Early festival weather forecasts predict sunshine for Isle Of Wight, but rain for Download

It's also looking like showers for the Arctic Monkeys' Sheffield shows

Early festival weather forecasts predict sunshine for Isle Of Wight, but rain for Download

Photo: Danny North

With five days to go until the start of the Isle Of Wight and Download Festivals (June 10 – 12), NME has the latest weather reports.

According to Metcheck, the weather on the Isle Of Wight will be sunny throughout most of Friday and Saturday, with just a few light showers on Friday afternoon and a high temperature of 15°c. It will stay this way throughout Sunday right up until the evening, when light showers are predicted, so bring your waterproofs for Kasabian's closing set.

The outlook for Download Festival is less promising, with showers forecast for both Friday and Saturday. It is predicted to clear up on Sunday though, so Linkin Park's headline set will hopefully be rain free.

For those heading to the Arctic Monkeys' shows at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium on Friday and Saturday, it's even less encouraging news. Although the shows are set to take place under cover in a specially erected tent, you best wrap up warm as temperatures are estimated to drop to as low as 1°c. It'll be warmer on Saturday, a predicted 10°c, but it is also scheduled to rain heavily so pack an umbrella for the walk home.

Keep checking NME.COM throughout the week for weather updates ahead of the weekend's events.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Run The Jewels' Killer Mike calls for more minority-owned record labels during university...
Gwilym Gold announces details of new album 'A Paradise' - hear first song now
Ciara previews two new songs from forthcoming album 'Jackie'
Bianca Jagger disputes 40 year old story about arriving at Studio 54 on a white horse
Chance The Rapper remixes Jeremih's 'Planes' - listen
Bruce Jenner: 'Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian accept my male to female transition'
Justin Bieber settles out of court with photographer who accused him of assault
Slipknot frontman says he turned down chance to star in US reality dating show
Danny Brown reveals new album is almost finished but 'ain't coming out no time soon'
Heroin arrest turned Sky Ferreira into 'punching bag for chauvinistic media', says DIIV...
Elvis Costello makes final appearance on 'Letterman' - watch
Paul McCartney announces US arena show
Metallica's 'The Black Album' inspired by 'Wicked Game' singer Chris...
Alex James says there was 'ill feeling' among Blur before their reunion
Elton John, Lady Gaga offer support to Bruce Jenner's transgender reveal
Taylor Swift's '1989' louder than AC/DC's 'Back In Black', claims...
Black Sabbath's Bill Ward: 'I missed Ozzy Osbourne so much it was devastating'
Paul Weller on David Cameron's love for The Jam's 'Eton Rifles': 'Which...
Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath responds to Alice Glass' criticisms
Ice Cube premieres new footage from 'Straight Outta Compton' at CinemaCon
Moby to open vegan restaurant in Los Angeles
The Replacements recording new material

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM