BHF 2016 is thrilled to announce some major sponsors for this years event that will ensure the festival once again has all the bells and whistles !
The Foundation Broken Hill has come aboard as the festivals major sponsor. Foundation Broken Hill Chair Vince Gauci says, “This is a fantastic initiative for Broken Hill and has already demonstrated how successful it can be. We believe support in the early years is imperative to longevity and we are therefore pleased to be a part of that.”
This year's festival promises to be even wilder, with over 20 acts and such an odd variety of events as to surely rival the Parkes Elvis Festival as the most unique weekend on the Australian calendar.
Adding some shine to this year’s event, AGL Energy (AGL) which owns and operates the Broken Hill Solar Plant will be sponsoring the Festival for the first time this year. AGL ranked Australia’s 13th most inclusive workplace for LGBTI employees for 2016.
AGL Silverton Wind Farm Project Manager Adam Mackett said AGL was pleased to be a sponsor of the event.
“AGL is a strong supporter of the communities in which we operate and we wish the event organisers every success. It looks like it is going to be a fantastic community festival” said Mr Mackett.
The Broken Heel Festival celebrates Priscilla's themes of diversity, drag, music, friendship, adventure, and the wonders that can be discovered when you get off at the wrong stop.
Globe Home Hardware who sponsored last the 2015 festival fireworks show will again be on-board for this year’s event and is set to light up the night skies on Friday and Saturday of the festival. Globe Managing Director Fisk Nagas “every city needs such a colourful a weekend like this in their calendar, it’s important for the spirit and economy of the community”
Sydneys ACON team alongside local sexual Health workers will be back with their mobile testing HIV unit, chill space and popup photobooth in the outdoor arena of the event.
Entertainment for the three days in Australia's only heritage-listed city include: the spectacular arrival of a bus full of stunning drag queens and kings from around the nation; an Abba tribute band, cabaret and comedy acts, and DJ’s, all performing from a stage bedecked with a four-metre tall stiletto and the original bus from Priscilla: the Musical; a chicken champagne breakfast; an outrageous main street parade; art exhibitions and markets; a schnitzel crawl; ping pong competitions; and, of course, an inevitably ribald screening of the legendary film itself.
Comers will even have the chance to meet Shirl (actress June Bennett), who, in one of the film's most memorable moments, dared to take on Bernadette in a drinking competition….and speaking of drinks Adelaide HillsPrancing Pony Brewery will be bringing their “Giddy Up” bar and selection of Fire brewed beers to quench your thirst !
Of course, half the fun of the Broken Heel Festival will be found in the unexpected, those unscripted, unpredictable moments that tend to happen when hundreds of drag queens take over an outback mining town for an entire weekend.
Road trippers, fun seekers and those all dressed up with nowhere to go are welcome to the Broken Heel Festival at Broken Hill, on the western edge of NSW...a mere 1100kms from Sydney.
The outback has never looked so fabulous!
WHAT: Broken Heel Festival
WHEN: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 September, 2016
WHERE: Broken Hill, NSW
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