Fans give verdicts on The Strokes and Pulp at Reading Festival – video

NME.COM users have been bigging up both bands equally
The Strokes and Pulp both co-headlined Reading Festival last night (August 27), and fans have been giving their verdicts on NME.COM and beyond about who they think was best.

Initial comments coming in at have shown NME.COM users championing both bands fairly evenly. The opinions came pouring in after Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker joined the New York band during their slot to perform a cover of The Cars‘Just What I Needed’. Leave your own thoughts below or at our Facebook page.

Crowd member Leanne Robertson was convinced the Sheffield band toppled Julian Casablancas and co’s performance. “As much as I’m a huge fan of The Strokes, Pulp wiped the floor with them,” she wrote. “Julian just seemed to be half asleep for the first part. They’re a total hit and miss live.”


But Ollie Rossi was all for The Strokes, writing: “No contest, The Strokes all day long. By far the best out of the two. That’s why The Strokes were joined by Jarvis and not the other way around.”

Some fans also commented about how both bands approached their headline slots. Leila Guddoy said: “Pulp put on a better show visually and in terms of crowd interaction, but The Strokes just got up there and played and their music spoke for itself. Beautiful.”

Click above to watch fans’ reactions to The StrokesReading set.

Pulp will play top of the bill at Leeds Festival tonight, with The Strokes due to play before them.

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