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"By order of the Peaky Blinders": acts including Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Anna Calvi and Primal Scream to perform at festival inspired by popular TV series
By Anna Grace on 20 Aug 2019
AEG Presents is promoting a music festival based on hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders this September, in collaboration with the show’s creator Steven Knight.
The promoter today (20 August) added new names to the event’s line-up, including Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, John J Presley and Saint Agnes. The acts will play alongside already announced artists Slaves, Anna Calvi, Primal Scream and the Streets’ Mike Skinner.
The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will take place from 14 to 15 September in Birmingham, UK, where the popular TV show is set.
The event will see actors recreate scenes from the 1920s-set drama, as well as immersive theatre performances, fashion shows and a Q&A between the Knight and the show’s cast.
An “immersive performance” of the show’s theme tune ‘Red Right Hand’ will close the event on the Sunday evening
Festivalgoers will hear music from the 1920s to 1940s at the event’s Carousel stage, with a BBC Introducing stage showcasing local emerging talent.
An “immersive performance” of the show’s theme tune ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave, featuring 200 actors and dancers from ballet company Rambert will close the event on the Sunday evening.
A “major cast announcement” and “special guest performance by global superstar” are yet to be revealed.
Tickets for the Peaky Blinders-themed event are priced at £67.35 for each day, with VIP packages starting at £149 per day.
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