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Montreux festival opens with Phil Collins

Montreux jazz festival 2010Phil Collins is to open this year’s Montreux jazz festival with tracks from his new album Going Back.

Tickets for the festival (July 1-17) go on sale from Thursday, April 29.

Organiser Claude Nobs says Collins’ exclusive concert, a musical journey travelling back to the 1960s, will feature soul classics from the celebrated Motown label.

Collins lives a short distance from Montreux at Nyon, which is also on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Other artists on the lineup at 44th edition of the famed music festival include: Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock, Roxy Music, Brad Mehldau, Vanessa Paradis, Billy Idol, Regina Spektor, Ben Harper, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones, Air, Tori Amos and Vampire Weekend.

There will also be a special day dedicated to African music and a tribute concert to Miriam Makeba featuring Youssou N’Dour.

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