It's almost here, the end of festival season *fights back tears*. We'll be hanging up our pack-a-mac, throwing our wellies behind the wardrobe, leaving the tent to slowly rot away under the bed, and not spending every weekend in a field soon. However, before all of that, we've got the fancy dress extravaganza and end of summer party that is Bestival to enjoy.

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To get you in the mood, we've compiled out essential playlist. It features the likes of The Cure, Bjork, Metronomy, Yuck, Friendly Fires and Tom Vek - perfect for perusing while you prepare your fancy dress costume.

Listen to it now:

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Alternatively you can listen on Spotify here.

We will be reporting direct from Bestival this weekend. Head over to NME.COM/festivals and download our NME Festival App - Powered By BlackBerry for line-up news, photo galleries, instant reviews and backstage video interviews from all the UK's best-loved festivals. Plus you can add us as a BBM contact using the pin 26E588A4 and follow us on Twitter @NME_Festivals.

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