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The Lion King musical is returning to Manchester

Make sure you don’t miss out on tickets.

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If you missed it last time round, now’s your chance to catch The Lion King musical in Manchester.

The hugely popular show is returning to our city for a three-month run starting next year, and tickets will be out soon.

The stage adaption of the classic Disney film’s first run in Manchester was between 2012 and 2015, and it went down a storm.

It features a massive cast, with over 50 actors, dancers and singers involved in telling the story of Simba using puppets, costumes and masks.

It’s set to return to the Palace Theatre late next year, from October 22nd 2020 until January 31st 2021.

If you want tickets, they’re going on sale next year, in February 2020, and if you really don’t want to miss out you can sign up here from today to get first access.

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Europe’s largest trainer festival is returning to Manchester this summer

Know anyone who loves trainers?

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Crepe City

If nothing makes you happier than a good pair of trainers, then you need to get yourself down to Crepe City.

Europe’s largest trainer festival is returning to Manchester this summer, after it was forced to cancel last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crepe City will bring with it absolutely loads of rare and exclusive shoes, with more than 150 traders ‘showcasing the rarest and most desirable pairs of trainers’.

There’ll be more than just trainers there as well, with DJs and performers, street food, bar, a sneaker-cleaning service, competitions and panel discussions.

Crepe City

The event description reads: “The leading sneaker event in Europe returns to Manchester! Expect to see over 150 traders showcasing the rarest and most desirable pairs of trainers all for sale under one roof.

“The festival will also have competitions, panel discussions, live performances, Manchester-based DJs playing throughout the day, street food, and a bar sponsored by upcoming Manchester-based spirits brand Rockstar Spirits.

“Clothing brands from Manchester and London will also be present alongside local footwear sellers with local talent and workforce represented. Don’t miss it!”

Crepe City

Crepe City is happening on Sunday August 1st 2021 from 12pm-5pm, over at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park.

Tickets are live now and are only £10 each – you can grab them here.

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Manchester is getting its first football ‘fan park’ in time for Euro 2021 this summer

Football is officially coming home

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FanPark Euro 2021

Sporting events company 4TheFans is bringing its first ‘fan park’ to Manchester this summer, just in time for Euro 2021.

The events will allow football fans to safely come back together and enjoy the Euros with their pals.

Located at EventCity (with more venues to be announced), the events will strictly adhere to government guidelines for social distancing until June 21st when all restrictions are lifted.

FanPark Euro 2021

Just a day after this on June 22nd England face the Czech Republic, which will be a celebration on all fronts as we finally say goodbye to restrictions.

The fan park will be one of the UK’s biggest, with people attending any event experiencing a genuine big game atmosphere with food and drinks, three huge anti-glare screens and a world-class sound system.

Events will be hosted and include an appearance and match analysis from a football legend – the three matches shown in Manchester will feature Paul Merson, David May, and Danny Mills.

And there’s even more entertainment, including a DJ set, competitions and giveaways.

FanPark Euro 2021

All of England’s home games are being played at Wembley, and if the Three Lions can go all the way and bring football home, it will be a home final as well.

The games confirmed so far at EventCity are:

  • Sunday 13th June – Group D: England vs Croatia (2pm) Hosted by Paul Merson
  • Friday 18th June – Group D: England vs Scotland (8pm) Hosted by David May
  • Tuesday 22nd June – Group D: Czech Republic vs England (8pm) Hosted by Danny Mills
  • Sunday 11th July – Euro2020 Final (8pm)  – Hosted by Special Guests

The 4TheFans Fan Park events in London and Hastings sold out within a week, so you best move quick if you want to secure tickets.

You can grab your tickets here.

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A new underground ‘80s arcade and cocktail den is coming to Peter Street

NQ64 is opening a new site

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Peter Street is having a bit of a resurgence at the moment, with a whole wave of new and exciting venues coming to the area.

The arrival of Albert Schloss and Albert Hall ushered in this new era, marking the area as a top night time destination.

The list of new openings continues to grow, with a new Ezra & Gil and Blues Kitchen set to open there soon.

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In the meantime, Asha’s, BrewDog, Rudy’s, Impossible, Revs de Cuba, Dirty Martini, and Schofield’s Bar are already all on the street.

Now there’s another new addition to that list, with Manchester favourite NQ64 opening a new site on Peter Street.

It will be taking over the old Club LIV spot, with NQ64 set to add to their already impressive roster of old school arcade machines and consoles with this new location.

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Expect more of the same, with plenty of retro arcade classics to keep you busy while you sink some beers and cocktails and listen to top tunes all night long.

The opening date for NQ64 on Peter Street is still TBC – so keep an eye out for further info.

You can keep up to date with NQ64 on their website here, or on Instagram here.

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