Fleetwood Mac
US band Fleetwood Mac headlined the main stage, now renamed Electric Church, on 14 June REUTERS/Mike Segar

It is the incident everyone is talking about, but even Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks could not help but mention Dave Grohl's broken leg at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

During the band's epic headline set at Seaclose Park, Newport, the 67-year-old frontwoman dedicated their 1975 track Landslide to the Foo Fighters rocker who incredibly continued to perform despite taking a nasty fall on stage in Sweden.

Nicks' tribute was met by screaming cheers as she proceeded to perform the ballad to tens of thousands of festival-goers who had gathered at the main stage to watch the US rock band, also consisting of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, in action.

In the hours and even minutes before they commanded the stage, there had been doubt as to whether the American-English hitmakers would even make an appearance after they cancelled two shows the previous week due to an illness.

However, any uncertainty was erased as soon as the recently-reunited band fluidly delivered their harmonies and bashed the drums and guitar to a wide range of their classic hits, including The Chain, Big Love and Everywhere.

The only thing more impressive than Buckingham's breathtaking guitar skills is the fact that they powered through a two-hour show with one member presumably still fairly under the weather.

Fleetwood Mac were preceded by a passionate performance from crooner Paolo Nutini who developed such a rapport with the audience that one bold young lady thought it appropriate to go topless.

Although it did catch Nutini's attention as he cheekily quipped: "I like your nipples."

After charming the crowd for more than an hour, the 28-year-old rounded off the set with an acoustic version of his most successful single to date, Last Request.

The stripped-back version was underwhelming in comparison to the original but it can be easily forgiven as the Pencil Full Of Lead singer was undoubtedly one of the best performances of the entire weekend.