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Millions Raised For Charity at Midsummer Night's Party

Written by Chief Editor.

For the first time, an EJAF benefit was held in the South of France.

The organisation's founder was pleased with last evening's result, saying: ''I’m bowled over with gratitude at the success of last night’s Elton John AIDS Foundation Midsummer Night’s Party. We raised over $6 million in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

''A tremendous result. Thank you to everyone who braved the heat and came to support us!''

This was due, in part, to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano used in the movie Rocketman.

Bentley unveiled its newest ultra-luxury ride called the Flying Spur First Edition at the gala. The car promises “astounding attention to detail” along with sculpted surfaces and intelligent technology.
 
Other options included a Gucci jacket worn by Taron Egerton in the biopic, and tickets to Elton's final world tour.
Egerton was in attendance, as were Pete Townshend and Joan Collins.

Coldplay's Chris Martin performed Viva La Vida and was joined on stage by the host for a performance of I'm Still Standing and Rocket Man.

Among other guests were Romero Britto; Lynn Wyatt; Stjepan Hauser from the 2Cellos; Julian Lennon; and Chopard's Caroline Scheufele.