Giddings broke down in tears when he found out Fleetwood Mac had agreed to perform | Isle of Wight Mail

TUE MAY 12, 2015

ISLE of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings broke down in tears when he discovered Fleetwood Mac had agreed to headline his bash.

Fleetwood Mac liveThe American musical legends will close the Main Stage on the Sunday when they play the event for the first time.The Little Lies band are rumoured to have turned down Glastonbury for the opportunity to perform at the festival which takes place between June 11-14.

Giddings revealed he started to sob after receiving email confirmation that the group would be topping the bill at his annual musical gathering.

He said: “I was standing in my bedroom and I was too scared to open the email because I was convinced it was going to say: ‘Thank’s very much, but no thanks’.

“It came from their manager and their agent. I had gone directly to their manager because their is more than one with five people being in the band.

“He said I had no chance. So I tried to surround them all and talk them all into it at the same time.

“I started crying when I read the email. I read it out to my wife. It was a magic moment. Saturday morning, 10.30.”

Giddings admitted Fleetwood Mac and fellow headliners Blur had long been on his wishlist. Continue reading