Fabric warns of “troubling precedent” in official statement on club’s closure

“Closing fabric is not the answer to the drug-related problems clubs like ours are working to prevent.”

London’s Fabric club has issued a statement on Islington Council’s decision to revoke its license last night.

“fabric is extremely disappointed with Islington Council’s decision to revoke our license,” the statement reads.

“This is an especially sad day for those who have supported us, particularly the 250 staff who will now lose their jobs.

“Closing fabric is not the answer to the drug-related problems clubs like ours are working to prevent, and sets a troubling precedent for the future of London’s night time economy.”

Last night’s licensing review at Islington Town Hall followed the recent drug-related deaths of two 18-year-old men at the venue. Police had called the club “a safe haven for drugs,” an accusation strenuously denied by the club, who said last week: “The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.”

DJs and musicians close to Fabric have responded angrily to the club’s closure, with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok, Novelist and The Black Madonna among those voicing their support for the club on social media.