The Isle of Wight Festival has announced that British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac are to headline next year's festival on Sunday 14 June 2015. This worldwide exclusive booking for what is the first major festival of the summer will also be the multi-Grammy award winning band's first ever Isle of Wight Festival performance.
Fleetwood Mac said: "We've always wanted to come to the UK to play The Isle of Wight Festival, and so we are delighted that in 2015, we are finally making it happen! So many of our fellow artists and friends have played at this historic event over the years, and we can't wait to see all of our fans on the island next summer."
Festival organiser John Giddings added: "It's no secret that Fleetwood Mac have been on my wishlist for The Isle of Wight Festival for some time now, so I'm very pleased and extremely proud to have them headline next year's event. With Christine now back in the band too, it is going to be a momentous occasion, a moment in music history."
It was recently confirmed that Christine McVie would be rejoining her bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie for live shows in 2015 following a guest spot during their highly acclaimed concerts at London's O2 Arena last year. The band - who originally formed in London in 1967 - are one of the world's biggest and best selling musical acts, having sold in excess of 100 million albums worldwide. Their 1977 No.1 album 'Rumours' produced four hit singles including 'Dreams' and 'Don't Stop', and as well as being the band's most successful albums, is one of the world's best selling albums of all time. Subsequent chart hits in the '80s including 'Big Love', 'Little Lies' and 'Everywhere' continue to endear fans to this very day. In 1988, Fleetwood Mac were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were honoured with Outstanding Contribution to Music at the BRIT Awards the same year. Their 2013 World Tour saw them one of only two British bands to break into the top ten of the Billboard annual US earnings list, along with The Rolling Stones.
The Isle of Wight Festival, now in its 14th year, is one of the crown jewels of the British summer calendar, with a unique festival experience for music fans of all ages to enjoy. The festival offers 12 stages of live music over the weekend - including Main Stage headliners, acoustic sets, DJ performances and up-and-coming talent - alongside a huge variety of additional entertainment and activities such as the Bohemian Woods, Intoxicated Tea Rooms and Hipshaker, to escape from everyday life for that one weekend in June. Summer starts at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, all the biggest names in music, one unmissable weekend: Be There.
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