Just when the Northern Territory thought the Glenti Festival 2020 had become a casualty to the coronavirus pandemic, Greek Orthodox community president Nicholas Poniris has confirmed that a low-key version of the festival will push through.
The Greek community is eyeing the Darwin Show long weekend to stage the comeback.
Mr Poniris admitted however that there is still a lot of work to do to ensure the event returns.
He said this year’s Glenti festival is set to be held over the Royal Darwin show weekend, but will be smaller than previous years.
Far from the usual massive celebration of the festival, Mr Poniris said there would be a lot less of everything at this year’s event.
Social distancing is also something that will be taken into consideration, by planners he said.
“[Today]is the first of many meetings we’ll have in the next seven days because we only have a short window,” Mr Poniris said in an interview with Mix104.9.
He also said they’re arranging an affordable festival to make it more accessible for families.
Mr Poniris said it will be a full day event with a lot of performances from local entertainment and dance groups.
The Darwin Greek GleNTi Festival is the longest running cultural festival in the Northern Territory since 1988. It usually brings thousands of visitors from across Australia.