Rolling Stones' Cannes party aboard Paul Allen yacht

20th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Rocker Mick Jagger and a host of celebs rolled up for one of the Cannes film festival's most exclusive parties, held aboard billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen's luxury yacht.

Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and is one of the wealthiest people in the world, hosted some 200 to 300 people Wednesday aboard his superyacht, moored off the Cannes coast and fitted out with helipads.

Held to launch a film about the drug-fuelled sessions that yielded the Rolling Stones' classic album "Exile on Main Street", celebrities included Adrian Brody, Naomi Campbell, Ryan Gosling and Natalie Imbruglia.

A Middle East film-maker was overheard in a luxury hotel lobby saying "it was the most extraordinary party" he'd ever seen. "It was like being in a giant bubble outside the real world."

© 2010 AFP

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