This Web site recently announced that the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever gala would be held in the South of France.
The event on the 24th of July, is called A Midsummer Party, and will be held at Johnny Pigozzi’s Villa Dorane.
The Côte d’Azur has a special place in Elton's heart. It is where he and David Furnish love to spend their summers, and they want to make this inaugural fundraising gala a true highlight of the summer season.
The programme for the evening features a cocktail reception, a Provençal dinner, a live auction conducted by Simon de Pury, and an appearance by Chris Martin of Coldplay.
The foundation says in a statement: ''It is an honour and we are so excited to welcome Chris as our guest performer for the night.''