May 28, 2011 11:37

Jarvis Cocker at Pulp's Primavera comeback: 'This is not about ancient history'

Sheffield band play hits such as 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000' at Spanish festival

Jarvis Cocker at Pulp's Primavera comeback: 'This is not about ancient history'

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Pulp made an impressive return to the live scene at Primavera Sound in the early hours of this Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona.

Taking to the main San Miguel Stage at the Spanish festival, frontman Jarvis Cocker led the band through a hit-packed set, which included 'Common People', 'Disco 2000' and 'Do You Remember The First Time'.

"This evening is not about ancient history, we are going to make history," said Jarvis to the crowd after the opening number under a blue and pink fluorescent sign which spelt out the band's name.



In front of thousands of eager fans, the Sheffield group paid tribute to the day's protests in the Spanish capital against government cuts by dedicating 'Common People' to them.

Jarvis also ventured into the crowd as a man proposed to his girlfriend before they played the song 'Underwear'.

Pulp played:

'Do You Remember The First Time'
'Pink Glove'
'Pencil Skirt'
'Something Changed'
'Disco 2000'
'Babies'
'Sorted For Es And Wizz'
'Feeling Called Love'
'I Spy'
'Underwear'
'This Is Hardcore'
'Sunrise'
'Bar Italia'
'Common People'
'Razzmatazz'


Pulp played their first gig since 2002 earlier this week (May 25) in Toulouse as a warm-up for their Primavera Sound set.

The band are set to play festivals including the Isle Of Wight Festival on June 11, London's Wireless on July 3 and Scotland's T In The Park on July 10.

They are also due to headline this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals over the weekend of August 26-28, alongside My Chemical Romance and Muse.

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