prepared to present a driver's license or other ID at the entry point to disabled-designated parking that proves the placard was issued to you. Please e-mail ahoy@treasureislandfestival.com for more information and directions.

There is an ADA accessible shuttle running to and from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to the island and back.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Muni 108 Stops on Treasure Island. Plan your trip at 511.org.

BOATING TO TREASURE ISLAND

The Treasure Island Marina has a limited number of guest slips, or you can anchor out and dinghy over to the Marina. The Marina is a short walk to the festival site—visit treasure-isle.com for more information. You will NOT be able to anchor near the festival site—it is dangerously close to the Treasure Island boulder retaining wall and you will not be able to see into the Festival site.

Party Boating to Treasure Island

The Bold Italic are throwing a party on a boat. Catch it in San Francisco at the Ferry Building or in Oakland's Jack London Square. Get on board early and receive a limited edition t-shirt from San Franpsycho. There are plenty of ticket options available here.

Greening

Hosting a festival at such a beautiful site reminds us all of the importance of minimizing our carbon footprint. We work diligently to decrease our emissions, divert our waste, and offset our impact. The last six years we have been able to divert up to 3/4 of our entire festival waste to recycling and compost, and with your help we can do even better this year!

Here are just some of our Greening Initiatives for Treasure Island 2013:

REDUCING EMISSIONS

Biodiesel generators - Fueled with B20, a mix of 20% biodiesel, 80% diesel, which reduces emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.

Check out our comprehensive online guide to find out about traveling to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium by foot, bike, BART, and MUNI. Please utilize this guide to further reduce your own carbon footprint.

Valet Bike Parking will be provided at BGC. Think of it like a coat check for bikes—you don't need to worry about the safety of your bike while you are out enjoying the music, just park your wheels at the Civic Auditorium valet, ride a bus to the island, and then turn in your claim check when you get back.

REDUCING WASTE

Our Refillable Water Program greatly reduces plastic bottle consumption. The festival will offer two different refillable spring water options—you can purchase a TIMF branded stainless steel water bottle at the water station or merchandise tent and receive free refills of spring water all weekend, or bring your own water bottle from home and purchase refills for $1.

Clean Vibes, an organization dedicated to diverting as much of the festival's waste from the landfill as possible, will stage reclamation stations with clearly marked compost, recycling, and trash bins throughout the event site. Festival volunteers will guide audience members on which kinds of trash belong in which bins.

All printed materials are on recycled paper.

Recycled napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper used throughout the site.

Compostable plastic cups, plates, and utensils available at all concessions.

Global Inheritance sails to the Treasure Island Music Festival looking to trade with festival goers. Instead of plague-infested rats, this vessel will be jam packed with band merch, music, skate decks, backpacks, jackets, hydration bags, concert tickets + other trophy booty that’s available to all recyclers and composters. All you need a little motivation and enough stamina to pick up lost bottles/cans/biodegradable cups found on the open grounds. What better way to spend your time between band sets.

Need more info? Visit www.globalinheritance.org.
If you’re interested in volunteering, email info@globalinheritance.org

Volunteer

Want to get involved with Treasure Island? Clean Vibes is reaching out for greening volunteers to help manage responsible waste disposal during the festival. Part of a day "trash talking" will earn you a ticket! For more information and volunteer details check out cleanvibes.com.

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