The Broken Heel Festival 2019

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Desert, Disco and plenty of Divas darlings.

The Broken Heel Festival is a fabulous three day festival which celebrates the theatrical anniversary of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" at her spiritual home; The Palace Hotel and the township of Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.


Hosted by the fabulous PHILMAH BOCKS and ART SIMONE with headline performances from our nation's best cultural personalities plus DJ's Showgirls, Bio Queens, Drag Queens & Drag Kings representing every corner of Australia's diverse community.

You'll be delighted at our fabulous food menu, unique cocktails and stunning drag markets where you can shop
til, you drop.

Throughout the Festival’s three stages, you'll experience plenty of non-stop comedy, cabaret, live music and social activities paying homage to this iconic cult movie and stage musical.

Also, don't forget to join us at Town Square for the Main Drag In Drag street parade where the entire community of Broken Hill joins in on the celebrations.

Plenty to see and do, you'll be living your own desert adventure with all of the incredible sights, sounds and tastes in and around Broken Hill.

Hold your boa babe and sparkle up, there's nothing else like it.

The Broken Heel Festival is a bucket list journey you won't want to miss.


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Announcing CARLOTTA as our major headliner darlings

The Festival is very proud and honoured to welcome the stunningly beautiful CARLOTTA to the 2019 stage as our headlining act on Saturday night.

Carlotta is an Australian cabaret and LGBTIQ community icon, plus a television celebrity. She began her career as an original member of the long-running Les Girls cabaret show, performed entirely by heavily costumed males, which started in 1963 in the purpose built Les Girls building which stood on a prominent corner in the heart of Sydney's Kings Cross, New South Wales.

“We are thrilled to feature such a legend of the LGBTIQ community and celebrate their history by showcasing one of their icons such as Carlotta” says Festival Director Esther LaRovre. Philmah Bocks was instrumental with the booking as she had been chasing Carlotta to perform for the Broken Heel Festival for a few years now. “I think it’s a testament to the Festivals growing success and fabulous reputation that we are seeing such a high calibre of entertainers wanting to come and work with us here in Broken Hill, I’m so excited to welcome Carlotta here in 2019”

Carlotta will perform her infamous “Carlotta, Queen Of The Cross” show on Saturday night on the main stage.

Her 70 minute performance will be split with a brief intermission and our audience will be delighted with a very special support act.

For the first time in years, three of Carlotta’s girls; (Vonni, Penny Clifford & Christy McNicol) will perform a tribute show to honour her and pay respects to the legendry Les Girls show.

This reunion will be a visual delight and a very special addition to Carlotta’s headlining spectacle.