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Melbourne's Massive Greek Festival Takes Place Valentine's Day Weekend

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Melbourne is gearing up for its esteemed Antipodes Lonsdale Street Festival this weekend. 

The massive free street party is being held this Valentine's Day weekend. Global Greek singers Dimitris Basis and Zoi Konstandopoulou will belt out tunes on Saturday, the 14th. Basis stated to Neos Kosmos, "I'm excited to be travelling to Melbourne to perform at the 2015 Lonsdale Street Festival. 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."

Local Greek-Australian musicians will also take the stage, while a Greek karaoke machine has been set up for enthusiasts.  Other festivity highlights include traditional Hellenic eats from popular Greek chefs, even including nitrogen-based instant ice cream, along with vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options.

Activities will pave the streets, such as carnival rides, balloon making, face painting, and more. A generous prize of a round trip ticket to Greece will be given to the winner of the "Zorba 'til you Drop" contest, that will take place on the Delphi Bank Stage this Saturday.  More information on the large Greek-Australian festival can be found at: http://www.antipodesfestival.com.au/