Broken Heel Festival brings Drag Race Stars To Outback

Broken Heel Festival

Two stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will head to outback New South Wales for this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

CoCo Montrese and Alexis Michelle will join a lineup of Australian entertainers bringing drag performances, cabaret, comedy and live music to the now-annual festival.

Australian drag stars Philmah Bocks and Art Simone will host the event.

The Broken Heel Festival began in 2015 as a tribute to the 1994 drag classic Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

This year’s festival will run for three days in September in the outback city of Broken Hill, 1500 km southwest of Brisbane.

The festival showcases all the iconic outback locations from Stephan Elliott’s film, including the Palace and Silverton Hotels. Revellers will also get the chance to meet some of the cast and crew from the movie including June Bennett who played barfly Shirl.

Australian drag stars Trevor Ashley, Cindy Pastel, Karen from Finance, Jemima Handful, Polly Filla, Shelita Buffet, Christina Knees-Up, Mr James Bling Bling, Archie Arsenic and Rosie Faux will also entertain crowds across the festival’s three days.

So You Think You Can Drag

2016’s Queen Of Broken Heel Shelita Buffet and Christina Knees-Up will host the So You Think You Can Drag competition. Performers will tackle gruelling challenges as they do laps of the town’s main drag  —in drag — competing for the titles of King and Queen of Broken Heel.

DJ Kitty Glitter will host her Glitter Bomb dance party and ABBA cover band BAAB will also perform.

The original ‘million dollar bus’ from the award-winning Priscilla stage musical will again be on display at this year’s festival, before the show returns to Australian shores next year.

The Broken Heel Festival will run for three days from September 8 to September 10 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. For tickets and more information, visit the Broken Heel Festival website or Facebook page.

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