The Sheffield-formed band last played Glastonbury in 2011 when they took to The Park Stage for their Secret Set
Pulp have announced details of a reunion tour scheduled for next summer – which just happens to include a perfectly-shaped Glasto gap.
Whispers of a possible band reform started taking hold when frontman Jarvis Cocker, who played a solo set at Glastonbury Festival this year  as JARV IS, shared an enigmatic post to his Instagram account back in July, asking: “What exactly do you do for an encore?”
Sheffield-based newspaper The Star was then quick to report Jarvis had confirmed the band’s 2023 reunion at a book launch event – while also mentioning a Glastonbury live set.
Albeit not having played together since a hometown gig in December 2012, Jarvis Cocker & Co did headline the Leeds & Reading Festival in 2011 after performing a secret set at Glastonbury earlier that year.
Seeing that Glastonbury 2023 will take place from 21st to 25th June, it’s looking rather likely Pulp will be returning to the Worthy Farm event, after the band revealed their tour dates earlier today (Friday, 28th October) which features a hole between the 9th of June (Dublin) and the 1st of July (London).
While being at the Festival this year , Cocker was also given the honour of unavailing Sir Peter Blake’s new portrait of Michael Eavis.
The portrait (seen below) will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery when it reopens in 2023.
Yesterday at the Festival, Sir Peter Blake’s new portrait of Michael Eavis was unveiled by Jarvis Cocker (on Blake’s 90th birthday). The portrait will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery when it reopens in 2023. pic.twitter.com/K1ktd5Xvw2
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) June 26, 2022
The Sheffield-formed band last played Glastonbury in 2011 when they took to The Park Stage for their Secret Set.
Pulp – comprising Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Nick Banks and Steve Mackey – also headlined the Pyramid Stage twice, once in 1998 and then again in 1995, when they replaced The Stone Roses.
Regarded as being among the Britpop “big four”, along with Oasis, Blur and Suede – they first played the NME Stage (known today as the Other Stage) at the 1994 Glastonbury Festival.
Other Glasto-rumours include Victoria Beckham ruling out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion – following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.
Elsewhere, whispers of a possible Glastonbury performance by Roxy Music started circling the web in early September, after a couple of posts were published on the eFestivals website, pertaining to some apparent inside information “from a very reliable source” – saying the band are set to play the Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2023.
Arctic Monkeys are also strongly rumoured to have signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer after their UK tour sold out in minutes when going up for sale in October this year.
Another act who has never played at Worthy Farm before is Sir Elton John, who has likewise, long been rumoured for a performance at Glasto, and some changes to his current ‘Yellow Brick Road’ tour schedule just happens to reflect a perfectly-sized Glasto-shaped-gap.
And finally, Eminem – which is yet another name to have never stepped foot at Worthy Farm – is said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Festival next year.
It’s worth noting that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say earlier this year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.
Therefore, these rumours are to be taken for what they are – and any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.
You can follow and stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 – via our constantly updated line-up & rumours list.
As of the time of publication, current SkyBet odds for ‘Glastonbury Festival 2023 headliner’ are as follows:
|Guns n Roses||1/2|
|Florence And The Machine||7/1|
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.
Tickets to the 2023 Festival will go up for grabs one month later than usual this year and have been confirmed to be split into two separate days.
Coach + Ticket Packages will go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday, 3rd November, before General Admission tickets go on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday, 6th November.
Tickets will cost £335 + £5 booking fee, of which a £50 deposit is payable when booking in November, with the balance payable in the first week of April 2023.
Please keep in mind that if you are booking a Coach + Ticket Package, you’ll also need to add the coach fare, as detailed in the table here.
These initial sales will then be followed by a resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets sometime in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).
As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.
As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.
Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here.
Please note that registration will close at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, after which there will be no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales.
In addition to the ticket sales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.
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