The iconic London club is threatened with closure.
The petition was started by one of the London club’s long-standing promoters, Jacob Husley, who argues that “closing a venue such as Fabric would be an incredibly short-sighted response to a complex problem.” He calls on Islington Borough Council and London mayor Sadiq Khan, who has already tweeted his support, to step in.
The iconic club had its licence temporarily suspended by Islington Council earlier this month, following the suspected drug-related deaths of two 18-year-old men.
In the petition, Husley praises the club’s family ethos, citing the example of the elderly Polish couple who on visiting Fabric in June described it as “the best club in London.”
“The reason why I’ve brought up this story is because it shows something about us, the clubbing community, about the culture behind it and how Fabric operates – that no matter how old you are, rich or poor, colour or gender, you are welcome in the club and you will be looked after. It’s like a big family. This is the ethos that’s at the core of club culture and fabric’s operations,” writes Husley.
The license review hearing by Islington Borough Council takes place on September 6.
A large number of DJs and artists are urging you to sign the petition. See a selection of their tweets below and read a statement from club regular Howie B.
— carl craig (@carlcraignet) August 25, 2016
— seth troxler (@sethtroxler) August 25, 2016
— Teki Latex (@TekiLatex) August 24, 2016
— fabriclondon (@fabriclondon) August 24, 2016
— Kevin Saunderson (@kevinsaunderson) August 24, 2016
fabriclondon has supported Drum & Bass since the day it opened. Week and week out they have provided an outlet… https://t.co/evVpHlwYZA
— THE ALCHEMIST (@MRGOLDIE) August 24, 2016
— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) August 24, 2016
— Dusky (@Duskymusic) August 24, 2016
— George FitzGerald (@georgefitzmusic) August 24, 2016
SIGN & SAVE FABRIC ! https://t.co/JqR5ENIZdo
— MDŠLKTR (@modeselektor) August 25, 2016
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) August 29, 2016