Britpop icons Pulp are not planning to reunite for Britain's Glastonbury music festival next June, despite reports that singer Jarvis Cocker had been in talks with the band, his spokesperson said Tuesday.
British tabloid The People on Monday quoted Cocker as saying, Glastonbury means an awful lot to me, I would love to play there again. We've talked about it, there we go, there'll be a band reunion.
However, Cocker's rep told Billboard.com that Jarvis said that when asked if he would like to play Glastonbury again, he said yes. They assumed he was talking about Pulp, but he was talking about himself, his solo music.
Pulp headlined Glastonbury in 1995 as last-minute stand-ins for the Stone Roses. The landmark performance was followed shortly by the release of the band's chart-topping album Different Class. After Pulp split in 2002, Cocker released two solo albums.
The Pulp reunion rumor is just one piece of speculation floated about Glastonbury. Reports have suggested appearances by the Rolling Stones, even though they do not play shows or festivals when they are not already on tour; and Led Zeppelin, even though frontman Robert Plant has consistently denied that any further reunion gigs are forthcoming.