Reclusive rocker Phil Collins is planning a return to the spotlight to raise funds for a charity he founded with his ex-wife 14 years ago.

The former Genesis frontman, who was mulling retirement just three years ago, has accepted an invitation to headline a charity concert for the Little Dreams Foundation in Florida on 6 December (14).

He will be joined by singers Laura Pausini and Alejandra Guzman at the Dreaming on the Beach concert.

Collins appeared on stage for the first time in three years back in May (14) when he performed In the Air Tonight and Land of Confusion with students at Miami Country Day School’s spring concert.