Broken Heel festival to wow crowds in 2018

Since stepping out and entertaining crowds for the inaugural Broken Heel festival three years ago, the event has grown to be one of the biggest and best shows in regional New South Wales and it’s coming back in 2018. 

Acclaimed Australian singer Christine Anu has been announced as the headline act for this year’s festival.

This is the first time that Ms Anu will have performed at Broken Hill, the rural town made famous by the Priscilla Queen of the Dessert movie.

Broken Hill has been the homeplace for the annual festival that celebrates glitter, music, theatre and drag, since 2015.

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This year the Broken Heel festival will be held over three days from September 7, 8 and 9.

Festival Director Esther La Rovere said the addition of Anu was an incredible coup for the outback’s gathering of glitter.

“The Festival is growing rapidly each year. To have Christine Anu headlining the program is really significant for us. What an iconic talent to have as part of our annual pilgrimage,” Ms La Rovere said.

Anu won’t be the only indigenous star on the program for 2018, this year’s Festival is celebrating strong cultural inclusion with the announcement of a mentorship for young indigenous performers.

“We have two sassy young girls joining us this year through our new mentorship,”  Ms La Rovere said.

“This program gives them a week’s access to an experienced Drag Queen to give them a positive insight into the art of drag. It’s designed to help them further their art and enable them to grow within the drag community and provide a solid platform to grow as performers,”

Ms La Rovere said the Broken Heel festival was expanding.

“We have unprecedented numbers last year, and we now have people returning each year because they know how unique and entertaining it is,” she said.

“And the word is really starting to spread. We had a float in the last Mardi Gras Parade and not only the drag community, but the broader Australian community know about us, and respect what we create as a Festival.

“It’s great to be able to then give back and nurture the talent of the future, particularly in the space of indigenous talent cultivation.”

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