“A huge success in every measure,” says GOCMV president Bill Papastergiadis, From: neoskosmos.com
The 29th Lonsdale St Greek Festival, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture, took over Lonsdale Street last weekend, featuring 3 stages of free entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and over 60 food, drink and craft stalls.
Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten attended the Greek cultural event which attracted more than 100,000 people over the weekend as did Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews and Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy.
“It was a huge success in every measure. Arguably the most attended Festival over the 2 days,” President of Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria Bill Papastergiadis says. “Our festival is the only festival in Australia with all of the nation’s political leadership attending. In fact, according to the Police Superintendent, the only other event with a similar attendance is the AFL Grand Final.”
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