During the event, Elton spoke with with reporters and said, "We’re here for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, our first south of France fundraiser, hopefully, to raise money for people who desperately need it in our fight against HIV and AIDS,” Coldplay frontman Martin took to the stage and performed 'Viva La Vida' while Elton joined him. Following Martin's performance, John performed 'I Am Still Standing' and 'Rocketman.'
While guests bid on auction items, the auction item ranged from a limited-edition Bentley car, a Gucci jacket worn by Egerton in the biopic, and tickets to Elton John's final world tour.
John's 'The Elton John AIDS Foundation' has already donated more than $450 million to projects since 1992. The foundation officials said most of the money is raised or comes from annual parties and auctions in LA and New York.