Sir Elton John has announced the line-up for his 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. The party will be hosted by Sir Elton and his husband, David Furnish with a special performance by Best New Artist Grammy nominee Florence + The Machine.
The event takes place on Sunday, February 27, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Guests will arrive at the party at 4:00 pm for a cocktail reception followed by a gala dinner and viewing of the 83rd Academy Awards® telecast. This year Chef Ludo Lefebvre, owner of the popular touring restaurant LudoBites in Los Angeles, will prepare the menu.
Several members of the Hollywood community have also agreed to be event chairs for the event including Victoria & David Beckham, Mary J. Blige & Kendu Isaacs, Cameron Crowe, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Rashida Jones, Jeffrey & Marilyn Katzenberg, Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin, Jane Lynch, Eric & Janet McCormack, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Tyler Perry, Paul & Julie Rudd, Sharon Stone, Taylor Swift and John Waters among others.
Tickets are always a hot commodity. Luxury concierge services are sometimes able to obtain them and sometimes sets are also auctioned off for charity.