The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced on Monday (March 22) that their annual Academy Awards viewing party will feature a special “stripped back” performance from Dua Lipa.
The virtual pre-party, produced by Fulwell 73 at Rosewood London, and hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John and David Furnish, is scheduled to take place one hour before the Oscars begin on April 25 and will stream live on Cisco Webex.
“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 in a statement.
He added, “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.”
Sharing her excitement, Lipa said, “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,” adding, “And to share the stage with Elton John will be a dream come true!”
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