Pink Floyd have beaten out competition from Led Zeppelin and THE Rolling Stones to be named the world's greatest rock act of all time.

The WISH YOU WERE HERE band were one of four British groups in the top five, voted for in a poll carried out by UK digital radio station Planet Rock.

Led Zeppelin came second, while The Rolling Stones came third.

Rounding out the top five were The Who and Australian veterans AC/DC.

The Top 10 Greatest Rock Acts Of All Time are:

1. PINK FLOYD

2. LED ZEPPELIN

3. THE ROLLING STONES

4. THE WHO

5. AC/DC

6. U2

7. GUNS N' ROSES

8. Nirvana

9. Bon Jovi

10. Jimi Hendrix.