Mipim can’t stop the feeling

In the first Mipim since the Brexit vote, it’s fair to say the entertainment wasn’t quite as extravagant as during Mipims past. But that doesn’t mean the partying had stopped completely - for fans of ’80s pop and ’90s sporting legends, at least.

Bringing his DJ decks to Cannes, Pete ‘the Hit Man’ Waterman - the producer responsible for a zillion hits by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan - put on a night to remember (or not, depending on the level of alcohol involved) for Northern Gateway Development Zone guests.

There to promote HS2 and the ‘northern powerhouse’, Waterman compiled an upbeat playlist featuring Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up and Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake.

Not to be outdone, Savills threw its customary end-of-Mipim bash, which featured cricket legend Freddie Flintoff throwing some shapes and Savills’ own head of London resi Dominic Grace singing Hit the Road Jack.

Flintoff wasn’t the only sporting hero to be clocked at this year’s Mipim. Man U legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were spotted at the Tristan party and former Liverpool and Watford winger John Barnes was sighted at the Liverpool Vision dinner.

Sadly, he didn’t perform his World in Motion rap.

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