The Greek Festival of Sydney and the Lonsdale Street Festival, which are the two biggest Hellenic cultural events outside of the homeland, have confirmed that Zoi Papadopoulou and Dimitris Basis will perform at this year's celebrations.
Basis stated, "I am excited to be travelling to Melbourne and Sydney to perform. To see such a large celebration of Greek culture so far away from Greece is a testament to the strength of the Greek community in sharing our culture with the rest of Australia," according to Neos Kosmos.
Both events are held the same weekend between Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th. Papadopoulou and Basis will also have a seven-piece band. The Greek Centre Director Jorge Menidis commented, "Melbourne and its people have shown great love of Greek culture and we are once again pleased to bring the best of Greece to the heart of the city for another year."
Menidis added, "A highlight among the range of activities across the two days will be the Saturday night performance by Dimitris Basis and Zoi Papadopoulou. The festival is honoured to host these two performers who will bring the street alive with a mix of popular and traditional Greek music that will appeal to people of all ages."
More information about both of Australia's massive Greek Festivals can be accessed at: www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au and www.antipodesfestival.com.au.
(Source: Neos Kosmos)
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