Iconic London venue Fabric has announced its first events for when it reopens in January 2017.
This comes after the nightclub got its license revoked in September, following the drug-related deaths of two 18 year-olds over the summer. Fabric was deemed to promote a ‘culture of drugs’ that was beyond the control of the venue and was shut down by Islington Council.
Thankfully, the Farringdon nightclub has come to an agreement with the council and the Metropolitan Police which will allow the club to re-open. Operating an over 19s policy on ‘main’ club nights will be one of the new regulations put in place. Searches at the venue will also become more strict, with a lifetime ban given to anyone found to be in possession of illegal drugs at the venue.
Fabric will reopen with a ‘Friends & Family’ themed opening weekend, starting on Friday 6th January 2017.
In a statement released on their official website, Fabric says:
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.
Advance tickets for the weekend have flown out quickly online, but many more will be available on the door at each event.
*UPDATE* 6/12/12 – Fabric has released a ‘transparency’ statement, urging clubbers not to bring in drugs to the club and releasing a financial statement alongside side this. Revealing that the club has over £100,000 in unspent cash from the #saveourculture campaign, the full post can be found here.