Cannes Lions 2022 parties to bring stars to the Côte d’Azur
The party scene at Cannes Lions 2022 is ready to roar again after a two-year hiatus.
Scheduled to run June 20-24, the annual International Festival of Creativity – which attracts top advertising executives and A-list celebrities – returns with the presence of mega-brands such as NBCUniversal, Spotify, Meta, Snapchat and MediaLink.
The festival is traditionally known for its rosé-fueled party scene as much as its scorching themed panels.
This year, the Spotify streaming platform will take over its stretch of the Cannes beach with nightly performances by artists such as Post Malone, The Black Keys, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar and many more, to offer attendees and locals a immersive concert experience.
Many parties will also take place offshore. We hear that NBCUniversal and its subsidiary Bravo will board the Under Deck Yacht which will feature a performance by Boy George. While it’s unclear which Bravo talent will be on board, Page Six can confirm that Andy Cohen, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” stars Dorit Kemsley and Garcelle Beauvais will be at the festival, along with “Below Deck” Captain Sandy Yawn and Kate Chestnut.
The Brand Innovators will also set sail with a sunset cruise in Monaco, followed by a VIP dinner at the Yacht Club de Monaco.
Back on earth, we’re told Snapchat and Vogue plan to host a very exclusive private dinner with founder Evan Spiegel – plus high-profile guests including Naomi Campbell, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton and the Topshop heiress Chloe Green (without her ‘hot’ ex-fiancé of a criminal) — before the brand’s “Redefining the Body” exhibition taking place at the La Malmaison Art Center.
The exhibition will feature iconic haute couture pieces from fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Dior and Gucci, accompanied by augmented reality experiences to try out the yarns yourself.
Sting closed the 2019 Cannes Lions festival with a surprise performance at a sprawling villa for Live Nation and Citi’s latest bash, but a source tells us the entertainment group isn’t hosting the hottest event in town. this year because he is focusing on his music festivals including Rolling Loud and Lollapalooza.
While those lucky enough to have attended the Live Nation party in previous years might mourn the loss of such elite experiences this time around, they might find solace in securing a ticket to the exclusive A-list dinner. from iHeartMedia and MediaLink at the Hotel du Cap-Eden -Roc in Antibes this year — where singer Sam Smith will entertain guests.
After a cocktail and dinner, participants will depart for an afterparty on the iHeart yacht.
We also learn that Warner Bros. Newly merged Discovery will host several brand-appropriate parties, including a late-night “Gremlins After Dark” shindig and a Shark Week beach party.
“For our Gremlins After Dark party, I anticipate you won’t get wet, no bright lights, and no food after dark,” said Michael Ouweleen, President of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
Amazon will send its guests — via Prime shipping, we assume — to its port-side blowout that will feature a performance by Brooklyn-born rock band LCD Soundsystem, while beloved Gen Z app TikTok will become probably going viral for his “Sound on Soirée” project which may or may not feature challenges and dances.
A simple search – as well as sources – also confirmed to Page Six that Google will be hosting a shebang with Australian singer Kylie Minogue, who is a seasoned festival performer.
Celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Issa Rae, Sir Patrick Stewart, Zoë Lister-Jones, Megan Thee Stallion and more are all confirmed to give talks or appear on panels – so it’s safe to say Cannes will be at again lit by stars.