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.
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.