Europe’s Biggest Trainer Festival Is Coming To Manchester – And It’s Bigger Than Ever

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Europe’s Biggest Trainer Festival Is Coming To Manchester – And It’s Bigger Than Ever

The rarest trainers in the world will be up for grabs under one roof at Crepe City sneaker festival.

Crepe City, the leading trainer event in Europe, will return to Manchester on August 1 – with this year’s venue being bigger and better due to huge demand in 2019. The event will bring with it more than 150 traders who will be showcasing some of the rarest and most in-demand sneakers in the world.

Photo: Crepe City

Crepe City was founded by Ronal Raichura in London back in 2009 as the first event where people who like sneakers could meet up, socialise and trade in the rarest and most desirable trainers. Now in its eleventh year (would be twelfth, if, not for the pandemic), it has grown into Europe’s largest pop-up sneaker shop and lifestyle festival with thousands of hard to find shoes on sale.

And this year, over 2500 people are expected to attend the event, which will have a bar, bespoke trainer cleaning service and dedicated chill-out area with footwear panel discussions. As well as competitions, food stalls, live performances and sets from Manchester DJs.

This year’s festival will take place at the Bowler’s Exhibition Centre and is over three times as big as 2019’s venue – a testament to how far it has come over the years. Not only that, but it’ll provide plenty of space to stroll around a social distance, thanks to the venue’s size.

Photo: Crepe City

Originally selling out ahead of the event, organisers have released an exclusive wave of extra tickets, which are now available from Fever and are priced at £10 – but you’ll need to be quick, as the first lot were snapped up quicker than you could tie your shoelace.

Note: Organisers suggest bringing cash as, although some sellers will accept card and PayPal, some will only take cash and it will be difficult to leave the venue to find a cash machine.

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