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Laces Out Exhibition Centre Liverpool

LACES OUT! Trainer Festival is the North Wests largest celebration of sneakers, fashion and lifestyle.

The hugely popular Sneaker Festival celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year, kicking off the celebrations at the Exhibition Centre, Saturday 18th May. The event brings sneaker lovers and alike from across the world, old and young to browse and take their pick amongst the thousands of rare, vintage, hype and dead stock trainers, fashion pieces and collectables.

The massive market place is accompanied by DJ’s, global brands, panel guests and the usual drink and food offering you would expect from a festival.

For 2024, expect some surprise guests with LACES OUT! hitting this huge milestone. As always the Exhibition Centre Liverpool will be jam packed with sneaker lovers selling and buying their way through the endless amounts of tables lined with rarest trainers you can find.

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Ticket info:

GENERAL TICKET £10.00 (Plus £1.00 booking fee) – Standard admission ticket. Doors open at 12pm.

Q-JUMP TICKET £15.00 (Plus £1.50 booking fee) – Get early access before the general admission queue. Q-Jump entry open at 11am

ULTRA TICKET  £20.00 (Plus £2.00 booking fee)  VIP admission ticket Early entrance at 11am. Ultra ticket holders receive a free Laces Out! Tote Bag inc. Badge, Sticker Pack, Crep Protects Gifts and more.

Please note: all entry times are a guide only and are subject to change due to events beyond our control.

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From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 


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