Over the weekend the Lonsdale St Greek Music festival welcomed 1,294 people through the doors of Lonsdale Street’s Golden Square Car Park to watch 9 of Melbourne’s best Greek bands.
A sunny Saturday saw 838 people watch the bands live with city goers being enticed by the rousing sounds of the musicians and the smell of Greek food to stop by as they walked through Lonsdale street.
Another 1,100 people from all over the world watched the festival via a live stream set up by the Greek Community of Melbourne for all those who were unable to attend.
The festival opened with Totally Kicking Brass who played music from the north of Greece and had patrons singing and dancing. The closing act of the evening, Cats and the Canary, were met with calls for encore by the enthusiastic crowd.
Attendees were kept well fed with souvlakia from Greek Street Food and loukoumades from St Gerrys.
Despite the rain 459 people attended the second day of the festival and enjoyed the music of the Epirotiko Ensemble, Agapi and Friends, Sifis Tsourdalakis, and Anagennisi.