Open San Francisco's Treasure Chest This Weekend
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM | Michael Andronico
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Part amusement park, part street fair, and boasting some of indie's biggest acts, the Treasure Island Music Festival will bring all kinds of culture to San Francisco on October 15 and 16. Get your sunblock ready and brush up on your sewing skills, this isn't your ordinary concert.

Headlining the musical portion of the festival on Saturday night will be visual pop artist Empire of the Sun, whose glam aesthetics will fit the eccentric festival like a sparkly glove. Joining Empire on the 15th will be Death from Above 1979, Chromeo, and Dizzie Rascal. Indie-pop veterans Death Cab for Cutie will headline Sunday night, likely playing a wide variety of their massive catalog of quirky, honest gems. Other notables for the final night include The Hold Steady and Explosions in the Sky.

When you're not bopping your head to indie's finest, there is plenty of non-musical fun to be had. You can relive childhood memories on the 60-foot ferris wheel, or get your hands dirty at Camp D.I.Y., an interactive tent where you can make anything from bandandas to beer koozies. A wide variety of vendors will be present, complemented by stilt dancers and hula-hoopers.

Enticed yet? You can learn even more about the Treasure Island Music Festival on the event's official website.

Tags: death from above 1979, chromeo, los angeles, treasure chest, interactive art, the hold steady, death cab for cuti, dizzie rascal, empire of the sun, explosions in the sky, death cab for cutie