T IN THE PARK STAGE SWITCH FOR MOBY

The dance star will now close the day's proceedings on the main stage...

Moby has been moved on to the Main Stage at this year’s T IN THE PARK FESTIVAL because of overcrowding fears on the second stage during his set.

Moby was scheduled to headline the covered second stage on the first day of the festival (July 8), which takes place in Balado, near Kinross, Scotland, while Ocean Colour Scene were the billed headliners on the main stage.

A spokesperson for T In The Park told nme.com that following an incident during a Moby show in Norway earlier in the week where a tent in which he was playing became overcrowded, promoters decided to reconsider their billing.

Ocean Colour Scene were asked if Moby could join them on the main stage, and they agreed. OCS vocalist Simon Fowler said: “We felt it was the least we could do and we applaud the promoters and authorities for their actions.”

T In The Park boss Stuart Clumpas added: “We are delighted that Ocean Colour Scene have invited Moby to join them on the main stage to avoid any potential risk, and we would like to thank them for their willingness to make safety a priority.

“After Roskilde and last night’s report from Norway, we decided to ask OCS to consider this move and it is a great credit to the band that they have agreed.”

As a result, the main stage proceedings on Saturday will finish one hour late, and Beth Orton will now headline the second stage.

nme.com will be at T In The Park this weekend, and will provide news and reviews as they happen – direct from the site.