Not just for film types: LMFAO rocks Cannes
Singer Beth Ditto, at front, performs as members of the jury from left, Nanni Moretti, Diane Kruger, Ewan McGregor, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hiam Abbass, Andrea Arnold, and Raoul Peck at the opening ceremony at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
CANNES, France (AP) — It's not just film stars who are flocking to Cannes. Music types can't resist either.
Anyone strolling along the city's famed Croisette promenade on Thursday afternoon was treated to a free show from LMFAO as they sound-checked and practiced how to rock Cannes in the bright Riviera sunshine.
Cast members of Moonrise Kingdom, from left, Jared Gilman, Tilda Swinton, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis arrive for the opening ceremony and screening of Moonrise Kingdom at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
The American dance music duo, Redfoo and Sky Blu, were to perform Thursday night at a stage on the beach. Redfoo was seen doing his trademark "shufflin'" on stage in animal-print pants.
The film festival in the south of France always draws in plenty of top recording stars: Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole, Cyndi Lauper and Simple Minds are all attending this year. And Lana Del Ray made an appearance on opening night at the gala for "Moonrise Kingdom."
The festival runs until May 27.