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London’s Fabric nightclub to reopen soon

Following its closure earlier this summer by London Islington Council, the club has got its license back

On 21 November London’s Fabric nightclub announced its plans to reopen soon.

”We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our license back,” read Fabric’s statement on its Facebook page. “We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us. We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is.”

The club had to close on 7 September when the London Borough of Islington Council revoked its license following its suspension in August due to two drug-related deaths at the venue. The huge public campaign against the decision amassed 150,000 signatures calling for the club’s reopening, while raising £300,000 in donations to help with its legal fees. Resident Advisor reported that an agreement between the club, Islington Council and the Metropolitian police was approved by judge Robin McPhee at Highbury Magistrates Court, stipulating 32 new conditions including raising the entry age to 19 and strict search and ID controls on entrance.

The full statement can be found over at RA's website. The actual reopening date is still to be set.