NEWS: Laces Out! Sneaker Festival returns to Liverpool

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Laces Out! Festival invites sneaker heads across the country to congregate on Saturday 5th March 2016 in Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace to celebrate their shared love of the footwear. The festival will feature thousands of vintage, rare, box fresh and deadstock trainers ready to be bought, swapped and admired.

Brand new for Laces Out! 2016 is the Laces Out! Lab – a multi-faceted programme of curated sneaker culture and lifestyle activity, including brand activations, demonstrations, DJ sets and themed panels with leading figures in the industry. The marketplace will feature sneakers from the biggest brands not available on the high street, ranging from £30 right up to £3000. Fans will also be able to get an inside look at the industry with special previews of unreleased products.

Laces Out! curator Rob May says: “With Laces Out! Festival SS16 we really focused on enhancing every aspect of the event as well as celebrating peripheral sneaker culture within the Laces Out! Lab. The feedback on the programme so far has been overwhelming and it’s our ambition to continue to grow and get better each and every time. We hope that all hard core and casual sneaker heads can come and find something great to experience and get involved in at this event.”

The Lab will also be featuring keynote talks and DJ Sets from key figures in the industry. Topping the bill is world-renowned DJ and critically acclaimed author of ‘Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1980-87’ Bobbito Garcia, who will take part in an exclusive Q & A and perform the headline DJ set.

Joining him will be BBC 1Xtra presenter DJ Semtex and UK hip hop pioneers Rodney P and Skitz as well as the region’s best DJs including DJ StylusNo FakinDJ 2KindMadnice and Pooky with more yet to be announced.

If that wasn’t enough there will also be a special panel looking at the Culture of Sneakerfreaks featuring respected names from the industry including Megan Munro (Style Editor, Complex Magazine), Alex Synamatix (Editor, The Daily Street), Benji Blunt (Sneaker Customiser) and more.

Saturday 5 March 2016

Camp & Furnace
67 Greenland Street
L1 0BY

Tickets – £8 Standard / £15 Ultra (VIP)


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