Photo credit: Crepe City Facebook page

The UK’s biggest trainer festival arrives in Manchester next month, bringing with it some of the rarest sneakers on the resale market.

Last year’s event saw over 150 traders will showcasing the rarest and most in-demand trainers in the world. This year is set to be even bigger.

Previous events have boasted a dedicated bar, bespoke trainer cleaning service, DJs, film screenings and panel discussions from footwear experts – and we”re expecting some cool additions to its 2020 lineup.

The UK's biggest rare trainer festival lands in Manchester next month I Love Manchester
Photo credit: Crepe City Facebook page

Called Crepe City, the festival was first founded in 2009 by and started from humble beginnings in a Nottinghill basement.

Its first event hosted just 100 people and was the first UK event where sneaker collectors could meet up, socialise and trade in trainers.

Today it’s a much bigger affair, growing into one of Europe’s leading streetwear festivals over the past decade.

Last year organisers were overwhelmed by the response from Mancs, who queued for hours to get into the event.

In response, for the festival’s 2020 return they’ve booked a huge venue outside the city centre in order to accommodate overwhelming demand.

The UK's biggest rare trainer festival lands in Manchester next month I Love Manchester
Photo credit: Crepe City Facebook page

Ticket holders from last year have been offered a reduced early bird rate to compensate for last year’s lengthy queue waits.

Moving from The Brickworks to Bowler’s Exhibition Centre, tickets for next month’s event on 29th March are priced between £11.37 for general admission and £22.15 for VIP tickets with queue jump privileges.

VIP tickets also include a drink token to be redeemed with Manchester’s own Rockstar Spirits, plus a goody bag and free admission to the event’s after party.

Doors will open at 12pm with the festival running until 5pm, but you are advised to arrive from 11am to queue. Free parking will be available on site.

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