Treasure Island Fest cancels 2019 edition, “on hiatus for the foreseeable future”
San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival has been officially canceled for 2019 and organizers says it is "on hiatus for the foreseeable future." The festival had a rough last few years, having had to relocate its 2016 edition at the last minute due to construction, and skipped 2017 entirely before returning in 2018. The festival started in 2007, originally on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay but moved to Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park for 2018. Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, who produce Treasure Island, wrote in a statement, "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."
Read their whole statement below.
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