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Pulp co-headline Reading and Leeds 2011

  • Pulp's performance drew a massive crowd as they warmed up the stage for The Strokes at Reading Festival (the bands swapped slots at Leeds Fest on Sunday night). Missed it? Take a flip through this gallery to see more of Jarvis and co. in action.

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  • Jarvis was his usual chatty self as he took to the Reading stage - at one point (referring to a punter playing with a blow-up doll) saying, "I've got to admire a guy that can keep his tongue up a vagina that long, even if it is a plastic doll."

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  • The band whipped out their hits throughout the night. Cocker told the crowd about the first time the band played the festival, declaring before 'Pencil Skirt': "The first time we played here was exactly 17 years ago to the date, we played this song that day, it's a dirty little number."

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  • You can read our initial mini review of the band's Reading Festival performance here.

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  • The band were joined by their old touring guitarist Richard Hawley on stage for their weekend festival slots.

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  • Jarvis Cocker 'dedicated' 'Joyriders' to the people who have been rioting recently in the UK. Before playing the song the singer said: "This is dedicated to those people who were rioting. They weren't rioting, they were just playing Grand Theft Auto outdoors."

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  • Before playing their set closer 'Common People', Jarvis told the crowd: "If this is the only song Pulp are remembered for, I don't care."

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  • Click here for a full recap of Pulp's Reading Festival performance, and to check out their entire setlist from the night.

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  • During The Strokes' headline performance at Reading Festival (which followed Pulp's set), Jarvis returned to the stage to perform a cover of The Cars' 'Just What I Needed'. The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas introduced him by saying: "We love and respect them, give it up for Pulp. And here he is, the Jarv, please welcome Mr Jarvis Cocker."

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  • Missed the pair's on-stage collab? You can watch it right here.

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    Added: 30 Aug 2011