Islington Council revoke Fabric's license

House | Wednesday 7th September 2016 | Arren

Fabric's license was revoked in the early hours of the 7th September, after a lengthy meeting at Islington town hall.

The decision ended weeks of uncertainty at Fabric after being forced to close as the council reviewed their license.

After a tense 6 hour meeting - where Fabric, the Met and others gave evidence - the committee ruled that 'searches were inadequate and in breach of the license' and that 'a culture of drugs exists at the club which the existing management and security appear incapable of controlling'.

Flora Williamson read out the ruling to permanently remove their license forcing them to shut their doors forever.

Since August 12th Fabric's doors have been closed as the license was suspended following the deaths of two 18 year olds. All the while the dance music community (except DJ Sneak) rallied around the club, showing their support with a petition that more than 140,000 people signed. Sadiq Kahn and the Islington South & Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry also voiced support for the venue.

A big loss to not only London, but the UK's clubbing landscape. Gentrification and money strikes again! 

Big love to all the team at Fabric, thanks for the memories.