Crown prosecutors have upgraded the charge against a man accused of attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at a Toronto music festival.

Forty-seven-year-old Daniel Sullivan is now charged with one count of aggravated assault - he was originally charged with assault. Aggravated assault can carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison whereas the maximum penalty for assault is five years.

Last September at the Virgin Music Festival, a man ran onto the stage during Oasis' performance and tackled Gallagher from behind.

In a media interview after the incident, Gallagher said he suffered three broken and dislodged ribs after falling onto his speakers.

Sullivan's case is back in court March 6 for a pre-trial hearing.

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