This week saw the iconic club Fabric saved as Islington Council agreed to offer a new lease of life under a stricter licence. The club was shut in September following deaths of two clubbers relating to drugs.
Since 1999 Fabric offered dance goers, music lovers and clubbers a haven. Fabric showcases the best of underground talent, live acts and electronic music legends. Known to play everything from grime, garage, techno, electro, house, drum & bass and disco, fabric never went with the trend and always appreciated and respected music. Fabric gave a platform to some of the most influential djs like Pete Tong and Norman Jaye to share their passion with like minded people. On hearing the news of it’s closure more than 150,000 people signed a petition and £300,000 was raised to help with the club’s legal costs. This just goes to show how recognised and respected this venue is. Fabric London are overwhelmed by the response and Gary Kilby, Managing Director expressed his gratitude by saying “This would have been unlikely without each and every scrap of support from you, the fabric family. Thanks cannot be put into words.”
Changes that will be enforced under the new licence:
• The use of a new ID scanning system on entry to the club.
• Enhanced searching procedures and controls.
• Covert surveillance within the club.
• Life-time bans for anyone found in possession of drugs, whether on entry or within the club.
• Life-time bans for anyone trying to buy drugs in the club.
• Enhanced monitoring and external auditing for compliance against procedures.
• Physical changes to the club, including improved lighting and additional CCTV provision.
• A new security company.
• Persons under 19 years of age shall not be permitted to be on the premises as a customer or guest from 8pm on a Friday until 8am on the following Monday or on any day during the hours that the operators promote a Core Club Night.
Fabric has now been saved and may the nightlife culture remain for many generations to come. If you have not experienced Fabric London then put this on your bucket list Fabric London