The Victorian State Government's support for the Greek Festival of Melbourne will amount to $800,000 over the next four years.
Crowds of people flooded the centre of Melbourne yesterday and today as part of the city's Greek Festival, organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria.
Despite the rain, the attendance was significant yesterday, with Alkistis Protopsaltis being a major attraction for fans of Greek music and beyond.
The Victorian State Government reiterated its support for the festival, continuing to pledge further financial support to the Greek Festival over the next four years, with a total of $800,000
Thousands Attend Antipodes Greek Festival Weekend In Melbourne
The Antipodes Festival returned to Melbourne on the weekend of February 25-26, celebrating the vibrant Greek community of the city through food, live music, entertainment and dance.
Held in the city’s historical Greek Precinct Quarter on Lonsdale Street, the Festival kicked off at 10 am on Saturday and concluded at 10 pm on Sunday, local time.
Thousands of Greek Australians and other visitors could browse over 80 community and market stalls – all with a Greek theme, selling food, products or services – over the weekend.
Greek Singer Alkistis Protopsalti at Melbourne’s Antipodes Festival
On Saturday, thousands of visitors attended a concert by the acclaimed Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti.
“It was a sensational night when our Greek heart beat loud in Melbourne!” the artist posted on her Facebook Fan Page beside a short video of her performance.