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Train sold out

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

The Silver City Stiletto at Parkes train station last year on its way to the Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Dallas Kilponen, Destination NSW The Silver City Stiletto at Parkes train station last year on its way to the Broken Heel Festival. PICTURE: Dallas Kilponen, Destination NSW

By Emily Roberts

Tickets for the Silver City Stiletto train have sold out within four days, prompting elation from Broken Heel Festival organisers.

For this year’s festival, NSW TrainLink is again running the special train on Thursday, September 6 from Central Station in Sydney to Broken Hill and back.

The train was first run last year with a $50,000 government to help more get to the festival from Sydney.

The annual Broken Heel Festival is a three-day event which celebrates the movie “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert”. 

The Palace Hotel’s Esther La Rovere said yesterday it was great news that the train was booked out and that she hoped to have another carriage made available..

“It sold through the festival’s social media marketing, which is really good news,” said Ms La Rovere.

“We’ve put in a request for an additional carriage and we are waiting to hear back on that.”

Meanwhile, people who want to catch the train may call the Palace and put their name on the waiting list.

A number of other companies are also offering tours and travel packages.

“Locally, ‘Buses R Us’ have come on board to offer a package from Adelaide to Broken Hill,” said Ms La Rovere.

“There is also a company from Sydney, ‘Planet Dwellers’, who are running a tour to Broken Hill. There will be on board entertainment for both tours with Drag Queens, Drag Bingo and karaoke.

“It is great to see other products developing around the event.”

The Broken Heel Festival will run from September 7-9 with lots of comedy, cabaret, live music and more paying homage to the cult movie and stage musical.

“Accommodation is also starting to fill up in town for that weekend,” said Ms La Rovere.

“We have a list of places that have availability. If any property owners are considering Air B ‘n B, now would be a good time to capitalise on that.

“A lot of people are still looking for accommodation.

“We are looking at all accommodation providers being at maximum capacity.”

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