The Charlatans to open The Other Stage as ‘secret guests’ on Glastonbury’s first day

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Veteran band will appear on The Other Stage at 11am

The Charlatans have been confirmed as the previously unannounced opening act on The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

The 11am to 12pm slot was listed as being occupied by ‘Special Guests’ in the official line-up listings. A tweet from the official Glastonbury account confirmed the news this morning.

NEWS: The Charlatans will open The Other Stage this morning at 11am as Special Guests.

— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 26, 2015

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The Other Stage opening slot has been given over to surprise acts for the past three events, beginning with Beady Eye in 2013 and Kaiser Chiefs in 2014. Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess hinted to his Twitter followers on Wednesday (June 24) that he’d be doing something at the festival. Posting to Twitter, Burgess quoted mysterious geographical coordinates and winked at the suggestion that he was sighted at the festival.

Following surprise performances from Drenge and Wolf Alice last night (June 25), Glastonbury 2015 officially gets under way today, with a headline slot from Florence + The Machine, who moved up the bill when Foo Fighters were forced to pull out.