BBC’s “Peaky Blinders” is getting its own official festival, which should supplant the other non-official ones that have cropped up recently.
The festival will be held in Digbeth, Birmingham, England, on Sept. 14 and 15. Those dates are meant to correspond with when Episode 1, Season 1 began, which was September 1919.
— Nadine Shah (@nadineshah) August 2, 2019
“Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight has also had a hand in curating the festival, who spoke about the relevance of having the event in Digbeth:
“The most important thing that I wanted to do with this official one was not only to make it the biggest and best, but also to bring it back to Digbeth in Birmingham.
“Those streets are the streets where the Peaky Blinders first walked and drank and swaggered. I’m really pleased that we’re bringing this back to the roots of what the Peaky Blinders really are.”
— Slaves (@Slaves) August 2, 2019
Primal Scream, Slaves and Anna Calvi, and a “very special secret guest” will provide some musical entertainment. A Q & A with “Peaky Blinders” cast members will be held along with food and “immersive site-wide theatre.”
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Season 5 trailer of “Peaky Blinders.”