In what is bound to be some shocking and saddening news for club goers and fans of music culture alike, it has been announced that iconic night club Fabric is due to close.
Following on from a review meeting in Islington Town Hall, after a handful of different drug-related deaths, the committee decided that the club must now shut its doors for good.
The decision comes despite a huge outpouring of support from musicians, DJ’s and plenty of others, as well as a change.org petition which garnered 150,000 signatures.
Not only that, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke up himself in support of Fabric. He said, ““I don’t want young and creative Londoners abandoning our city to head to Amsterdam, to Berlin, to Prague where clubs are supported and allowed to flourish.
“I want them to be able to celebrate what they love in the city that they love, rather than punish them or force their activities underground or abroad.”
Fabric also had the support of Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry, who said the club is ““huge cultural significance to an entire generation – a generation too often ignored and overlooked by politicians and policy makers.”
Unfortunately it hasn’t been enough to #SaveFabric. Here’s hoping that this isn’t the be-all and end-all decision that keeps the establishment shut for good.