THE first act announced to appear at next year's Isle of Wight Festival has been made.

Vintage rockers Fleetwood Mac will be make their debut at this year's festival in what the organiser has described as “one of the most exciting announcements we've ever made”.

The group, who have have a string of hit albums and singles, will be headlining the stage at Seaclose Park.

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.

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.

As well as being one of the world's best-selling albums of all time, their 1977 No.1 record 'Rumours' produced four hit singles including Go Your Own Way and The Chain.

Subsequent chart hits in the 1980s including Big Love, Little Lies and Everywhere continue to endear fans to this very day.

Festival organiser John Giddings had been trying to get them on board for six or seven years.

He said: “It's no secret that Fleetwood Mac have been on my wish-list 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.”

John added that it was the festival's history that was the draw for the band.

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.”

John expected tickets to go very quickly when they go on sale at 9am on Friday (December 5).

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