Greek Community of Melbourne to hold Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival this weekend

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The Greek Community of Melbourne annually hosts the Lonsdale Street Festival ‘Antipodes.’ This year due to COVID-19 we are unable to host such an event, but we are proud to be able to put on the ‘Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival.’

This event is part of our Greece21 program which strives to celebrate the bicentenary of the Greek
War of Independence through a year-long program filled with various diverse events.

The Paskalia Ensemble will also be performing during the festival. Photo: Facebook.

The Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival, being held on the 20th and 21st of March at Lonsdale Street’s Golden Square Carpark, will feature food trucks, including Greek Street Food and St Gerry’s
Greek Donuts and Desserts as well as a bar.

On Saturday, the event will start at 5pm with Totally Kicking Brass being the opening act for the
festival. Following them will be The Philhellenes, Byron and Friends, and Cats and the Canary. On
Sunday, at 1:30pm, the Paskalia Ensemble will be opening followed by Epirotiko Ensemble, Agapi
and Friends
, Sifis Tsourdalakis, and Anagennisi as the closing act. Each band will play for an hour with 30 minutes in between each act.

READ MORE: Antipodes festival a huge success as over 100,000 people descended onto Lonsdale Street.

The Lonsdale Street Greek Music is a free event but because tickets are limited, we advise that all
those wanting to attend book through Try booking here.

The following week on Sunday 28th March, the Greek Community will also be hosting ‘The Annunciation of our Lady Feast Day’ to celebrate both the Feast Day of the Annunciation (“Evangelismos”) and the myth-historical start of the Greek War of Independence.

A Greece21 event
Presented by: The Greek Community of Melbourne
In association with: The Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct
Supported by:
The City of Melbourne;
The Victorian Government through the Victorian Multicultural Commission;
Delphi Bank.

READ MORE: Opinion: A Tale of Two Festivals.

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