Crepe City, the leading trainer event in Europe, will be coming back to Manchester on Sunday, March 19, and we’re more than a little bit excited. With events that have sold out across the country and abroad, the event is bringing with it plenty of traders who will be showcasing some of the rarest and most in-demand sneakers in the world. Sneakerheads now’s your chance to see, feel, and let’s be honest, purchase some new heat to level up your collection. Even better, you can sign up to the waitlist for early access to tickets right now.
Located at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Europe’s biggest trainer festival will do more than just display these trainers – the venue will have a festival-style vibe, with panels, street food, live DJs and more between 12pm and 5pm. If you can’t wait and want to get your bearings before getting stuck in, there will be the chance for you to get early admission tickets that will get you in at 11am.
So, what’s the history of 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. It has since grown into Europe’s largest pop-up sneaker shop and lifestyle festival, hosted in various cities from Berlin to Birmingham, with thousands of hard-to-find shoes on sale.
Don’t think Crepe City is just trainers either, there’s going to be plenty of streetwear on offer – some just as rare as those trainers you were looking for. In between scouring the stalls for that holy grail type of find, you can attend panel discussions, sink your teeth into a variety of street food, and of course enjoy the bar that’ll keep the drinks flowing all day. On top of this, there will be a live host and a roster of Manchester based DJs playing throughout the event.
Also published on Medium.