Pulp prepare for ‘secret’ Glastonbury slot with Saint Martins College show

Jarvis Cocker and co set for The Park stage gig

Pulp are set to play as ‘special guests’ on The Park stage at Glastonbury festival tonight (June 25) – and warmed up with a special London show last night.

The band played a gig at Central Saint Martins College yesterday – the institution singer Jarvis Cocker used to attend and mentioned in his lyrics to Pulp’s hit ‘Common People’. They will play The Park at the Somerset bash at 7:45pm (BST) this evening – Radiohead played as ‘special guests’ on the same stage last night.

Last night at St Martins the returning band played a short set including ‘Disco 2000’, ‘Common People’, ‘Sorted For E’s & Wizz’ and ‘Bar Italia’. Tickets for the show weren’t sold to the public and were only available to staff, alumni and some graduating students. The gig was their first non-festival UK show since 2002.

The band made their UK comeback at the Isle Of Wight Festival earlier this month. Check NME.COM later on for a full report from Pulp’s Glastonbury show tonight.

NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury 2011 this weekend – stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury for news reports, reviews and photos from Worthy Farm. Then head back from Monday for backstage video interviews.