By Alyssa Pereira

Treasure Island Music Festival begins this weekend, so it’s about time we start packing our day bag and prepping for some all-day music.

This year’s fest touts headliners like Outkast, Alt-J, Zedd, and Massive Attack, so we’re already getting ready for some marathon partying.

Here are a few things to consider before heading into the weekend’s festival.

What’s the weather going to be like?

The weather is currently supposed to be partly cloudy, with a high of 69 degrees and a chance of rain on Saturday. Check back here for the hyper local forecast.

How am I getting there?

You have several options:

You can drive, but you’ll need to purchase a parking pass. If you do not have one, you WILL NOT be able to park on the island.

You can take their complimentary shuttle from Civic Center’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove Street). If you’re coming from outside the city, you can take BART and disembark at the Civic Center station to get there—it’s only a few minute’s walk to the Bill Graham. According to the site, if you are planning on buying a ticket at the festival, you don’t need to have your tickets in hand to get on the shuttle. The shuttles will run throughout the day starting at 11 am. The Bill Graham will also have a bike valet.

You can boat to the island by booking a spot on one of two endorsed companies. The first option is for the boat owners out there. You lucky folk can book a guest slip from the Treasure Island Yacht Harbor. For those of us who don’t have a boat, you can make a reservation on the Bay Area Water Taxi by calling (415) 339-0196. If you’re trying to get down from the get go, book a spot on The Bold Italic‘s Party Boat.

What can I NOT bring?

Weapons, illegal substances, strollers, umbrellas, alcohol, hard cover coolers, animals, chairs, etc. See the full list here.

What acts do I HAVE to see?

Aaron Axelsen can tell you.

But what if I don’t like them?

There’s still a whole bunch of things to do. There’s a ferris wheel, a sax player named Sexy Sax Man, the Trumpet Kid (if you know him, you know him, and if you don’t you MUST see him), festival crafts, wood jewelry, knit bombers, a silent disco, and more. Don’t even worry about staying busy.

What if I get hungry? Or thirsty?

There will be “reasonably priced” food and drink, including vegetarian and vegan options.

And don’t forget: Bring your sunglasses, warm clothes, and put on sunscreen.

We’ll see you on the island!


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