Broken Heel Festival to celebrate all things drag

Broken Hill’s Town Square will host the Main Drag In Drag street parade at Broken Hill’s annual celebration of drag culture.Allthat glitters will turn to gold as the Silver City hosts itsfourth annual Broken Heel Festival in celebration of drag culture this month.

The festival will take place throughout Broken Hill fromSeptember 7-9.

Known for its starring role in the classic n drag queen road movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the city’sfamous Palace Hotel will host a number of performances and events.

The festival will feature comedy, cabaret, live music and social activities paying homage to the film and its stage adaptation, whilethe Town Square will hostthe Main Drag In Drag street parade.

Festival directorEsther La Rovere saidlast year’s eventwas the biggest and most successful to date and she expected this year to be even better.

“It’s such a colourful event, and of course everyone can relate to the street scenes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, so they already know Broken Hill and its welcoming culture,” she said.

The program will featureperformances by some of ’s best drag queens, drag kings, bio queens,women who adopt a traditional drag persona, showgirls and DJs.

Indigenous singer Christine Anu,best known for her hit My Island Home, hasbeen named as this year’s headliner.

Anu won’t be the only Indigenous star on the program,with young performers Jojo Zaho and Felicia Foxxbeing mentored by an experienced drag queen.

”It’s designed to help them further their art and enable them to grow within the drag community and provide a solid platform to grow as performers,” Ms La Roveresaid.

The festival will alsoboast a dedicated service,The Silver City Stiletto train, which will travel from Sydney toBroken Hill.

The train booked out quickly, however if you can add your name to a waiting list via the festival website.

Bus tours will also be offered bySydney Planet Dwellers andAdelaide companyBuses-R-Us (details on the website).

Ms La Roveresaid the festival had attracted a strong following whoreturned regularly and was also attracting new visitors and larger crowds each year.

For more, visitwww.bhfestival苏州美甲 or phone (08) 8088-1699.

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