The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival with Primal Scream, Anna Calvi, and more

immersive theatre, live music & fashion inspired by the series, cinema, museum, poetry & more

published: Fri 2nd Aug 2019

Primal Scream

buy tickets now > Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th September 2019
Digbeth , Birmingham, England
£64.95 a day
last updated: Fri 9th Aug 2019

Happening in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019, The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will bring together immersive theatre, live music and fashion inspired by the series, a cinema showing, a museum, food, drink, poetry and more

Along with 5 stages of music it's an official celebration of the global TV phenomenon and co-curated by show creator Steven Knight, with live recreations of Peaky Blinders scenes involving 200 actors, fashion shows and mens’ grooming, using the historic streets, warehouses and factories of Digbeth and employing lighting, sound, smoke, video mapping and special effects, the post World War 1 era will come to life.

Music comes from Primal Scream, a 'very special secret guest', Anna CalviSlavesMike Skinner (DJ Set)Nadine Shah, with more to be announced including a BBC Introducing Stage, and also featuring The CorrespondentsSwingrowersElectric Swing CircusHeavybeat Brass BandJive AcesJim Wynn Swing BandThe BaghdaddiesMiss Kiddy and The CatSwing ZazouThrill Collins, and Punch The Sky.

Contemporary dance company Rambert will perform a specially commissioned performance, choreographed for the festival by artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer, and Steven Knight will reveal all in a live Q&A, also featuring the show’s stars. 

Kent and Curwen will be dressing VIP ambassadors in the Kent and Curwen x Peaky Blinders collection, and Kent and Curwen’s creative Director Daniel Kearns will host a conversation, discussing ‘The Peaky Look’ and how to achieve this with Kent and Curwen collaboration. In addition, there will be a fashion show from Steven Knight’s Garrison Tailors clothing range, plus the show’s influence on modern style will be reflected in onsite tailoring and men’s grooming.

Steve Knight: “It is with enormous pleasure that I announce the first ever LEGITIMATE Peaky Blinders festival, which is happening in the streets and alleys of Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday  14th and Sunday 15th of September. It will be a festival of live music, performance, poetry, immersive theatre and experiences which will celebrate the swagger of the men and women who walked these same Digbeth streets one hundred years ago. Along with the music line up, we have the world-famous BALLET RAMBERT performing a specially written and choreographed Peaky Blinders ballet. There will be fashion shows, street food, pop ups and bars including a reimagined Garrison Tavern.  We will be celebrating in Birmingham style and everyone from around the world is invited. Expect the unexpected, expect 1919 to come crashing into 2019 and, be assured, everything is officially by order of the Peaky Blinders...“
 
John Empson Festival Director & Founder: “The legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival is a brand new concept which starts in Digbeth, Birmingham, the authentic birthplace of the Peaky Blinders. Something totally fresh in the festival market, the show will merge cinema, live music, immersive theatre, ballet, bespoke food and drink, spoken word, pop-up performances, collaborations, exclusive previews, appearances from cast members and world class special guests. A totally 360 degree festival experience.’”

Anna Calvi: "I’m thrilled to be performing at The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. Scoring Peaky Blinders has been a major project for me this year and I’m excited to be bringing a special one-off version of my show to the festival 🖤." 

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 9th August.

buy tickets from 10am on Friday 9th August >

Children under 13 years old (aged 12 or below) will NOT permitted to the Festival and children under 16 years old (aged 13 -15) will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18+. ID’s will be checked at the Festival entrance.

Doors open midday both days.



buy tickets now > Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th September 2019
Digbeth , Birmingham, England
£64.95 a day
last updated: Fri 9th Aug 2019


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