Iconic London nightclub Fabric has its license revoked

On Tuesday night, 7th September, London’s Islington Council came to a devastating decision to close Fabric nightclub for good after being closed indefinitely since August due to two drug related deaths of teenagers. This is a great loss and worry for the future of London’s nightlife as London has lost 50% of its nightclubs and 40% of its music venues over the past 8 years. Many of these places have been converted into housing and there is now speculation that Fabric may even be converted into a multi-storey block of flats. It is very difficult to watch London’s culture be destroyed for profit and greed from these councils.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, proposed as part of his mayor campaign that he wants to rebuild the city’s nightlife culture but as it stands, he has not done enough to do that. He released the following statement:

“London’s iconic clubs are an essential part of our cultural landscape. Clubbing needs to be safe but I’m disappointed that Fabric, Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police were unable to reach agreement on how to address concerns about public safety. As a result of this decision, thousands of people who enjoyed ‎going to Fabric as an essential part of London’s nightlife will lose out. The issues faced by Fabric point to a wider problem of how we protect London’s night-time economy, while ensuring it is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Over the past eight years, London has lost 50 percent of its nightclubs and 40 percent of its live music venues. This decline must stop if London is to retain its status as a 24-hour city with a world-class nightlife.

Almost every producer/DJ who has ever played in London has had a say on the issue. Here are series of tweets from artists all over the world: