Tayside and Central Scotland

Music fan dies at T in the Park festival

fans at T in the Park
Image caption More than 85,000 fans are expected each day of T in the Park

A 24-year-old man has collapsed and died at the end of the first night of the T in the Park festival.

Attempts were made by nearby police officers to resuscitate David Catto, from Stonehaven, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tayside Police said he was on his way to the campsite from the main arena when he collapsed.

The force said his family had visited the site in the early hours and were being supported.

A spokesman said inquiries into Mr Catto's death were ongoing and a post-mortem examination would be carried out next week to establish how he died.

A report will be sent the procurator fiscal.

T in the Park's event manager Colin Roger said: 'We are incredibly saddened by last night's incident and we are giving police our continued support. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time."

Wet weather

The death came as tens of thousands of music lovers got ready to enjoy the second day of the festival.

Organisers expect 85,000 people a day to attend the extravaganza in Balado, Kinross-shire over the weekend.

Stereophonics, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend and Paolo Nutini will perform on Saturday, with Eminem headlining on the Main Stage.

The line-up also includes The Prodigy, Scouting for Girls and Newton Faulkner.

On Sunday Kasabian will round off the festival after performances from the likes of Groove Armada, Madness and Dizzee Rascal.

Saturday's wet weather forced festival-goers to don wellies and umbrellas.

More rain is forecast for Sunday but the sun should break through in the afternoon and it is expected to be dry in time for the closing acts of the festival.

Police said they began preparing for this year's festival as soon as the 2009 event finished.

This year the festival has launched the Citizen T initiative for campers, which encourages them to pledge to be a good camping citizen by looking after the area around their tent and that of their neighbours.

Up to 70,000 campers were expected at the event.

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