Santana and Seal to play Montreux Jazz Festival

Santana, Sting, Ricky Martin and Esperanza Spalding will play the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers have announced, after the programme was leaked online.

This content was published on April 13, 2011 - 10:15 and agencies

Festival organisers had planned to announce the line-up on April 14, but moved the announcement forward after discovering it had been leaked onto the internet on Tuesday and soon afterwards in Swiss media.

"There were leaks, but I can't confirm we were hacked," spokesman Pascal Buchs told Reuters.

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin open on Friday, July 1 in the Stravinski Auditorium and return to the stage two nights later along with Susan Tedeschi and others in a tribute to blues king B.B. King, who plays his own gig on July 2.

Deep Purple will perform with a symphony orchestra. Other big names include Ricky Martin, Sting and his “Symphonicity” tour, George Benson, Diana Krall, Dr. John, Seal and Paul Simon.

Quincy Jones will lead a collaborative tribute to Miles Davis featuring Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Other artists include: Esperanza Spalding, Afrika Bambaataa, Arcade Fire, Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Cliff, Femi Kuti and Liza Minnelli.

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