THE inaugural Broken Heel Festival in the far western NSW of Broken Hill will celebrate the 21st anniversary of 1994 Australian classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Drag stars Philma Bocks and Art Simone will host the three-day weekend, which promises “life outback is never a drag”.
The mining town will also pack a range of activities for the festival.
Writer and director of Priscilla Stephen Elliot will participate in an intimate Q&A session with June Bennett as Shirl, best known as the loser of Bernadette’s drinking challenge.
The festivities kick off with the Frock On Or Frock Off Party on the Friday of the weekend, which features drag king and queen shows and competitions.
Friday also features the Meat Draw, the Swim and Slide, a chalkboard competition of Priscilla’s preferred sport, Ping Pong, Drag Workshops, Bingo, and a Snitzel Crawl which will take festival-goers through a choice few of Broken Hill’s 20 pubs.
Saturday starts with a ticket holder-only Chicken and Champagne Breakfast, the dress-up Drag on Drag Parade challenge, and the Let’s Go Shopping Girls community markets where locals also get the chance to hold garage sales.
The night will close with the Broken Heel Street Party with more disco, drag, and live music.
Hangovers are promised to be nursed at the Bloody Mary MooMoo Morning – which is exactly that – a morning of sipping Bloody Marys dressed down in moomoos on Sunday, and following a day out at Silverton, the festival will close with an evening screening of Priscilla and the Elliot/Bennett Q&A.
The Broken Heel Festival will take place September 11-13 at Broken Hill, NSW.