Fleetwood Mac send Isle of Wight Festival-goers home happy...

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Fleetwood Mac delivered a rousing finale as the Isle of Wight Festival signed off in style last night.

After cancelling two performances last week, there were fears of a no-show from Fleetwood Mac.

Pharell Williams at the festival. Pictures: Paul Windsor

Pharell Williams at the festival. Pictures: Paul Windsor

But they proved unfounded, however, as the outfit delivered a fitting legends night performance.

Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way and Rhiannon were among the hits on display as the event came to a close.

A spectacular fireworks display then marked the end of another memorable festival.

Portsmouth vintage night, Hipshaker, cemented its place as an Isle of Wight Festival mainstay.

Blur at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

Blur at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

Organiser, Dave Clark, believes the tent taps into the festival’s ethos.

He said: ‘We’ve been here a long time. There’s always a decent atmosphere in the tent and people have a good time with us. The link up came about when festival organiser John Giddings saw us one year at Ryde Theatre and it’s taken off from there.’

Portsmouth club night Beats & Swing staged sets on Saturday and last night at the Intoxicated Tea rooms.

Luke Fuller hosts the event and believes Portsmouth has been well represented at the festival.

Paolo Nutini at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

Paolo Nutini at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

He said: ‘There’s great party vibes here. This is our third year and it’s great to be involved.

‘We’re getting more and more diverse.

‘The promo has been about Portsmouth taking over.

‘We’ve got Hipshaker, Kassassin Street, Kodiak Jack, ourselves and Chris Vaux and the guys involved.

‘There’s a strong Portsmouth contingent here.’

Emotions ran high on the final day of the event as bands delivered tributes to a Portsmouth man who died last year.

Kyle Birch is believed to have died from sudden adult death syndrome two days before Christmas.

The nurse was planning to attend the festival to see Sunday’s headliners Fleetwood Mac.

His family took a teddy bear to the event in his memory – and bands embraced it by bringing him on stage.

Birch’s uncle Mark Mudie explained the family has been overwhelmed by the support.

He said: ‘We’ve been blown away by what people are doing.

‘This shows you the goodwill of people and the goodness people are capable of.

‘He’s been on the main stage and people like Paolo Nutini have got involved.

‘Brian May has been in contact and 20m people have viewed Kyle Birch bear’s internet page.

‘This isn’t just about Kyle. It’s about anyone who has lost someone.

‘Kyle used to joke that he was a legend. He certainly is now.’