2017 will see the iconic club open its doors again
The re-opening date for London club Fabric has been announced, after its owners successfully brokered a deal with Islington Council.
The iconic club was controversially closed on September 7 after Islington Council revoked its license following a seven-hour meeting.
One of the primary reasons for the decision was the council’s belief that “a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control”. Fabric has now announced it will re-open on Friday January 6.
Speaking in a statement, via Fact Magazine, the club said; “It’s pretty much impossible for us to put a measure on just how much gratitude we are feeling right now to be able to announce our reopening proper.”
“We’ve said it before and we will keep on saying it—you are all to thank for this. The credit for this is shared among hundreds of thousands of petition signers, letter writers, donors, t-shirt bearers, artists, party promoters and more than we can ever recount. A community of people from the world over who came together and continued the principal of unity that was central to the foundation of our culture—to save us.”
“Now it’s about what’s ahead of us. We’re looking ahead to filling our disco with our family of artists and club heads alike, with our soundsystems including our new Pioneer Pro Audio Room Two set up pushing out mesmeric high level sound. This is what it has always been about.”
After its closure in September, the club launched an appeal shortly after the verdict was announced. The outcome of the appeal launched new anti-drug measurements.
In a joint statement issued by Islington Council and Fabric’s owners, it explained that Fabric’s owners have “offered many new additional conditions to be added to its Licence, all of which are designed to ensure a Zero Tolerance approach to drug possession, consumption and sale within the club”.
These conditions include lifetime bans for anyone trying to buy, sell or consume drugs on the premises or upon entry. Entry to the club will be monitored by a new I.D. scanning system and there will be improved lighting, additional CCTV provision and covert surveillance within the club.
Under 19s will also not be allowed inside the venue at anything deemed a “core club night” for Fabric. Fabric first opened in 1999, and news of its closure was met by widespread dismay from prominent names in the music industry and beyond.