The iconic London club fabric has permanently closed their doors due to their license being revoked.
The club will be closing after 17 years of operation and fond long memories of legends spinning including The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Skrem, Maya Jane Coles, My Nu Leng, Chris Liebing and more. It was announced that the clubs license would be revoked following two drug-related deaths at the venue in Clerkenwell.
The hearing lasted almost seven hours where evidence was heard from the Metropolitan Police, fabric’s management, as well as public health representatives and local residents. August 12th was the day the club closed down after its license had been suspended and was pending an investigation on the deaths of two teenagers earlier this summer that happened in two separate incidents.
“A culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control,” said the chair of the sub-committee that ultimately revoked the license and closed fabriclondon forever.
A petition was made on Change.org addressing London’s major, Sadiq Khan. The petition accumulated over 150,000 signatures but Khan cannot directly intervene with local council licensing decisions, so he released a statement last week: “I am urging [the authorities] to find a common sense solution that ensures the club remains open while protecting the safety of those who want to enjoy London’s clubbing scene.”
The support for the iconic club to stay open doesn’t stop there. Islington MP Emily Thornberry came out in support by saying that “whilst the question of safety must remain paramount, I sincerely believe that the closure of Fabric cannot be the answer.”
This signifies a change in culture where music is the answer but safety must come.