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.
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.”
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.”
You can read our initial mini review of the band’s Reading Festival performance here.
The band were joined by their old touring guitarist Richard Hawley on stage for their weekend festival slots.
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.”
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.”
Click here for a full recap of Pulp’s Reading Festival performance, and to check out their entire setlist from the night.
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.”
Missed the pair’s on-stage collab? You can watch it right here.
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