In attendance from the film was the lead actor Austin Butler, who plays the titular star, alongside Alton Mason, who plays Little Richard. Luhrmann and his wife, the costume designer Catherine Martin, also walked the red carpet at the party.
Others showing up to support Luhrmann included playwright Jeremy O. Harris, musician Kylie Minogue and Shakira, actor Casey Affleck, and MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Both O. Harris and McGregor have been staple presences on the Cannes party scene over the past week.
They gathered on the beach to watch a musically-led drone display that maneuvered to show Elvis’s iconic silhouettes as both covers of his music and original tracks by the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Doja Cat played.
Shortly after, Eurovision winners Måneskin, who also contributed music to the film, took to the stage to perform songs to the captivated crowd before DJ and producer Diplo arrived to play a set.