Although as well as the rain sprouting new vegetables in the countryside it's given birth to a new festival partnership, too.
This years Big Chill (1st – 3rd August) in Herefordshire has opened its canvas doors to fellow green beings Sunrise Celebration after flash floods forced them out of their land. Katrina Larkin co-founder of The Big Chill said:
"We know that Sunrise Celebration can bring something really special to The Big Chill. We admire their green ethos and spirit and we're so pleased they took us up on the offer.
"We really felt for them when we heard the news at the weekend but we are so pleased to be able to help out and are absolutely delighted to be welcoming them into the Big Chill as part of our happy family."
All tickets bought for the Sunrise Celebration festival will be valid for the Big Chill so no one will be missing out and the collaboration has added an interesting mix of performers to bill ranging from The Mighty Boosh right through to the mighty Trentemøller.
Other groundbreaking partnerships for 2008 include The ICA, Roundhouse, BFI Southbank and Underbelly continuing The Big Chill's tradition of innovative, eclectic programming – and a commitment to showcasing the finest artistic talent at the festival.