Bestival goers advised to 'take wellies and woollies' by weather experts

Cooler temperatures and heavy rain showers expected during the four-day bash in the Isle of Wight

Bestival goers advised to 'take wellies and woollies' by weather experts

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Music fans attending this weekend's Bestival bash in the Isle of Wight have been advised to expect less than favourable weather conditions.

The four-day event at the island's 's Robin Hill Country Park begins on Thursday (September 5) when weather should be "really good", the Met Office tells NME, with "lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures in the early 20s".

However, on Friday (September 6) conditions will "take a turn for the worse" and festival-goers should expect some heavy showers and much cooler temperatures in the mid teens. "Take your wellies and your woollies," the Met Office recommends.

Bestival continues on Saturday (September 7) and Sunday (September 8), when temperatures will remain cooler, especially at nighttime, and rain showers will be mixed with a few sunny spells.

This year's bash has a nautical theme and will be headlined by Fatboy Slim (Friday), Snoop Dogg (Saturday) and Elton John (Sunday). Other confirmed acts for the weekend include a UK festival exclusive performance from MIA, as well as sets from Bombay Bicycle Club, Franz Ferdinand, Merchandise, Peace, James Blake, The Flaming Lips, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr, The Knife, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware and Angel Haze. For more information go to

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