Oh dear...

Bestival is almost upon us, and the final weather predictions have been issued.

Held on the Isle of Wight, Bestival is the traditional curtain closer on the festival season. Sure, cheap flights mean that more and more fans can party in the winter months but for most of us - sadly - this is where it ends.

At least Rob da Bank has something special planned. This year the Bestival organiser has managed to pull off an incredible coup by arranging for The Cure to play their only British show of 2011 at the event.

Tickets are long since sold out, with fans spending weeks piecing together their costumes. Sadly, though, it seems as if more effort should have been placed on purchasing umbrellas with the latest weather forecasts no looking good.

The site opens tomorrow (September 8th) with the first campers set to arrive on site later in the afternoon. Weather on the island recently has been unsettled, with the BBC reporting dense cloud overhead.

Friday (September 9th) will open to rainfall, with temperatures struggling to get above 18 degrees Celsius. Factor in wind chill and sporadic showers and Bestival could quickly become quite cold...

On Saturday (September 10th) Bestival will enjoy more of the British summertime, with the event due to experience sporadic showers. Winds are set to increase, with little in the way of extended periods of sunshine expected.

The festival draws to a close on Sunday (September 11th) and sadly, it seems as if the weather has held the worst for last. Bestival will close to heavy rain, reports the BBC, with winds due to get even stronger.

The predictions are widely held, with most other services coming to the same conclusion. In fact, The Weather Outlook is even worse...

However it's worth reminding yourself of that bill again: The Cure, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Primal Scream, DJ Shadow, Public Enemy, Brian Wilson, Crystal Castles and much, much more...

Stay dry, y'all.

Bestival runs between September 8th - 11th.

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