Pulp joined by British Sea Power’s Abi Fry at Poland Open’er Festival

Jarvis Cocker and co ask crowd if they'd like to 'gdansk'

Pulp were joined onstage by British Sea Power‘s Abi Fry during their first ever live performance in Poland at the Open’er Festival last night (July 1).

The violinist, who has also toured with Bat For Lashes, took the place of regular string player Russell Senior, who ducked out of joining the Sheffield band at the festival due a fear of flying. British Sea Power had played a set at the festival earlier in the day.

Jarvis Cocker and co played a career-spanning hits set and wowed the crowd with their Polish at the event, which is taking place at Kosakowo Airport.


“Hello. I apologise for the weather,” Cocker told fans as he took to the stage and saw the downpour of rain. “I can’t see because the rain’s on my glasses.”

The band then kicked off with ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ before Cocker introduced the second song ‘Pink Glove’ in Polish, impressing the crowd with his newly-learned language skills.

They later played ‘Mile End’ for the first time in 16 years.

Before introducing ‘Disco 2000’, Cocker joked about the weather, commenting: “As I said earlier, the way to keep warm is to keep moving. We’re on the outskirts of Gdansk, so for the first and possibly last time, can I ask you, ‘Gdansk, would you like to gdansk?'”

Pulp played:


‘Do You Remember The First Time?
‘Pink Glove’
‘Mile End’
‘Something Changed’
‘Disco 2000’
‘Sorted For E’s & Wizz’
‘I Spy’
‘This Is Hardcore’
‘Bar Italia’
‘Common People’

Pulp‘s appearance was on the second night of the Polish festival, following a headline slot from Coldplay on Thursday (June 30). Prince is due to headline tonight (2), with The Strokes scheduled to play on the final night tomorrow (3).