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By Marissa Ciampi
August 30, 2017
By Marissa Ciampi
August 30, 2017

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Broken Heel Festival is back, taking over the historic mining town of Broken Hill for a weekend full of drag, divas and disco from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10. Visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in this annual tribute to the iconic Australian film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, by celebrating the movie's 23rd anniversary with a blowout party that rocks for three days straight.

Join festival hosts Philmah Bocks and Art Simone across the city's three most colourful locations — The Palace Hotel, The Silverton Hotel and the Silver City of Broken Hill. Drag queens and kings from around the country will come together for a lineup of entertainers, cabaret performers, comedy, opera and live music.

Highlights include an opening night party featuring an ABBA cover band and a Priscilla-themed DJ set, plus a chicken and champagne breakfast to keep you in the party mood. Cast from the the movie will be in tow including actor June Bennett who played Shirl in the famous drinking scene, plus the Priscilla Bus from the million-dollar musical will be on display.

On Saturday, join the locals along the main strip in the 'Lap of the Main Drag in Drag' street parade and competition. Everyone is welcome and glitter is encouraged.


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