Melbourne Antipodes Festival set to return to Lonsdale Street this month


Melbourne’s largest Greek cultural celebration is back for another epic street party this month from Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 23.

This year’s Antipodes Festival will take over Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street for a weekend packed with music, dancing and carnival rides. It is being organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

The festival was originally planned for March 5 and 6 this year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was replaced with a Greek music event last year which featured food trucks and live music to keep the Greek spirit alive despite the setback.

But this year will see the Antipodes Festival back with a bang with community, traditional and contemporary groups coming together to present and perform.

With over 90 stalls, three free entertainment stages and roving performers, children’s rides and activities, as well as multiple bars and an array of mouth-watering Greek culinary delights, there will be something for the entire family to enjoy.

The Antipodes festival holds the title of Melbourne’s longest-running Greek festival. Launched in 1987, Antipodes, or the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, has been a rich showcase of Hellenic arts and culture for delighted audiences.

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