Jarvis Cocker has announced a UK festival date

The performance arrives after a string of tiny UK shows

Jarvis Cocker is one of the latest acts to join the Standon Calling line-up.

A new wave of artists has been added to the festival bill, with Matthew Dear, Easy Life, Lily Moore, Bakar, Ralph Taylor, Rachel K Collier, Weaver Bros, Point Mantis and more included in the announcement.

Cocker will be playing a DJ set, while Bryan Ferry, Paloma Faith and George Ezra will headline the weekend’s festivities.

Standon Calling festival takes place in the grounds of Standon Lordship, in the village of Standon, Hertfordshire from 26th-29th of July.

Cocker’s DJ set comes after the former Pulp frontman performed of string of tiny UK shows under the name JARV back in March.

Cocker sang in the band, with Serafina Steer on harp and keyboards, Emma Smith on violin, Andrew McKinney on bass, and Three Trapped Tigers‘ Adam Betts on drums.

The press release for the shows offered up some sparse, cryptic information on the JARV project – read the full statement below.

JARV is entirely implausible
JARV is a way of looking at the world
JARV is an acronym
JARV stands for something
JARV is louder than you might expect
JARV is two women & three men
JARV is up close & personal
JARV is troglodytic
JARV is a rave in a cave
JARV is a group
JARV is the next best thing
JARV is electric music
JARV is a work in progress
JARV is happening
JARV is ancient & modern at the same time
JARV is playing near you very soon
JARV is an experiment
JARV is a night to remember
JARV is a live experience with no barriers
JARV is
……& always will be.

Meanwhile, Cocker‘s BBC 6Music show came to an end back in December.

The Pulp frontman first began hosting the Sunday Service programme in January 2010. Announcing his departure, Cocker said: “It’s not goodbye, it’s just farewell. We wanted to say farewell properly and so we’re going to do a run of five extra-special shows throughout December, starting this Sunday (December 3). Let’s keep warm together.”

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