Hello Possums! All aboard the Stiletto Express Train… to Sydney! It’s with great pleasure we announce our official Sydney Mardi Gras program for 2021.
To celebrate the 43rd annual Sydney Mardi Gras, the fab-u-lash queens and queers of the iconic Broken Heel Festival have partnered with their Imperial Hotel family to bring you 15 events across a week long calendar.
Do you love the nightlife? We sure do! Showcasing the dazzle of the desert in the rainbow city, with a diverse and dynamic program of drag, live entertainment and workshops – we invite you to a flamboyant gathering experience in recognition of our wider LGBTQIA+ community.
Thank you to our sponsors, Don Julio, Broken Heel & Red Bull
March 3 & 4
Celebrating homegrown drag talent, So You Think You Can Drag (SYTYCD) the compeition is an exclusive two night event that puts drag contestants head to head. Don your favourite boa and sparkle up, we’re calling all wannabe kings, queens and members of the court to prove they have what it takes to join the Broken Heel Family!
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March 4 & 5
Get your education on and learn how to master costume & makeup in our werqshops this Mardi Gras! With Art Simone and Philmah Bocks teaching the curious creatives the 101 of drag makeup and Maude Boate and Jojo Zaho teaching the 101 of drag costumes!
March 5 & March 6
Looking for the ultimate bang in your box? An exclusive Drag N’ Dine event that will take you on an unforgettable journey with Priscilla – we’ve combined the talents of the cast of the iconic Broken Heel Festival and their Imperial family to bring you the Remix Show the ultimate Priscillas experience. A 4-part dinner show that recreates the magic of Mitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and friends – an extravagant side dish to a feast in The Imperial’s award winning restaurant.
Proudly brought to you by Don Julio.
Get into the groove and let your pride shine at our late night Mardi Party. Across two levels: ground floor and the Basement, a Covid-friendly night of celebrations in a refuge of love and a hub of cultural and queer diversity. Raising the roof of this epic anniversary are local legends Farren Heit, Ruby Slippers and Riot, together with Broken Heel Festival royalty Philmah Bocks, Art Simone Jojo Zaho and Jemima Handful!
Born in the country town of Broken Hill, NSW – The Broken Heel Festival began in 2015 in celebration of the anniversary of the beloved Priscilla, Queen of the Desert film. A unique and fabulous festival that attracts thousands of passionate folk who make the annual pilgrimage to The Palace Hotel, a sister venue to The Imperial Hotel. Both of these iconic hotels are known as the spiritual home of Priscilla, and a pair of grand old dames like no other, a true sisterhood.
In light of the cancellation of the 2020 Broken Heel Festival due to the pandemic, this pink posse is heading to Sydney this Mardi Gras to reunite with her Impy family for an unforgettable week of fun.