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Over 3000 at Heel Festival

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

Philmah Box and Art Simone during Saturday night’s performance at the Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Myles Burt Philmah Box and Art Simone during Saturday night’s performance at the Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Emily McInerney

More than 3000 people attended the big three days of the Broken Heel Festival which wrapped up yesterday.

Festival organiser Esther La Rovere said the events held at the Palace Hotel on Friday night drew 1100 to 1200 people.

“We were sold out on Saturday night - we were at capacity, which was 1,800 tickets,” Esther said. “Our numbers were also up for Sunday.”

The parade on Saturday, the entertainment and the weekend were very well received, she said.

“The parade was popular once again, we had really beautiful weather, which was a big score.

“We’ve been getting great feedback. We had people in town who didn’t realise it was on and they’ve re-booked for next year.

“We had lots of international guests; one man came from San Francisco especially for the event.

“A lot of people made a really big effort to get here.”

Esther said the Heel Festival continues to be a popular drawcard on Broken Hill’s event calendar.

She also said a resurgence in Drag had helped push it along.

“Drag is having a resurgence, shows like Ru Paul’s drag race are creating an increase in numbers.”

Yesterday, attendees rounded off the festival with a trip to the Broken Hill Outback Resort. It was the first time the festival had been extended to include  Monday events.

“We would just like to thank everyone for their support,” said Esther. 

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