Drag kings and drag queens from across Australia are set to compete in a series of gruelling challenges during the outback Broken Heel Festival’s “So You Think You Can Drag” competition.
Hosted by 2016’s Queen Of Broken Heel Shelita Buffet and Christina Knees-Up, the event will put the group of performers through their paces as they compete to be crowned this year’s King and Queen of Broken Heel.
Competitors will have to take to the stage and perform a solo number fierce enough to avoid being “gonged” by the judges; win a gruelling obstacle race down Broken Hill’s Main Street; create a local drag look for only $10; and lip sync for their lives against their rivals in two challenges.
This year’s Broken Heel festival will run for three days this September in the outback city of Broken Hill, 1500 km south west of Brisbane.
Local drag stars Philmah Bocks and Art Simone will host the event, which first started in 2015 as a tribute to the 1994 drag classic “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”.
RuPaul’s Drag Race stars CoCo Montrese and Alexis Michelle will headline this year’s festival, alongside a lineup of Australian entertainers including 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 who will performing live music, cabaret and comedy.
“Priscilla” fans will get to see the iconic outback locations from the movie, including the Palace and Silverton Hotels, and revellers will also get the chance to meet some of the cast and crew from the movie.
The Broken Heel Festival will run for three days from Friday September 8 to Sunday September 10 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. For tickets and more information, visit the Broken Heel Festival website or their Facebook page.