Fabric launch campaign to appeal against closure
Following the decision by Islington Council to revoke Fabric‘s license, a campaign has started to fund an appeal. The council’s decision sparked outrage among musicians and fans alike, who believe Fabric should not be closed down. The club’s license was revoked following the drug-related deaths of two young people in June. Many people against the closure argue that the fault does not lie with the club itself, and that Fabric has been working to tackle the use of illegal drugs on its premises.
Founded in 1999, Fabric has always been a huge part of the electronic music scene, particularly in London, having been voted World Number 1 Club in the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs Poll in both 2007 and 2008. Countless musicians have taken to social media to express their anger at the decision to close Fabric.
Sending love to the entire @fabriclondon family for all you've done over the years. I can't put into words what it's meant to all of us 🙏❤️
— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) September 7, 2016
Pure sadness about Fabric. London is being ruined right now.
— Four Tet (@FourTet) September 7, 2016
The campaign to save Fabric has been set up due to the huge legal costs of appealing the Council’s decision. Having now raised over £110,000, it is clear that there a huge proportion of people are behind the cause.
“The police have revoked our license to present music, art and culture; something we have been doing with great pride for nearly two decades. They abused archaic licensing laws in order to close us down and they will continue to do so if we do not come together and take action now.” – Fabric
Read the full statement or donate to the campaign here.
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