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Treasure Island Music Festival - Behind The Scenes With the Pros

By Meagan Sargent

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With Treasure Island Music Festival less than two weeks away, Splash Magazines wanted to let our readers in on some vital information. Team Noise Pop has been producing the Treasure Island Music Festival for a total of six years. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, the two have produced yet another amazing festival. Splash Magazines recently got the ‘low down’ from a member from Team Noise Pop to get the: behind the scenes, new additions, and quite frankly awesome information to amp up festival goers for this year’s production to ensure you have an epic weekend!


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Sargent: Team Noise Pop, in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, has been producing the Treasure Island Music Festival for a while now. Being its sixth year, what are a few things that have been improved over the years?

Noise Pop: We’ve actually been really lucky since the first year. The festival has been a really high quality event and along with our partners (Another Planet Entertainment), we have been able to produce a large scale music festival. [Together] we have been able to make it a really pleasurable experience. One of the best things about the festival you don’t have to make choices between bands you would like to see. You will see each and every band, by staggering set times. You can wonder away and take part of the activities that we have on site. Treasure Island Music Festival is very convenient and a great value!


Sargent: Throughout the years what is the feedback that you get from attendees?

Noise Pop: People really enjoy our festival. The festival is really manageable. There is never really long waits for anything and navigation is easy because there is not that large of a crowd. I’d say there are about 13,000 people a day at the festival that ranges from the 18-35 age brackets.


Sargent: That’s great! What other activities will be on site?

Noise Pop: We have a lot of great activities on site. Of course we have the ferries wheel, if you want to take a break from the festival you can still hear the music but you’ll have a great view from the ferris wheel. We have a lot of interactive arts and crafts for all ages. For example we have a ‘do-it-yourself’ area that is always a huge hit. You can make beer cozies, sew t-shirts, and make other memorabilia from the weekend.


Night Time Dance Party!


Sargent: Any tips you have for first time festival goers?

Noise Pop: If you’re not from the bay area people should know to bring layers. October will be some of the best weather that San Francisco will have all year. It gets cold at night so you should bring warm clothing. Also, we have a whole vendor village full of amazing products, so you’ll want to make sure you bring cash. Oh, and the shuttle is really pretty fluent- I know some people worry about that.


Sargent: How do you prepare for such a big event?

Noise Pop: Team Noise Pop serves as a street marketing team and onsite volunteer program. It is a community made up of 100+ volunteers who are passionate about music and love being a part of live events. Team Noise Pop members help ensures the success of Noise Pop-related events through online promotion, flyers, and onsite assistance. Some of the membership benefits include free ticket giveaways, Noise Pop merchandise discounts, and a chance to be part of great festivals and events in the Bay Area.


Well there you have it folks! Be sure to constantly check the website for new additions and information (www.treasureislandfestival.com) as well as check for the set times. There will also be night shows every night, starting Thursday to amp up and serve as a pre-party for the festival! The 2012 Treasure Island Music Festival lineup of night shows include: the Presents, K.Flay, SBTRKT, Araabmuzik, and more. Check out the below videos for a taste of what the night shows as well as the fest itself will have to offer!






Published on Oct 02, 2012

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