A NEW festival based on Peaky Blinders will entertain fans with live music from Primal Scream and Anna Calvi, as well as immersive theatre and special effects later this year.

Called the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, the event will celebrate the popular drama series across two days in Birmingham’s Digbeth area in September.

Some 20,000 fans are expected to attend each day of the festival, which has been co-curated by the show’s creator Steven Knight and will include appearances from cast members.

Rockers Primal Scream and Mercury-nominated artist Calvi, who created the score for the new series, have been confirmed as headliners, and there will also be performances from the likes of Nadine Shah and Slaves as well as a BBC Introducing Stage.

Live recreations of scenes from the gangster period drama involving 200 actors will be shown, as well as fashion shows and displays of men’s grooming inspired by the series.

Much of the popular show was filmed at Arley Hall near Appleton Thorn.

Using Digbeth’s historic streets, warehouses and factories, special lighting, sound, smoke, video mapping and special effects will bring the post-First World War era to life.

Contemporary dance company Rambert will stage a specially-commissioned performance, choreographed for the event by artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

The festival will also include a cinema, a museum, food and drink offerings and poetry, among other activities and sights.

In addition, Knight will take part in a Q&A session along with special guests, and David Beckham’s fashion brand Kent and Curwen will showcase its official Peaky Blinders collaboration.

Knight said: “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 14 and Sunday 15 of September.”

The Bafta-award winning show will soon return for its fifth series on BBC One after having jumped from BBC Two following a successful fourth series.

Tickets for the festival will be on general sale from Friday.