Collins opens stadium

PHIL COLLINS is the latest superstar to announce he will perform in Portugal this summer. Collins is to play at the official opening ceremony of the Alvalade football stadium in Lisbon on July 3. Details of how to buy tickets will be revealed next month.

Keys and Madge play Portugal

NORTH AMERICAN singer and Grammy award winner Alicia Keys is the latest pop star to be announced as a headline act at the Rock in Rio-Lisboa music festival on June 6.

The singer songwriter, whose album the Diary of Alicia Keys has sold more than 2.5 million copies, will perform the same night as Luís Represas, Ivete Sangalo, Alejandro Sanz and Sting.

The material girl herself, Madonna, is another pop icon who has confirmed she will perform in Portugal as part of her 35 date world tour. Further information will be revealed throughout the next weeks.