The Guardian festival blog: Peaky Blinders fans fill Birmingham festival with flat caps | Television & radio

Peaky Blinders is among the most-watched dramas on television and has grown into a cultural phenomenon around the world thanks to Netflix viewers. Now the Birmingham-based gangsters are going about conquering the festival world.

The two-day Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival took place this weekend in Digbeth, the area of the city centre closely associated with the historical gang, with performances from Primal Scream, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Anna Calvi and Liam Gallagher.

Billed by organisers as an “immersive re-creation of the Peaky Blinders world”, other activities included staged bare-knuckle fights, a Gypsy enclosure with painted caravans, swing artists, a cast Q&A featuring Sam Neill (Major Campbell), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby) and Kate Phillips (Linda Shelby), a fashion show for the official Peaky Blinders tailoring line, Garrison Tailors, free haircuts and a company of actors walking around in…


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