fabric will live to see another messy sunrise
The London club will remain open, despite facing closure due to drug-related deaths.
Following four drug-related deaths in just three years, it was announced yesterday that Islington Council threatened to take the license from the underground dance music institution. A last-minute petition to save the venue was started last night on change.org, with the campaign quickly gaining almost 45,000 likes on facebook and support from fans and DJs including the Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada and Annie Mac.
Saving the day, Fabric bosses have agreed to hire seven (apparently very well paid) £300 a night sniffer dogs to check for drugs, as well as to step up security with more CCTV and thorough ID checks. London nightlife has taken enough blows recently, with crackdowns on licensing laws and the closure of Cable and similar threats to Ministry of Sound. Thankfully, for now, the bassy beating heart of London will go on.
Photography Fabio Venni https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiovenni/