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Silver City Stiletto drags in attendees

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

Maude Boate stepping off the Silver City Stiletto for last year’s Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Myles Burt Maude Boate stepping off the Silver City Stiletto for last year’s Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Emily McInerney

It’s full steam ahead for the Broken Heel Festival.

The Silver City Stiletto train, from Sydney to Broken Hill, is more than three quarters full, there’s a high demand for accommodation in town, and the festival is still three months away.

The Broken Heel festival is a fabulous three-day event that now attracts upwards of 6,500 visitors and which celebrates the movie, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’. 

From September 13 to 15, guests and locals alike can enjoy non-stop comedy, cabaret, live music and more, paying homage to the famous cult movie and stage musical.

People in Sydney are being encouraged to ‘shake your groove thing’ and get here in style on board the dedicated NSW TrainLink ‘Silver City Stiletto’ which leaves Central Station on Thursday, September 12.

The journey takes around 13 hours and stops at Strathfield, Parramatta, Katoomba, Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange and Parkes on the way to Broken Hill.

“We are very grateful that NSW TrainLink offer that extra service and that we have been able to partner with them,” said Festival director, Esther LaRovere of the Palace Hotel.

“It helps make the festival successful and continue on for the community.”

More than 900 three-day passes have been sold, and single day tickets are now available online.

“We are seeing people from all over Australia and all states purchasing tickets.”

Ms LaRovere said there will be events on the Thursday and Monday as well.

“We will have our welcome on Thursday and an event on Monday at Mount Gipps.”

She also said if people were struggling with buying tickets online, they could just go to the Palace between Monday and Friday, 9am - 5pm and a staff member would help.

“The uptake has been a good thing, people have been keen from the get go,” she said.

“Don’t wait too long, we currently have our early bird prices available.”

Ms LaRovere said accommodation across the city was booking out.

“We’re having capacity issues with accommodation. If there are any places that are available they can get in contact with us.

“We’re also offering a ‘glamping’ package with glamorous tents at the Lakeview Caravan Park and a bus to get to and from the festival. It’s got all the bells and whistles.

“And if any locals are interesting in putting their property up for Airbnb, let us know.”

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