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We asked dance fans for their thoughts on Fabric’s closure at The Social 2016

News of Fabric’s permanent closure sent shockwaves through the dance community on Wednesday. Photographer Chloe Newman headed to Kent’s The Social festival – featuring performances from Goldie, Andrew Weatherall, Bicep and many more – to capture the mood among festival-goers, in a week of frustration and uncertainty about the future of UK dance. 

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“My first night out was at Fabric. I’m gutted about the closure as it’s taken that memory away. Fabric was a mecca for house.” – Sam
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“Music is an essential part of modern society. We need to embrace places like Fabric, not close them.” – Jamie
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“Fucking gutted.” – Adrian
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“It’s bullshit. By shutting down Fabric, they’re shutting down the culture. It’s just wrong.” – Jan
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“The closure of Fabric is wrong as there are other clubs with drugs elsewhere. Fabric has just been singled out.” – Ricky
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“It’s a tragedy for the clubbing scene. Fabric will be sorely missed but never forgotten.” – Dave
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“The closure has ruined the clubbing scene, for London especially.” – Josh
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“The situation is just absolutely heartbreaking.” – Emmett
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“It’s an absolute disgrace. Bureaucracy at its finest.” – Jay
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“Fabric is just being made an example of. It’s not right.” – Emma
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“It’s ludicrous that Fabric has close. Where will people go?” – Max
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“Fabric closing is sad, upsetting and offensive to [British] music culture.” – Matt
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“It’s a disgusting outcome.” – Steve

Read next: Seven things you can do to protest Fabric’s closure

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