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

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.

Hi... It's Karen calling xo

INTRODUCING the newest member of the Broken Heel Festival team...

Karen From Finance!!

What an absolute delight to have Karen join the pink bus to Broken Hill. We are so very excited to have her on board. 

Karen brings so much charisma to our festival programme, she will be join our cast of Drag Queens on the Cabaret Stage where you will witness the sheer delights of her extremely funny, witty and cleverly produced performances.

Karen From Finance is the premiere 'corporate' queen of Melbourne, Australia. She lives alone with her budgie 'Dantè' and enjoys tax time, office-based bonding activities, and invoice archiving.

She is a regular at hosting contestants from the smash hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race at special events which have included season winners such as Alaska, Violet Chachki, Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles, Bob The Drag Queen and Raja.

Karen also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the full-length independent production ‘Karen & Olympia On Ice’ with Olympia Bukkakis in early 2015, and the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival hit ‘Les N Mis’ with Dean Arcuri. She is one of the original cast members of Melbourne-based queer cabaret 'Yummy', and is a big fan of doing the rounds in the arts festival programs too:

With Karen at the wheel, you’ll be tickled with pink glitter over the full three days of drag in the desert.

We are very proud to have such a stunning queen represent at the Festival.

Don't miss out, book your tickets now >

OMG it's Trevor Ashley


The Broken Heel Festival is thrilled to announce Trevor Ashley as our headline performer on Saturday 09th during the Festival.

Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has built a career and following as an actor, writer, and international queen of cabaret.

His creativity is unstoppable, his wit razor-sharp and his wardrobe is bursting at the seams. 

He recently sold out the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with his acclaimed show “Diamonds Are For Trevor” and in musical theatre, Trevor was an original cast member of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical, creating the role of Miss Understanding, and playing it over 600 times. He also starred as the villainous Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s exceptional new production of Les Miserables at the Capitol Theatre for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award. Previously, Trevor played the role of Edna Turnblad in David Atkins’ acclaimed production of Hairspray in both Sydney and Melbourne. He won the hearts of both audiences and critics alike, earning him a Sydney Theatre Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical. 

Trevor now brings his exceptional talents, with a suitcase full of fabulous frocks all the way to Broken Hill for our Festival. His performance set will showcase just why he is a true Queen Of The Desert.

Accompanying Trevor is our late night dance party “GLITTERBOMB” DJ’d by the internationally renowned Kitty Glitter. Saturday night at the Festival is going to go off with a glittering BANG!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet and be entertained by these wonderful performers.

Early Bird Ticket sales end on Monday the 3rd April, grab your three day festival pass NOW darling!

Two fabulous front page announcements darling! Can you cope?

With great delight, we would like to announce that Philmah Bocks has been appointed "Assistant Festival Director" to the Broken Heel Festival.

Philmah brings a great deal of experience, enthusiasm, networking plus a whole lot of glitter in her wake. We are very excited for the journey ahead and what she will bring to the 2017 Festival.

“Art Simone and I have been involved with the festival since it began, as soon as we stumbled upon it we couldn’t wait to be involved. Last year I did a lot behind the scenes for Broken Heel, I was almost there in terms of the role,” Philmah states “There’s nothing else like it in Australia. There’s an annual, rural Elvis Festival that pulls in thousands of people from around the world and over the next five to ten years we want Broken Heel to be just as big. That’s what Esther wants for this festival, an amazing drag queen event in the middle of rural Australia and I want to help make that happen.”

To accompany this fabulous news, we are super proud to also announce that Saturday night's dance party this year is themed GLITTER BOMB!

Our fabulous DJ will be no other than the internationally renowned diva on the decks herself. KITTY GLITTER!

Since launching her career as a DJ in 2007, Kitty has taken the world by storm, one paw at a time. Most loved for her unique brand of bouncy remixed pop and uplifting house music, Kitty Glitter sparkles every dance floor she plays to. Featured in major festivals including Sydney Mardi Gras, White Party Palm Springs, Matinee in Las Vegas, andPride in New York, we are so very thrilled that Kitty has decided to jump on the bus to Broken Hill and kick up some red dust in the desert.

Early Bird tickets are still on sale; don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to dance to an international\ DJ under the stars of the desert.

Stay tuned online via our Facebook page for more news on GLITTER BOMB and artist announcements.