Auto Festival proves a triumph for Pulp

Photographer:John Bownas

15 December 2002

Despite a slightly obscure set, with but a handful of crowd-pleasing classics, Pulp ended the show, and possibly their existence in the music industry with their dignity intact and their legacy as one of the most important British working class bands of all time shining. Ironically, Britpop partners-in-crime Oasis were playing only a few miles away. Jarvis was keen to leave a window of hope open for a future re-union, parting with the words, "We'll probably meet again one day".

Whether or not we see them performing together, the bandmates' future as festival organisers looks bright indeed. The first ever 'Auto festival', an inovative mini event staged in a Steel Foundry, organised by Steve and Jarvis from the band, was considered a great success by media and punters alike. As well as Pulp's departing performance, the event featured an impressive alternative line-up, including The Kills, Royksopp and Lemon Jelly among others.

Click here to read our full Auto Festival 2002 Review.

Pulp's Setlist:

Do You Remember the First Time?
Bad Cover Version
Lyndhurst Grove
Something Changed
Sorted Out for E's and Whizz
This is Hardcore
I Love Life
Last Day of the Miner's Strike (Decided not to play. Didn't want to spoil the 'party' mood)
Happy Endings
Common People


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