Pulp to be honoured with PRS for Music Heritage Award

The event will take place at The Leadmill in Sheffield, where the band played their first gig

Pulp will be presented with a PRS for Music Heritage Award next week.

The group, led by frontman Jarvis Cocker, will be honoured with the accolade at The Leadmill in Sheffield on Monday (May 4). The venue was home to the band’s first gig on August 16, 1980. A Heritage Award plaque will also be unveiled at the venue, marking its 35th anniversary.

The event will include live performances from the Mystery Jets and Slow Club, followed by a club night featuring Cocker and bandmate Steve Mackey’s Desperate Soundsystem.


The PRS for Music Heritage Award was founded in 2009 to recognise live music venues and local artists. Previous recipients of the prize include Blur, Elton John, Spandau Ballet and Queen.

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Meanwhile, Jarvis Cocker will host a playback and interview event in Stowmarket, Suffolk to mark the 20th anniversary of Pulp’s classic album ‘Different Class’. The band’s fifth album was released in October 1995 – later ranking at number six in NME‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Now, Cocker will appear at a playback of the album at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts on June 6, as part of the Classic Album Sundays series of events. Radio DJ John Peel’s own vinyl copy of the album will be played. Cocker will follow the playback with a live interview, conducted by event organiser Collen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. The frontman will discuss both the album and Peel’s influence and legacy.

Pulp recently spoke to NME about the likelihood of new material and future tours.

Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas, Cocker said: “We’re very cloak and dagger about that, well, it isn’t cloak and dagger, we just don’t know! We’re not being mysterious, we’re just not very together.” Watch the interview below.