Today in Broken Hill Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries together with Deputy Premier, John Barilaro announced a special ‘NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto’ service is bound for Broken Hill for the annual Broken Heel festival to be held in September.
Also in Broken Hill for the announcement was Pete Allaway (Chief Operating Officer) and Jenny Symes (Head of Communications) from Transport NSW TrainLink.
Kevin Humphries said the train will give festival goers the chance to start the party early as they make their way to the three day event from 8 September in western NSW.
“The Broken Heel Festival is becoming an iconic event in regional NSW and it now has its own very unique train journey to get people there,” Kevin Humphries said.
“We’ve seen how the Elvis Express is helping bring the world’s attention to regional New South Wales in January and we are hoping the NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto will be a similar success.
“Festival goers will be able to enjoy the beautiful sights of regional New South Wales, partly tracing the well-known journey across the outback in the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
“Since the Festival began in 2015 as a 21st birthday celebration of the film, the Broken Heel Festival has now become an annual event with people from all over Australia converging on Broken Hill in a major boost for the local economy and tourism.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said the train is the perfect addition to a unique festival experience in regional NSW.
“The NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto will be a dedicated three car XPLORER train, departing on Thursday 7 September and customers can return from the festival by train on Tuesday 12 September or other NSW TrainLink train or coach services, after the event,” Mr. Barilaro said.
“There are 145 tickets for the NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto and it is sure to sell out quickly.”
The Broken Heel Festival offers all of the authentic favourite haunts from the film and features drag queens and drag kings, plus entertainers bringing cabaret, comedy, opera and live music, including an Abba cover band.
Tickets for the NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto will go on sale on Tuesday 11 July 2017 through the Broken Heel Festival office by contacting 08 8088 1699 or going to the Broken Heel web site http://www.bhfestival.com/
Tickets will cost $499 and this includes return travel with NSW TrainLink and general admission for three days of the event.
There will be a farewell event before the NSW TrainLink Silver City Stiletto departs Central Station and customers will also be able to board the train at Strathfield, Penrith and Orange.
As well as entertainment at Central before the train departs, well known drag queen Maude Boat will be on board for the journey, helping festival goers get into the mood on the journey to Broken Heel.