Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to close at T in the Park

The crowd enjoying the action on stage. Picture: TSPL

The crowd enjoying the action on stage. Picture: TSPL

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NOEL Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is set to bring T in the Park to a close today after sets from artists including Paloma Faith, Ella Eyre and the Stereophonics.

Thousands of revellers descended on the Strathallan Castle estate in Perthshire on Friday for the three-day event featuring some of music’s top acts.

Charli XCX wows the crowds. Picture: TSPL

Charli XCX wows the crowds. Picture: TSPL

Fans have already enjoyed performances from last night’s headline act Avicii, and other big names including Jessie J, The Script and Twin Atlantic.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: “We’re delighted with how everything is going so far. There’s an incredible atmosphere onsite.”

A crowd of about 85,000 was expected on Saturday and Sunday, and Police Scotland advised day trippers to plan ahead and follow event signs to avoid travel delays.

The line-up today also features The Prodigy, Idlewild and Clean Bandit.

Jessie J on her throne. Picture: TSPL

Jessie J on her throne. Picture: TSPL

Organisers DF Concerts struck a deal to shift the 2015 festival following health and safety concerns about an underground oil pipeline at nearby Balado, where it had been held for 18 years.

Concerns were raised about traffic arrangements for the event, and the potential for anti-social behaviour.

Festival organisers apologised following delays at pick-up points on Friday evening, and added more stewarding and extra signage for those making their way home last night.

Police Scotland last night reported 28 arrests at the event so far.

They also reported the death of a man, 36, who was found in a campsite on the Strathallan site.

His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Colin Rodger, event manager for T in the Park, said of the death:

“We are extremely saddened by this news, and our thoughts are with the family at this time.

“We’re doing everything possible to help emergency services with their inquiries.”

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