Thanks to… technology and the organisers’ determination at Brisbane’s Paniyiri Greek Festival, the solution was found for the much awaited event to continue uninterrupted in its 41st year, despite COVID-19.

Regular festival-goers have rejoiced to the news that the Festival goes online this Sunday, 24 May, with a two-hour Facebook livestream jam-packed with its most popular offerings.

Crowds were treated to a teaser ‘welcome’ act on Saturday night, with DJ Jordy Gee and guest apprentice KASBOI on the decks proving that younger generations keep the Greek music going.

Photo: Facebook/Paniyiri Greek Festival

And the countdown is on, at the time of writing, with just a few hours left for the main event kickstarting at 2 p.m.

Get ready to celebrate all things Greek from the comfort of your home: cooking demonstrations, live bouzouki, a session dedicated to the Greek costumes’ tradition and a dance till you drop Zorba class! The lineup also includes a virtual tour of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George.

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Meanwhile, Brisbane-based foodies don’t even have to miss out on the delicacies found every year at the festival, at Musgrave Park, as the Greek club’s Nostimo Restaurant made sure to prepare a special takeaway menu just for this weekend dedicated to the Paniyiri lovers.

Get comfy wherever you are in Australia and tune in for the virtual celebration running from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday 24 May, livestreamed fom the Paniyiri Greek Festival Facebook page. Opa!