• Paul Allen’s 414-foot yacht, the Octopus, is a feature of Cannes every year
  • Mr Allen always throws a big party on it – and this year was no different
  • The bash, which took place on Monday, had a Bollywood theme

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen makes waves every year at Cannes – with his 414-foot yacht, Octopus.

As is traditional, the billionaire also threw a huge party – this time with a Bollywood theme.

However, despite around 200 rich and famous guests clambering aboard the ultra-luxury vessel, such is its size that it still looked fairly empty.

As is traditional, he also threw a huge party - this time with a Bollywood theme

Despite around 200 rich and famous guests clambering aboard the ultra-luxury vessel on Monday, such is its size that it still looked fairly empty

Despite around 200 rich and famous guests clambering aboard the ultra-luxury vessel on Monday, such is its size that it still looked fairly empty

Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls pictured arriving at Paul Allen's party with New York man-about-town Derek Blasberg
British model Lily Donaldson arrives for Mr Allen's Bollywood themed party

British model Lily Donaldson arrives for Mr Allen’s Bollywood themed party

As well as traditional Indian dancing – and giant golden model elephants – guests, which included Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls and British model Lily Donaldson, were treated to Mr Allen, 62, playing the electric guitar with his band.

British singer and DJ Amazonica – born Victoria Harrison – also joined him on stage.

She posted a vine video showing her performing alongside Mr Allen, with the room bathed in purple light.

The Octopus is one of the world’s grandest super yachts, with 40 guest suites, two helicopter pads and a mini submarine.

The boat also has a swimming pool, a basketball court and a music studio.

The boat was custom made and Allen took delivery in 2003 from a shipyard in Germany.

Earlier this year Mr Allen used the mini-submarine to find the remains of a Japanese warship that had lain undiscovered on the ocean floor for more than 70 years.

The Musashi was attacked by the US Navy in 1944 and went down with more than 1,000 members of crew on board.

Despite numerous witness accounts its exact location remained a mystery for decades.

But the ship was discovered after Mr Allen spent eight years searching for it with his sub, the Octo ROV.

Allen is the 51st richest person in the world with a net worth of $17.5billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

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