Pulp and Happy Mondays to go head to head in ‘Bargain Hunt’

Yes, really

Members of Pulp and Happy Mondays are set to go head to head in a special episode of daytime TV favourite ‘Bargain Hunt’.

As part of BBC Music Day on Friday September 28, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker with Candida Doyle will take on Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondays on BBC, as part of a special day of shows from the broadcaster.

Now in its fourth year, the event will also see the likes of Kylie Minogue, Gareth Malone and Ella Eyre take part in a “UK-wide celebration of music”.

A special edition of ‘Pointless’ will feature Shaun Keaveny, Lianne La Havas, Amy Macdonald, Leslie Garrett and Ella Eyre alongside other BBC radio presenters, while ‘Woman’s Hour’ will publish Women in Music Power List – “celebrating the top 40 female voices in music, from songwriters and performers to managers and producers”.

Following in the footsteps of Ozzy Osbourne, Miles Kane and Shaun Ryder last year, Kylie will be voicing train announcements at major stations across the UK.

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker

Meanwhile, fans are awaiting the return of Jarvis Cocker after touring to launch his new project ‘JARV‘ earlier this year.

Speaking to NME back in 2015 about the chances of the band returning for more new material and live shows from Pulp, 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.”

He continued, saying there had been “very little activity… It’s like a volcano, you can think ‘wow, that’s dormant’ and then the next day your house has gone, because it’s erupted… Everything to do with Pulp or to do with me happens at such a glacial pace, that’s it hard to tell whether anything’s happening or not, but when it does, the whole geography of the planet is changed.”