Nikos Vertis to perform live at Antipodes festival in Melbourne

After much anticipation, the 2022 Antipodes Festival presented by Bendigo Bank is excited to announce Nikos Vertis as this year’s main act.

Nikos Vertis will join the celebrations on Saturday 22nd of October to offer an incredible night of free entertainment to the visitors of Antipodes Festival and perform his greatest hits on the Bendigo Bank main stage. The beloved performer has stated in the past, “it is always an amazing experience to perform here in Australia and the atmosphere it is always electric.”

Along with Nikos Vertis, The Festival will offer Melbourne’s biggest variety of live Greek entertainment, with over 70 hours of performance including, live music and dancing.

Cultural Programs Chair of the GCM Leo Vlahakis commented “There is no doubt that for the past 33 years the Antipodes Festival has ignited Melbourne’s Greek community.  The inclusion of popular artist Nikos Vertis in this year’s program offers a unique opportunity to see one of the most in. demand Greek artists perform here in our own back yard for free.”

 Vlahakis went on to say “I would like to in particular thank Chris Andrianopoulos and the Andrianopoulos family for supporting the Festival and helping make the Vertis performance a reality.”

Nikos Vertis was born in Gorinchem, Netherlands, and lived there until he was 6 years old. He then moved to Greece and lived there for 10 years before returning to the Netherlands. Two years later he came to Greece to serve the Greek army. There, he met a musician that convinced him to stay in Greece and become a professional singer. In his free time, he likes to paint, play music or watch a DVD movie and relax with his friends. His first performance as a singer in front of an audience was at age 15.

The ANTIPODES FESTIVAL is the cultural arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne, which sees Melbourne’s Greek Quarter transform into one giant free street party, bringing together local and international performers, children’s activities, and food, for a weekend of fun and feasting. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of Melbourne and to explore the beauty of Greek culture

To watch Nikos Vertis’ performance from the best seat in the house, come join the fun at the 2022 Antipodes Cocktail Party.

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