Federation Square Festival 2016
The Association’s Festival this year will again feature artists, musicians and dancers from Greece and Australia and will also include many more stalls. The Festival will be presented not
only to honour our beloved Thessaloniki but also to highlight the beauty of Melbourne, the city which we have chosen to call home.
The Festivities will commence in the centre of Melbourne (city square), with a parade of musicians and dancers who will sing, dance and entertain the crowds along the route to Federation
When these groups reach Federation Square, they will entertain the crowd by performing on the main stage. These entertainers as well as many more artistic and cultural groups will showcase
the rich culture and traditions that Greece is renowned for.
Official guests from both Greece and Australia will speak at the Festival.
A detailed program will be released closer to the day.
The Festival is presented with the support of the City of Melbourne, the City of Thessaloniki, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Our major commercial sponsor this year is the
Delphi Bank and our support sponsors are Neos Kosmos, the Greek Media Group: Ta Nea and Radio 3XY.
Our Association is proud to support Mr Mathew Satios’ efforts to raise money for research into providing treatment options for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease within the ageing Greek-Australian community. Mathew will be riding from Melbourne to Canberra, starting on the day of the 32nd Sister-Cities Festival at Federation Square over a period of eight days (approximately 750km) with his support team to raise money for the ageing Greek-Australian community on behalf of Alzheimer’s Australia. (Please see Appendix A for more details)
Corner Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne Vic 3000.