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Broken Heel Festival a Huge Success

Drag Queens, tourists and locals a plenty helped with the great success of the Broken Heel Festival held across the weekend.

Friday and Saturday nights entertainment went off with a bang, literally, as fire works featured as a part of the entertainment and could be seen across most of Broken Hill.

The ladies from Brisbane’s well known drag act, Hey Felicia, took to the stage to kick off the night’s festivities to huge crowds at the festival grounds on Friday night.

Followed by 100% Kylie show, which was a big hit with many of the crowd joining in the singing, dancing and party atmosphere of the night.

Hanna Conda, of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under fame, teamed up with ABC’s Peter Goers to keep the entertainment and the action going on Saturday at the Town Square as delighted fans of all ages joined the festivities and activities which included the handbag toss.

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SOS ABBA didn’t disappoint as they completed their set on the back of a truck before the ‘Main in Drag up the Main Drag’ Street Parade.

Joel Creasy headlined the Saturday night program filming a comedy special for an unnamed global streaming service.

Silverton was crowded on Sunday as tourists, locals and drag queens alike descended on the town by bus and car.

The Bakery and the Silverton Hotel were jam-packed with revellers enjoying the atmosphere and the village was teeming with visitors taking in the sites, galleries and attractions on offer.

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Newly appointed NSW Minister for Tourism, the Honourable Ben Franklin, was in attendance and said it was so much fun.

“To see the way the entire community embraced it, of course there was a lot of visitations from whole other parts of Australia and in fact I met some international tourists as well, but it was clearly something that the local community also embraced.

“It’s very unique and a lot of fun and a lot of people had a great couple of days and it has been wonderful to be a part of it,” Mr Franklin said.

 

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