It was announced this morning that Fabric’s licence is up for review following four drugs related deaths at the venue.
UK Police have called for a review on the licence of London’s most esteemed superclub. This has happened now on the grounds that over the past three years eight people have collapsed, four of whom died, at the Farringdon club after consuming MDMA, ecstasy and other drugs. The most recent incident occurred in September, when an 18-year-old girl passed away in hospital following the purchase of MDMA inside the venue.
Stripping Fabric of it’s licence is being “seriously considered”, said the police. They are demanding the club increases it’s already strict security system to include the use of sniffer dogs. There have been 12 recorded drug possession or dealing offences for MDMA, ecstasy and ketamine recorded at the venue between April and October this year.
Tonight’s licence review has sparked an online petition, a Save Fabric Facebook page and floods of letters from members of the electronic music community and the wider public against the closure of the venue.
Fabric has been crowned best club in the world twice by DJ Mag and won the Best Large Venue award at their Best Of British awards last night. If you’ve enjoyed the music and the parties over the last 15 years and would like to see the legacy continue, it’s your duty to sign the petition!
For full details of tonight’s meeting with Islington Council, read this document