By Evelyn Karatzas
Are you looking to get your Greek music fix here in Australia?
Well, you’ve come to the right place as The Greek Herald has put together a list of some of the artists taking the stage and touring all around Australia early this year.
Whether you’re after traditional, rock, pop or laika-style music, we’ve got the scoop on who, when and where some of your favourite Greek performers will be visiting in 2024.
After five years, the legendary singer, song writer and producer, Christos Dantis is returning to Australia to perform in several cities across the nation.
The beloved figure in Greek music, has been around since the late 80s and his songs, which include ‘To Palio Mou Palto’ and ‘Ena Tragoudi Akoma’ have topped charts countless times.
His first appearance was on Friday, January 12 at the Semaphore Greek Festival in Adelaide, South Australia as part of their ‘Bouzoukia by the Sea’ event. He will be joined by singer and violinist Georgia Rappou. Tickets can be purchased here.
He will be performing on Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 20 at Trak Live Lounge at Kinisi in Melbourne. For tickets to the Melbourne shows, call 0422 472 006.
On Friday, January 19 he will be performing at The Arena at the Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL in Sydney. With less than 70 tickets remaining, this will be an event you won’t want to miss. For tickets, call 0418 451 481. Each ticket purchase is inclusive of meze.
One of Greece’s most iconic performers, Lefteris Pantazis (aka LePa) is coming back to Australia after 10 years, for a performance in Sydney this March. His music, which has been popular since the 70s, is bound to be known by people from all generations.
The ‘Filakia,’ ‘Po Po Po,’ and ‘Erota Erota’ singer will be performing many of his laika, tsifteteli and pop-style hits on Saturday, March 9 at the Diamond Venue in Punchbowl. He will also be joined by Greek singer, Konnie Metaxas.
The show will kick off at 8:45 pm. To purchase your ticket, click here.
The Greek singer and lyra player from Crete, Nikos Zoidakis is also coming down under in 2024.
Most known for performing mantinades (short narratives accompanied by a lyra and other musical instruments), Nikos Zoidakis will showcase some of his classic songs including ‘Tha Girisei o Trohos,’ ‘Sousta,’ ‘Maleviziotis’ and more.
He will be performing alongside Angela Dimitriou and be making an appearance in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. More details can be expected soon.
One of the Greece’s most iconic female singers, Kaiti Garbi is also set to take the stage in Australia.
With a music career spanning more than 35 years, Kaiti has sold over 2 million records in Greece and around the world. She has also won 11 Pop Corn Music Awards, including for Album of the Year awards.
Although details haven’t been confirmed for dates, the ‘To Kati’ and ‘Tha Melanholiso’ singer will be performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.