With the Oscars just one month away, Sir Elton John is getting ready to party with a little help from his friends.
On Monday (March 22), the Elton John AIDS Foundation announced new details for their annual Academy Awards viewing party. Taking place April 25, the annual event will kick off with their first-ever virtual pre-party, hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris and featuring a special “stripped back” performance courtesy of Dua Lipa.
The pre-party, which will take place one hour before the Oscars begin, will be available for supporters of the foundation to watch via Cisco Webex, with other soon-to-be-announced guests joining the lineup. Tickets are currently available on Ticketmaster starting at $20 “to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.”
“This year, we are bringing our Oscar Party into people’s homes for the first time virtually for an unforgettable evening with David [Furnish], myself, our dear friend Neil Patrick Harris and the incredible Dua Lipa plus many fabulous surprise names,” John said of the upcoming event in a statement. “Now more than ever, we need to ensure that one pandemic does not override another, and we cannot forget the 38 million people living with HIV globally who need our care, love and support so we hope everyone joins us for this special one of a kind Oscar Pre-Party.”
Lipa also shared her excitement for the party in a statement. “It’s such an honour to be a part of one of the most iconic Oscar parties and I’m really proud to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help tackle the stigma that exists around HIV as we need to build a kinder and more accepting world together,” she said. “And to share the stage with Elton John will be a dream come true!”
To learn more about the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, click here.