Dua Lipa and Elton John to duet as icon's Oscars Pre-Party goes digital - and you're invited

Get 10% off your ticket for the event - which has already raised $3 million - with the code ATTITUDE


Words: Jamie Tabberer; pictures: Dua Lipa and Elton John (Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Every spring, the world's glitterati descend on Los Angeles for what is quite literally the starriest event of the showbiz calendar.

No, we don't mean the Academy Awards. We're talking about the Academy Awards® Pre-Party to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation powered by Cisco Webex, which happened last night. And you're invited to tonight's live stream of the event!

All change for 2021 owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has gone digital for the first time and featured the duet of the year from Sir Elton John and Grammy-winner (and recent Attitude cover star) Dua Lipa. What's more, it raised $3 million for the Elton-founded cause!

In the flesh, in a non-COVID year, seats at a table start at thousands of dollars. But this year a ticket to the livestreamed, one-hour show is £14.99. (€16.99 in Europe, $19.99 in the USA and $24.99 in Australia.)

And you can get 10% off your ticket with discount code ATTITUDE!

"An unforgettable evening"

"We haven’t missed a year yet and we certainly weren’t going to miss our 29th annual Oscar Party to benefit my Foundation – even if it meant going virtual," said Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation.

"It was so much fun to perform with the gorgeous Dua Lipa and open up our Party to supporters all over the world. I’m so grateful to Neil for hosting, everyone who attended and all my friends who participated so that we could continue this legendary event to raise vital funds to end the AIDS epidemic."

For more information about the soiree of the year and to buy a ticket, click here.

The 60-minute special is hosted by It's A Sin star Neil Patrick Harris with Elton John and David Furnish and will feature a full, stripped-back performance from 'Levitating' singer Dua. 

We can't wait - and might even change out of our tracksuit for it!

(Note: the date of the UK and Europe stream is Monday 26 at 7pm BST. 100% of your ticket is tax-deductible to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation in USA.)

The Attitude Tea Time digital special in association with TAIMI is out now.

Download it now for just £1.99.