Cher to Appear at 30th Edition of amfAR Gala Cannes

Cher to Appear at 30th Edition of amfAR Gala Cannes

New York, NY- March 18, 2024

amfAR’s 30th edition of its Cannes gala will include a special musical moment with Cher, the legendary pop icon and Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning superstar. amfAR Gala Cannes will be held during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 23, 2024. 

“I have such wonderful memories of being invited to host one of the first amfAR events in Cannes by my friend Elizabeth Taylor. I am extremely proud to be returning for this event’s 30th anniversary, and to continue to support the incredible work of this organization. It will be a very special evening,” said Cher

Since amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor hosted the first amfAR Gala Cannes in 1993 at the Moulin de Mougins, the benefit has become the most coveted ticket of the festival and to date has raised $264 million for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Cher contributed to the early success of the gala by chairing it in 1996 along with Elizabeth Taylor. In 2015, Cher was honored with amfAR’s Award of Inspiration.

“We are thrilled to have Cher back in Cannes with us for the 30th edition of this event. Cher has been a steadfast supporter of amfAR and people living with HIV/AIDS since the early days of the epidemic and we could not be more proud to have her with us once again for what promises to be an unforgettable evening,” said amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost.

The exclusive black-tie event, which has grown significantly since its inception, will take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc and will feature additional special performances, a live auction with one-of-a-kind luxury goods, experiences and art led by renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury. Long-time amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will, once again, curate the annual fashion show, which will include looks from the world’s top designers.

This year’s Presenting Sponsor will be The Red Sea International Film Festival, and the evening’s Signature Sponsor will be Homolog.

About amfAR 
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has raised nearly $900 million in support of its programs and has awarded more than 3,800 grants to research teams worldwide.

The amfAR Gala Cannes is produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.

Contact: Bennah Serfaty, amfAR Senior Director, Communications,

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