REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac storm Isle of Wight Festival stage

…with incredible performance: see the excited reaction.

Fleetwood Mac received a HUGE reaction from the crowd as they returned to the stage tonight.

Fleetwood Mac closed the Isle of Wight Festival with an incredible performance tonight.

More than 50,000 people have been enjoying acts across a dozen stages during the past four days at the Isle of Wight Festival with The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams and Blur all playing the main stage which was being headlined tonight by the blues and 80s legends in the latest stop on their reunion tour.

Doubt had lingered over whether the performance would go ahead after they cancelled gigs in Birmingham and Manchester earlier this week due to illness.

Blur also battled illness to perform at the festival, with frontman Damon Albarn confessing he had been worried he would not make it to the show after losing his voice.

Fleetwood Mac play live at the Isle of Wight. Daily Mirror / Andy Commins.

He struggled with a weak voice during the band’s headline set which included a range of songs from their early Britpop tunes to tracks from their new album Magic Whip.

He told the crowd: “I truly didn’t think I would make it here tonight but thank you.”

Fleetwood Mac began their greatest hits show with The Chain, known by many as the Formula 1 theme, to the delight of the crowds who reportedly included F1 driver David Coulthard as well as Halliwell’s newly-wed husband Christian Horner who is the boss of the Red Bull racing team.

The couple flew by helicopter to the festival site at Seaclose Park, Newport, following on from other former Spice Girls Mel C and Emma Bunton who were seen at the festival yesterday.

Fleetwood Mac gave a HUGE show. Daily Mirror / Andy Commins.

As well as a photograph of the couple next to the helicopter, Halliwell posted on Twitter: “On way to Isle of Wight festival. Can’t wait to see Fleetwood Mac. The Chain.”

And fans loved the performance, as one wrote: “OMG!! FLEETWOOD MAC are OWNING @IsleOfWightFest.”

Another added: “I wanna be with you everywhere yes Fleetwood Mac #isleofwight #IOW2015 #wightlive #island.”

And one wrote: “Fleetwood Mac sound brilliant!”

And despite reports they were 20 minutes late on stage, another added: “AMAZING long live Fleetwood Mac #iow #fleetwoodmac.”

John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. REX.

Keating with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz also arrived on site and were shown around by festival promoter John Giddings.

Other acts who have taken to the stages today included Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, Paolo Nutini, The Courteeners, Ash and Imelda May.

The festival is in its 14th year since it relaunched the legendary events of the late 1960s which saw acts such as Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and famously Jimi Hendrix, who gave his last UK performance on the island.

Thousands of people wore Hendrix masks yesterday afternoon to create a new world record on the main stage, renamed the Electric Church, to mark the 45th anniversary year of his performance and to raise money for the WellChild charity.

Rebecca Pocklington & Ben Mitchell / The Mirror / Sunday, 14th June, 2015

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