A BARNSLEY alternative rock band were left ‘in a slight panic’ before their gig at Oakwell on Tuesday - but the buzz of playing in front of 11,000 people was well worth their time.

Civic Green were formed in late 2015 by lead singer Danny Hall and bassist Andy Lowman, both from Barnsley.

The band were named after the green outside of the Civic Hall in the town centre by the original drummer Adam Wright, who used to use the area as a ‘misbehaving’ teen.

On Tuesday, they performed in front of 11,000 fans at Oakwell before Barnsley’s match against Portsmouth and, even though they were left with minutes to set up, they managed to put on quite the show - even earning the respect of head coach Michael Duff.

Danny told the Chronicle: “It was exciting but daunting to play at the club I’ve supported all my life - there was a slight panic as we only had two minutes to get all the equipment on the pitch before playing, we were waiting for the Portsmouth players warming up to move out of the way so we could get all our instruments on.

“We’re heading to the studio at the end of the month to record two new tracks, that we will be releasing this summer and taking on the road.”