Nikos Vertis to perform live at Antipodes Festival

Nikos Vertis Live at Planet Shakers Melbourne 2022

Nikos Vertis has been named the headlining performer at the Bendigo Bank-sponsored 2022 Antipodes Festival.

On Saturday, October 22, Vertis will play his best songs on the main stage for a night of free entertainment for Antipodes Festival attendees.

In a prior interview, Vertis stated that performing in Australia was "always a wonderful experience and the atmosphere is always electrifying."

Nikos Vertis was born and raised in Gorinchem, Netherlands, where he also attended school until the age of six. Then he relocated to Greece, where he remained for 10 years before moving back to the Netherlands.

There, he met a musician that convinced him to stay in Greece and become a professional singer. In his free time, he likes to paint, play music or watch movies and relax with his friends. His first performance as a singer in front of an audience was at age 15.

Some of his greatest hits include Thelo Na Me Nioseis, An Eisai Ena Asteri, De Me Skeftesai, Giati To Metanionis, Ena Psema, An Eisai Ena Asteri, Thimose Apopse I Kardia, Mi m’ Afineis.

Along with Nikos Vertis, The Festival will offer Melbourne’s biggest variety of live Greek entertainment, with over 70 hours of performance including, live music and dancing.

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“There is no doubt that for the past 33 years the Antipodes Festival has ignited Melbourne’s Greek community,” Cultural Programs Chair of the GCM Leo Vlahakis said.

“The inclusion of popular artist Nikos Vertis in this year’s program offers a unique opportunity to see one of the most in-demand Greek artists perform here in our own backyard for free. I would like to in particular thank Chris Andrianopoulos and the Andrianopoulos family for supporting the Festival and helping make the Vertis performance a reality.”