Sturgill Simpson + Danny & The Champs Glastonbury Round-Up

Monday, 30th June 2014

"We stumbled across Americana band Danny and the Champions of the World who worked a select crowd up into a frenzy," said The Telegraph, who were amongst a lucky few who found themselves being entertained by Danny & co. at an intimate Glastonbury opening party, backstage at The Pyramid Stage on Thursday night. "It was a joy to see a band enjoying themselves as much as the crowd." However, it wasn't until the following day, the Friday, that the Champs really got to show off their crowd pleasing skills, with their slot on the Acoustic Stage.Sturgill Simpson arrived on site for his first Glastonbury festival, with a BBC 6 Music session arranged for Sunday morning and a solo slot on the Acoustic Stage later on that afternoon. Cerys Matthews' interview with Sturgill was broadcast live on Sunday morning, along with two live tracks, one of which was filmed and can be found here on the BBC website. The full interview and session is available to stream here, via the BBC iPlayer until the end of the week.Danny & The Champs and Sturgill Simpson will both be touring the UK from the end of September. Check out all the tour dates at 

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”